Control System Design Engineer
Who we are
Serving the fast-moving entertainment industry, we design, manufacture, and sell premium products that allow artists to express their creativity and push boundaries using eye-catching scenic motion.
Kinesys products have been used by some of the world’s most successful artists including Ed Sheeran, The 1975, U2, Take That, One Direction, Mariah Carey… the list goes on. It’s also used in TV shows, films, venues and at corporate events across six continents. We have a reputation for quality, design and service that is second to none.
We’re part of the TAIT group, market leaders in designing, constructing and delivering world-class solutions for live events. We’ve got an ambitious and exciting business plan and the investment to make it happen.
What you’ll be doing
Our customers come to us because we have a reputation for continuously challenging the industry to do things better, with innovation and excellence at our core. You’ll be a key part of the team that makes this happen and helps us to keep pushing the boundaries.
You will be responsible for the control and electrical aspects of designing, developing, and documenting Kinesys control products.
How you’ll do it
You’ll be responsible for the detailed hardware design of the control and electrical elements of our products.
You’ll build accurate and comprehensive Bills of Materials for use by the purchasing teams
You’ll accurately document designs for inclusion in our technical files to support CE marking, or other regulatory requirements
You’ll work with different engineering disciplines to assist in new product design and development, drawing on your experience and learning from others
You’ll take the lead with electrical engineering changes, obsolescence management, and design updates for legacy products
You’ll help create and maintain manufacturing information, test specifications and production build packages
You’ll liaise with suppliers to solve manufacturing issues and to value engineer designs
You’ll fault find or rework electrical component failures to support production as needed
Who you are
You’ve got an excellence mindset and make sure it’s right first time
You’re a fast learner and ask the right questions to extract the information you need
You like structure and process and are a natural born problem-solver
You thrive on innovating, improving and asking ‘what if…’
You’re self-motivated and get a buzz from taking ownership and delivering what’s needed, on-time
Your experience and knowledge
You have a background in designing electrical cabinets and creating control and electrical schematics
You’re highly proficient with Eplan or Autocad Electrical for schematics, layouts and cable assembly drawings
You’ve got practical electrical design experience involving 3-phase power, motor control, variable speed drives, PLCs, SIL rated safety systems and associated switchgear
You’ve got knowledge of functional safety
You might have a HNC or degree in Electrical Engineering, equally you may have gained a wealth of practical experience and learning from your mistakes
Knowledge of CE marking, UL certification, EMC testing and certification, and Lean manufacturing is an advantage, but by no means essential
What you’ll get here
It’s official! We’re a Great Place to Work 2022
Competitive Salary and Pension Contribution
You’ll get 23 days holiday, increasing by one day per year of service to 25 days (+ Bank Holidays)
You’ll also get Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve off every year, without fail
You’ll get an annual £200 Entertainment Fund to spend on concerts, theatre, or cinema, as well as the usual Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme and contributory pension
You’ll get life insurance, disability insurance, a medical cash plan, and mental health support services
You’ll get access to our onsite gym and free parking