Hydraulics Engineer

Location Telford
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Samantha Carlisle

Contact email: samantha@superior-recruitment.com
Published: 2 months ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Hydraulics Engineer on behalf of our client based in Telford. This is a full time permanent role.

This role focuses on all aspects of Hydraulic Systems across the business and takes responsibility for the Hydraulic systems through the design, production /test, customer installation and the lifetime of the system in operation. This is a wide ranging role that would suit somebody who is capable of working as part of a close knit team but that has the ability to make decisions and take ownership of their area of expertise.


  • Design of hydraulic systems, including preparation of hydraulic calculations, hydraulic schematics and component selection with a keen eye on timescales and budgets

  • Ensure best practice in all areas of system design, construction, testing, installation, and commissioning

  • Provide expertise and troubleshooting in the area of Hydraulics to all areas of business and provide direct customer support where required

  • HPU procurement (define functional/mechanical requirements, create: purchase specification/2D drawing/Factory Acceptance Test specification, review supplier proposals

  • Support supplier during production, conduct Factory Acceptance Test in supplier’s works)

  • Hydraulic cylinder and hydraulic manifold procurement (liaise with mechanical designers with respect to: sizes/materials/certifications /interface requirements, liaise with potential suppliers, approve manufacturing drawings)

  • Working closely with the workshop, oversee manufacture and testing of new, modified, and refurbished equipment

  • Support Factory Acceptance Test procedures and operations in the workshop, with client / third‐party in witness if required

  • Participate in design / technical review meetings to ensure the project requirements and objectives are met

Job Description:

  • Support the compiling of project documentation, including functional design specification, technical construction file, operation & maintenance manual from a hydraulics perspective

  • Outline hydraulic circuit designs and accompanying descriptions to assist sales function

  • Gather price information for tenders (sales support), new projects

  • (purchasing support), spares (new builds and existing/obsolete equipment) and upgrades/repairs (customer support)

Liaise with other disciplines within the business:

  • Mechanical Designers (pipework and equipment layout on machinery)

  • Electrical Designers (control and power requirements for all hydraulic components)

  • Technical Publications (input to O&M manuals)

  • Testing (input to flushing/pressure test specifications and machine FAT) •Purchasing (resolve supply issues by accepting alternative parts or redesigning the hydraulic system or layout as required)

  • Workshop (support installation and latest emerging assembly issues)

  • Hose assembly suppliers (immediately after pipework installation)

  • Project Manager (spares listings, customer variations, customer queries regarding specification compliance)

  • Service Engineers (during installation and setting‐to‐work)

  • Maintain good working relations with key suppliers, accept visits from representatives, keep abreast of product developments and obsolescence

Skills/ Experience:

  • Degree level in an engineering field and / or commensurate experience

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to enable effective liaison with colleagues, suppliers, and clients

  • Solid hydraulic systems understanding and knowledge

  • Proficient in the use of MS office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Teams

  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD

  • Experience of Inventor would be advantageous