Control Panel Design Engineer

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 29-Mar-23

Closing Date: 28-Apr-23

Location: Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3LP

Salary: Not specified

Control Panel Design Engineer

We’re looking for a Control Panel Design Engineer to join our Utilities team based in Okehampton, Hatherleigh. Within this role, you can enjoy career progression opportunities and the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects of all sizes and complexities.

Location: Okehampton, Hatherleigh

Contract: Permanent, Full Time – flexible and part-time hours available if desired, just let us know and we’ll do our best to support you


In this role, you will be working on a wide range of projects as part of a design team, holding responsibilities for carrying out both outline and detailed design of automation control panels.

Your day to day will include:

Designing Form 2 panels and Form 4 MCC’s

Producing general layout drawings and electrical schematics

Production of documentation packages for our in-house panel workshop

Undertake factory acceptance testing when required.

What are we looking for?

This role of Control Panel Design Engineer is great for you if you:

Hold an industry applicable ONC/HNC/B.Eng or NVQ equivalent.

Experience within a similar role of electrical automation systems including motor controls as well as AutoCad Mechanical & Electrical Engineering drawings

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at to discuss and arrange these.

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

New and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance, and more

26 days annual leave + bank holidays with opportunities to buy/ sell additional leave

Access to our discount shopping site with deals available at your favourite retailers, including supermarkets, restaurants & travel providers!

Company car or cash allowance

24/7 virtual GP Service

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website:

Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives:

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

You can see more about our D&I action plan here:

Closing date: 1 February 2023

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.