• Permanent
  • Cheshire, North West, England
  • £0 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: 33 days holiday, matched contributory pension, healthcare, bonus scheme GBP / Year

Website Perpetual Partnerships Ltd

Job Title: Lead Engineer – Drives

Location: Cheshire

Salary: Competitive, with a comprehensive benefits package

Our client is looking for an experienced Lead Engineer specialising in drive systems to ensure the successful delivery of engineering activities within projects. Reporting to the Head of Engineering, this role plays a pivotal part in managing project lifecycles, mentoring team members, and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives.

Why You Should Apply:

  • Be part of an innovative company committed to excellence in engineering and project delivery.
  • Enjoy a robust benefits package including competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, and comprehensive personal development opportunities.
  • Lead and inspire a team of talented engineers while driving key projects to success.


  • Manage the Functional Safety lifecycle within project settings.
  • Supervise and motivate engineering teams, including external resources, ensuring deliverables meet client expectations, legal requirements, and industry standards.
  • Mentor apprentices, trainees, juniors, and graduate engineers.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards, while identifying and mitigating risks and technical changes.
  • Develop electrical and control system concepts, including Functional Design Specification, Safety Requirements Specification, Single Line Diagram, Network Topology, Device Layout, Cause & Effect Matrix, and Safety Block Diagram.
  • Design software solutions, including Software Design Specification and production of deliverables for PLC, HMI, SCADA, Robot, Drives, BMS, and other systems.
  • Oversee Factory Acceptance Testing, Commissioning, and Site Acceptance Testing.

Key Skills/Attributes & Experience:

  • Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent qualification (BEng/BSE/Level 6 Apprenticeship).
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role.
  • Strong expertise in electrical control systems.
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proactive, organised, and confident with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Hands-on and enthusiastic, with a reliable approach to work.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days of holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Bonus scheme
  • BUPA Medical plan
  • Car allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Flexible working options
  • Personal development and training programmes
  • Free car parking
  • EV charge points on-site
  • Social and wellbeing activity programme
  • Bike to work scheme

How to Apply:

If you are a dedicated and innovative engineer looking for an exciting opportunity, please send your CV to chris.hill@perpetualpartnerships.com or call Chris Hill on 01565 743190. We look forward to hearing from you.

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