Field Service Engineer (Switchgear)

Contract Type: Full-time

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: Heywood OL10 2EX, UK, Glasgow G72 0XB, Aberdeen AB21 0GN, Sunderland SR5 2TZ, Southampton SO32 2SA

Salary: Competitive

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

Together, we welcome and celebrate individual differences as we shape the future of power distribution. Join us in our pursuit of becoming the best-in-class provider of power engineering solutions.


We’re looking for a dynamic, solutions focused Field Service Engineer (Switchgear) to join our site services team, working across the UK and Internationally to carry out the installation, modification, and maintenance of switchgear, transformers and electrical distribution equipment.


Your new role

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will form part of the site services team, whereby you will be responsible for the hands on execution of electrical distribution projects. You will partake in activities such as the installation and maintenance of LV and MV/HV Switchgear, transformers and distribution equipment up to 33kV. It is therefore essential that the candidate is flexible and willing to travel both nationally and internationally, as this role involves traveling to sites across the UK, overseas and offshore.


Your responsibilities
  • Deliver site activities aligned with company services independently and within teams
  • Demonstrate strong electrical fault finding and rectification skills
  • Provide on-site and remote technical support to colleagues and customers
  • Ensure timely, high-quality project delivery following company policies
  • Maintain accurate paperwork and expenses for efficient invoicing
  • Build and maintain customer relationships, understanding their needs
  • Identify new service opportunities and equipment development
  • Work with various circuit breakers and panels
  • Escalate issues to management for resolution
  • Perform effectively under pressure, adhering to safety standards
  • Proactively identify business opportunities
  • Embody company values of safety and integrity
  • Manage internal and external relationships effectively
  • Collaborate with projects team for seamless execution
  • Promote engineering excellence and HSSEQ culture


Your skills and background
  • A minimum of 2 years in a similar position within the industry or qualified at NVQ Level 3 as a minimum
  • A strong background in Electrical Engineering with a thorough knowledge of switchgear maintenance and installation
  • The ideal candidate should be experienced in the installation and maintenance of LV and HV electrical switchgear, transformers 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


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
  • Bespoke training and career development opportunities including professional qualifications and accreditation
  • R&B is currently trailing a 9-Day Fortnight across the company
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • 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
  • 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

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about R&B, visit our website