Electrical/Mechanical Engineer

Contract Type: Full-time

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: OL10 2EX, Greater Manchester, England

Salary: Competitive

We’re looking for a dynamic, solutions-focused Electrical/Mechanical Engineer to join our head office team in Greater Manchester.

R&B Switchgear Group has provided world-class power engineering solutions to a global client base since 1985. Specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of LV and HV switchgear and associated assets, we provide turnkey solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies.

With group companies located throughout the UK, USA and Singapore, the company’s project management and service teams are continually working together to take on complex power distribution projects across international waters.


Your new role

As an Mechanical/Electrical Engineer, you will play a critical part of the manufacturing operation at R&B Switchgear Group. You will demonstrate a sound knowledge of LV switchgear and associated equipment.

You will be responsible for examining technical drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.


  • Wiring and switchboard assembly.
  • Operating hand tools, electric tools and associated equipment within the work-shop.
  • To ensure every aspect of health and safety compliance is adhered to.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.
  • You will select, cut and lay wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting.
  • You will assemble parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting, or welding.
  • You will work accurately and efficiently and will be able to adapt between working as part of a team, to an independent working style.
  • You will maintain high professional standards and cleanliness whilst performing your duties; as well as following stringent health and safety procedures whilst working on-site and in the workshop.


What will you get in return?

As a business we value our people, because it’s our people who set us apart. As a member of our team, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance-related bonus scheme and pay reviews

Investment in training/career development:

  • Bespoke training and career development opportunities including professional qualifications and accreditation

A flexible working environment:

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • R&B is currently trailing a 9-Day Fortnight across the company

Health & Wellbeing Benefits:

  • Occupational Health Provider
  • Company wellbeing workshops
  • Access to mental health support and counselling
  • Sick pay scheme for those days you need to rest and recover

Tax efficient benefits (salary sacrifice):

  • Auto-enrolment personal pension scheme which is matched by the company
  • Company car allowance


  • Auto-enrolment personal pension scheme which is matched by the company
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Commission scheme for engineers generating new enquiries
  • Discretionary 2 week paid sick leave allowance after probation
  • Social committee with calendar of regular social events – all paid for by the business
  • Individual recognition and reward schemes including employee of the year celebration
  • Free parking


Your skills and background:
  • A minimum of 4 years in a similar position within the industry or qualified at degree level in an engineering-based subject
  • A strong background in Electrical Engineering with a thorough knowledge of switchgear maintenance and installation
  • The ideal candidate should be familiar with LV and HV electrical switchgear systems, including circuit breakers and a knowledge of electrical protection schemes.
  • Knowledge and experience with retrofitting of LV and HV switchgear is advantageous
  • Ability to advise and specify new equipment to replace heritage products
  • Understanding of developing proposals for maintenance and service programmes
  • Experience with switchgear and associated equipment – including knowledge of FAT and SAT processes
  • Experience in negotiating contracts with clients and suppliers is advantageous
  • Strong people skills and experience in managing internal & external relationships
  • Ability to read and interpret technical CAD drawings is required
  • Management capabilities and ability to help develop junior project engineers within the team
  • Full UK Driving License is required

Our employees benefit from a great work environment, competitive salaries, use of company vehicles, unique travel opportunities and much more.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower everyone. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

If you have a passion for engineering, a hunger to learn and a positive work ethic then we want to hear from you!