Control Systems Design Engineer (Leicester)

Sapcote Engineering is part of i3 Group Solutions Ltd

Who we are:

The i³ Group consists of four companies that develop industrial hardware and software products, design and manufacture factory production and automation systems, and provide electronics manufacturing and test services. We work with existing systems or develop new solutions to help companies improve performance, efficiency and reliability to add scale and reduce costs.

We call our approach “intelligent industrial integration.”

We support customers through the entire ‘prototype to production’ journey offering a single point of contact delivered by our group companies; Adept Automation, Testworks Electronics, Sapcote Engineering and i3 Group Design.

The opportunity:

We are seeking a Control Systems Design Engineer to join our growing team within Sapcote Engineering. We are a successful company with a 50-year history, offering industrial solutions for materials handling, packing, automated component assembly, inspection and bespoke automation including advanced robotics.  Our extensive experience in advanced automation and conveyance in manufacturing systems, along with our reputation for operational excellence, has made us the integrators of choice for many of the UK’s international brands.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Manage the full cycle from PID concept to detail design and specification of control systems for our expanding project portfolio.
  • Design the electrical controls, drives, sensors and network systems for special-purpose machinery for industries such as automotive, pharmaceutical, electrical, electronic, food and packaging.
  • Produce detailed wiring design drawings for both in-house and contract manufacturing work-packages.
  • Communicate directly with new and existing customers and suppliers and work seamlessly with our technical sales, project engineering, design, sourcing, manufacturing and installation teams.

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree qualified on a relevant subject (minimum HNC level)
  • Minimum 5 years working as a Control Systems/Electrical Engineer.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing electrical control systems panels and/or switchgear controls for production systems and equipment.
  • Proven ability to interpret customer specifications, implicit and explicit system requirements and hidden needs, to develop detail design solutions for automation projects.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent ability to work with minimal supervision and as a subject matter expert in multifunctional teams.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel as and when required.
  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent numerical and verbal reasoning skills.
  • Proven ability to follow and apply best-practice in professional project management across both agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • Advanced CAD drawing software experience
  • IT systems and networking literacy
  • Basic programming skills in a popular software language (C/Python/Javascript)

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • 39 hours per week Monday to Friday, with an early finish on Fridays
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays, rising to 26 days after 12 months’ service
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Training, development, and career opportunities across all Group Divisions

If you think this is the perfect role for you, please send your current CV to [email protected].

Design Engineer (CAD) (Leicester)

Sapcote Engineering part of i³ Group Solutions Ltd

Who we are:

The i³ Group consists of four companies that develop industrial hardware and software products, design and manufacture factory production and automation systems, and provide electronics manufacturing and test services.  We work with existing systems or develop new solutions to help companies improve performance, efficiency and reliability to add scale and reduce costs.

We call our approach “intelligent industrial integration.”

We support customers through the entire ‘prototype to production’ journey offering a single point of contact delivered by our group companies; Adept Automation, Testworks Electronics, Sapcote Engineering and i³ Group Design.

The opportunity:

We are seeking a Design Engineer to join our team within Sapcote Engineering.  We are a successful company with a 50-year history, offering industrial solutions for materials handling, packing, automated component assembly, inspection and bespoke automation including advanced robotics.  Our extensive experience in advanced automation and conveyance in manufacturing systems, along with our reputation for operational excellence, has made us the integrators of choice for many of the UK’s international brands.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Work as part of a small design team designing and detailing industrial access platforms, conveyor systems, and automation engineering solutions using 3D Inventor.
  • The work is varied as most of our systems are bespoke engineering solutions and will involve:
    • Site surveys involving measuring, sizing and scanning customer sites and installations.
    • Liaising with new and existing clients to understand their needs and present to them
    • Interpreting customer URS and designing solution systems at the concept level
    • Working with and supporting the technical sales managers and project engineers of our group.
    • Calculating the right size of components based on sound engineering principles, tolerances and “design for manufacture” and “design for assembly” best-practice.
    • Detailing and issuing technical drawing packages to facilitate in-house fabrication and assembly and external subcontractors’ manufacturing.
    • Creating parts lists and working closely with the procurement team to ensure accurate and timely availability of components.

What we’re looking for:

  • CAD Design Engineer
  • Degree qualified (HNC+) preferred
  • A minimum, of 5 years’ experience working as a Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Experience of conveyor systems, automation systems, robotics, and special purpose machinery.
  • Proven ability to interpret customer specifications, implicit and explicit system requirements and hidden needs, to develop detail design solutions for automation projects.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent ability to work with minimal supervision and as a subject matter expert in multifunctional teams.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel as and when required.
  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent numerical and verbal reasoning skills.
  • Proven ability to follow and apply best-practice in professional project management across both agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • Advanced CAD drawing software experience
  • IT systems and networking literacy

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience
  • 39 hours per week Monday to Friday, with an early finish on Fridays
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays, rising to 26 days after 12 months’ service
  • Pension
  • Training, development, and career opportunities across all Group Divisions

If you think this is the perfect role for you please send your current CV to [email protected].

Project Engineer (Leicester)

Sapcote Engineering is part of i³ Group Solutions Ltd

Who we are:

The i³ Group consists of four companies that develop industrial hardware and software products, design and manufacture factory production and automation systems, and provide electronics manufacturing and test services.  We work with existing systems or develop new solutions to help companies improve performance, efficiency and reliability to add scale and reduce costs.

We call our approach “intelligent industrial integration.”

We support customers through the entire ‘prototype to production’ journey offering a single point of contact delivered by our group companies; Adept Automation, Testworks Electronics, Sapcote Engineering and i³ Group Design.

The opportunity:

We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our team within Sapcote Engineering.  We are a successful company with a 50-year history, offering industrial solutions for materials handling, packing, automated component assembly, inspection and bespoke automation including advanced robotics.  Our extensive experience in advanced automation and conveyance in manufacturing systems, along with our reputation for operational excellence, has made us the integrators of choice for many of the UK’s international brands.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Work as part of a project team to deliver novel engineering solutions to clients on conveyance and automation of manufacturing systems.
  • Provide engineering expertise in technical projects including:
    • System layout design
    • Site surveys involving measuring, sizing and scanning customer sites and installations.
    • Feasibility studies and prototype
    • Engineering solutions calculations technology options down-selection
    • Site installation, supervision, and support
    • Liaising with project managers, clients as required.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for talented and experienced Project Engineer who flexible and has a positive attitude.  He/she will have:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Aerospace, Manufacturing Systems etc)
  • A minimum, of 3 years’ experience working as a Project Engineer
  • Experience in any of the following areas is desirable: manufacturing systems, machinery and equipment, conveyor systems and associated equipment, walkways and automation is
  • Experience of working in/with the food industry is desirable
  • Experience of site supervision
  • Use of CAD (3D Inventor) is desirable
  • A clean driving licence is also required

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience
  • 39 hours per week Monday to Friday, with an early finish on Fridays
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays, rising to 26 days after 12 months’ service
  • Pension
  • Training, development, and career opportunities across all Group Divisions

If you think this is the perfect role for you please send your current CV to [email protected]

Project Manager (Leicester)

Sapcote Engineering is part of i³ Group Solutions Ltd

Who we are:

The i³ Group consists of four companies that develop industrial hardware and software products, design and manufacture factory production and automation systems, and provide electronics manufacturing and test services.  We work with existing systems or develop new solutions to help companies improve performance, efficiency and reliability to add scale and reduce costs.

We call our approach “intelligent industrial integration.”

We support customers through the entire ‘prototype to production’ journey offering a single point of contact delivered by our group companies; Adept Automation, Testworks Electronics, Sapcote Engineering and i³ Group Design.

The opportunity:

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our team within Sapcote Engineering.  We are a successful company with a 50-year history, offering industrial solutions for materials handling, packing, automated component assembly, inspection and bespoke automation including advanced robotics.  Our extensive experience in advanced automation and conveyance in manufacturing systems, along with our reputation for operational excellence, has made us the integrators of choice for many of the UK’s international brands.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Assist our commercial and technical teams with develop thorough and clear plans of action to execute projects for our clients on time, through:
    • Clarification of project scoping and chartering
    • Gathering all relevant Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Formulating precedence task lists and dependencies around the key project milestones
    • Assigning and estimating the right duration and resource requirements for each milestone and its associate tasks.
    • Calculating critical path through network diagrams, PERT and Gantt
    • Establishing a relevant risk register and resource loading plan.
  • Ensure the validity of the overall plan with all functional areas of the business, our group companies, customers, contractors and suppliers.
  • Coordinate and negotiate resource commitment from internal and external stakeholders, contractors, suppliers and customers.
  • Track and manage the daily, weekly, monthly status review of our projects
  • Roll-up the status of all projects to a summary aggregation of resource-loading by functional area across our business
  • Along with the commercial, technical and support teams, manage the delivery of work-packages to ensure timely invoicing of staged payments for cash-flow optimisation.
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) metrics to visualise progress and control variances in time and cost budgets.
  • Present flash reports on status, risk plans, forecasts and project crashing opportunities to both our project teams and our customers as required.
  • Maintain the right project data, files and documentation
  • Instigate project closure, “lessons learned” and final project review sessions.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for talented and experienced Project Manager who flexible and has a positive attitude.  He/she will have:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject
  • Certified professional project management in waterfall and/or agile PM (PMI- PMP/PRINCE2/SCRUM- MASTER)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Project Manager
  • Experience in any of the following areas is desirable: engineering/capital projects management, technical PMO, project team management, procurement.
  • Project-management software tools fluency (e.g. MS Project, Asana, Slack etc.)
  • A clean driving license.

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience
  • 39 hours per week Monday to Friday, with an early finish on Fridays
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays, rising to 26 days after 12 months’ service
  • Pension
  • Training, development, and career opportunities across all Group Divisions

If you think this is the perfect role for you please send your current CV to [email protected]