Switchgear & Controls Department Manager

Job Title: Switchgear & Controls Department Manager



We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Switchgear & Controls Department Manager for our client, a top Engineering employer based in Belfast. This pivotal role involves leading the Switchgear and Controls department, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services and solutions to meet client needs. If you are a time-served Electrician with experience in designing using Eplan (preferred) or AutoCAD and looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level, we would love to hear from you.


Top 3 Things to Know About This Job:

Competitive Salary: Offering £45k to £55k depending on experience, plus a company vehicle to support your role.

Industry Leader: Join a top Engineering firm renowned for its innovative solutions and commitment to excellence.

Career Growth: This role offers significant opportunities for professional development and growth within the industry.


The Role:

Lead and manage the Switchgear and Controls department, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.

Utilize expertise in Eplan or AutoCAD to design and oversee the production of electrical control systems.

Drive continuous improvement and innovation within the department, staying abreast of industry trends and advancements.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration and execution of engineering solutions.

Pricing and oversight of pricing on all switchgear & controls projects

Client interaction from a commercial and technical perspective


The Person:

Must be a time-served Electrician with a strong foundation in electrical engineering principles.

Experience designing, costing and managing build of switchgear & power distribution panels

Experience designing, costing and managing build of control panels and motor control centres 

Experience in designing with Eplan is preferred, although proficiency in AutoCAD will also be considered.

Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a team.

Excellent problem-solving abilities and a commitment to delivering quality outcomes.

Commercial understanding

Ability to use online job management system

Ability to run a workshop and workfoce


The Rewards:

A competitive salary range of £45k to £55k DOE

Company Vehicle and fuel benefit after 6 months’ probation

Company matched pension of up to 7%

Sick benefit after 6 months’ probation period

Private Medical Insurance

Opportunity to work on innovation projects

Professional development and career development opportunities

An opportunity to work with a leading engineering firm known for its innovative solutions and commitment to excellence.

A supportive and dynamic work environment where your contributions are valued and your professional growth is encouraged.


Next Steps:

For more information on this exciting opportunity and to apply, please contact Dominic Heron. We are dedicated to providing expert, confidential recruitment advice and ensuring the best fit for both our candidates and clients. Explore this opportunity to advance your career with a top engineering employer in Belfast.


Dominic Heron

Senior Consultant




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    3rd Floor, 65-67 Chichester St
    Belfast, BT1 4JD
    Phone: 028 9008 0031
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    Dublin 2
    Phone: 01 906 9649
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