Design Engineer

Location:  Preston / Hybrid
Job type:  Permanent / Full time

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator (SI) operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Nuclear and Defence, 


Our offering includes digital engineering, systems and systems integration, engineering design, technical consultancy and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project's needs, maturity and technology requirements. 


We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Design Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.


Overview of the role


We are recruiting at the junior and senior levels so you will either be taking your first steps in your career (with a relevant degree or equivalent experience), or you will have several years’ experience in a similar role and be looking to grow in experience and responsibility.


Successful candidates will be responsible for designing electrical, control and instrumentation systems, and they will have (or will develop) the ability to translate a client's requirements into meaningful engineering drawings, calculations, specifications, and reports.


Good communications, problem-solving skills and personal drive are essential qualities in our engineers, and you will thrive in our dynamic and challenging engineering environment.


We expect our engineers to:


  • Design and develop Industrial control systems at all levels of complexity from relay logic to site-wide PLC deployments.

  • Be responsible for the engineering quality of designs and supporting documentation, ensuring compliance with client specifications and engineering standards and local domain policy and procedures.

  • Be responsible for the technical development and quality of all concept designs, detailed design, schematics, loop diagrams and equipment layouts.

  • Oversee site testing and system commissioning.



What we offer


  •  Unique and comprehensive experience in the whole Control Systems engineering lifecycle from concept design, through build and development, to testing and commissioning.

  •  A personalised development plan to take you to the next stage in your career, be it Graduate to Engineer, Engineer to Incorporated / Chartered Engineer, Senior Engineer to Principal Engineer / Team Leader

  • Very flexible hybrid working from home or from one of our design offices in Preston or Cumbria

  •  37.5 hour working week which you can work around existing childcare arrangements.


Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:


  • Ideally educated to degree in a relevant engineering discipline or relevant experience.

  • Must be able to obtain or hold suitable security clearance and be a British National.

  • Conversant with the Office 365 suite of software.

  • Knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and / or Revit.

  • Ideally Trimble ProDesign/Amtech would be advantageous.

  • Key previous experience would include Industrial Instrumentation, Motor Control, Process Control, Functional Safety, Control Panel Design, PLC / DCS systems, SCADA, and Electrical Distribution.




  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Benefit Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organisation social events



Company Overview

Based in Cumbria and Preston, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator SME specialising in consultancy, systems engineering design, systems integration (inc. design and build) in the Defence and Nuclear sectors.


To become a leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission critical systems in both the Defence and Nuclear sector.



  • Integrity, trust and accountability

  • Operational excellence

  • collaboration and customer focus

  • Safety and security

  • Social and environmental impacts


Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements


All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


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