Sales Office Administrator

We are looking for a Sales Office Administrator in the Sales Department.

Reporting to the Sales Director, the role will include, but is not exclusive to:

  • Responsibility for complying with the Q&E management system within their level of activity.
  • Log new enquiries as they arrive, either by post or via email.
  • Record details of new enquiries on to the estimating system.
  • Print all relevant documentation.
  • Create quote folder and place appropriate printed information into folder.
  • Act as general point of contact for the Sales/Estimating Office for enquirers that do not request a specific member of the team.
  • Take calls on behalf of colleagues who are either not at their desk or otherwise engaged.
  • Assist with updating the estimating system including amending the database when new supplier prices are received and or discount structure changes.
  • Prepare duplicate quotations already completed by an individual estimating engineer followed by the emailing process to the customers and the filing of copy quotations into the quotation folder.
  • Assist the remote sales team with their administrative tasks and ensure new information is communicated to them and all electronic file are up to date.

AF Group is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Apply to: Diane Bunting by Friday 26th July. 
dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk 
 

Sales Estimating Engineer

We are looking for a Sales Estimating Engineer in the Sales Department.

Reporting to the Sales Director, the role will include, but is not exclusive to:

  • Evaluation and preparation of sales tenders in conjunction with other members of the sales team, internal and external.
  • Liaison with potential new customers at enquiry stage.
  • Compliance with the companies engineering standards and procedures when preparing Estimates and tenders for the Company’s products.
  • Liaison with customers at the order stage to ensure compliance with the Company’s credit control procedures.
  • Preparation of contract folders ready for handover to engineering and attend handover meetings.
  • Continue liaison with customers at the post enquiry stage and post order stage as necessary to maintain continuity and goodwill.
  • Close liaison with Engineering department to ensure conformity with the agreed build specification for our products and any works to be undertaken on site.
  • Liaise with the engineering team providing support as required regarding any cost variations to the contracts.
  • Assessment of new supply products and techniques in conjunction with other sales and engineering staff.
  • Attend meetings as required and requested either internally or at customer offices or sites.
  • If skilled in CAD and as workload demands assist with the Creation of Sales General Arrangement Layout drawings and single line Power schematics using AutoCAD working from sketches produced by yourself or other members of the Sales team.

AF Group is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Apply to: Diane Bunting by Friday 26th July. 
dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk 
 

Sales Office CAD Technician

We are looking for a Sales Office CAD Technician in the Sales Department.

Reporting to the Sales Director, the role will include, but is not exclusive to:

  • Responsibility for complying with the Q&E management system within their level of activity.
  • Creation of Sales General Arrangement Layout drawings using AutoCAD working from sketches produced by our internal and external sales team.
  • Creation of Sales General Arrangement Layout drawings using AutoCAD working from customer drawings and specifications.
  • Following receipt of order for a project, Creation of Contract General Arrangement Layout drawings and Single line power schematics using AutoCAD working from our tenders and customer information.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the CAD drawing blocks and templates including the creation of new drawings for modified and new products we may use in manufacture.
  • Attend meetings as required/requested.
  • Assist Sales department and clients with space planning exercises.

    AF Group is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Apply to: Diane Bunting by Friday 26th July. 
dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk 
 

Commissioning Engineer

We are looking for a Commissioning Engineer primarily based in the North of England / Scotland.

Reporting to the Head of Commissioning the role will include, but is not exclusive to:

  •    Carry out commissioning, SAT and  IST as required.
  •    Carry out on site training
  •    Visit sites to carry site /  switchgear surveys.
  •    To be on call to attend site as part of the emergency call out agreements.
  •     Provide technical support both on site and in the works       
  •     Allocate tasks to operatives
  •     Remain on the job in a productive or supporting role.
  •     Give guidance and support the team
  •     Assist the team to correctly interpret drawings.
  •     Inform the Engineering office of any urgently required parts, critical shortages and any concerns regarding parts/build/people/equipment.
  •     Monitor and maintain cleanliness/tidiness in and around your working area.
  •     Provide technical support, testing and training for all aspects of switchgear and control panels.
  •     Responsible for complying with and implementing the Q&E management system within their area of activity.

Hours:

  •  07:00 – 17:00 on site Monday to Friday with some weekends as required.     

Hours as required to complete the work.

Essential qualifications:

  •  NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Discipline.     SSSTS.
  •  Experience in LV Switchgear.

The successful candidate must have:

  •  Full UK Driving Licence 
  • Valid Passport
Apply to: Diane Bunting dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk 
 

Commissioning Manager

We are looking for a Commissioning Manager primarily based in the South of England.

Reporting to the Head of Commissioning the role will include, but is not exclusive to:

  •     Lead and manage data centre type projects in southern UK and Europe
  •     Lead and manage the commissioning process. Supervision of on-site maintenance projects
  •     Commissioning of Switchgear without compromising quality, health, safety or the environment.
  •     Efficiently manage projects to maximise the profits of the Company.
  •     Supervision of sub-contractors to ensure their tasks are approve and controlled as required.
  •     Review and manage sub-contractor works making sure they are working in line with  company requirements.
  •     Monitor   changes   to   identify   and   tackle   new    risk   management challenges.
  •     Eliminate defects, unsafe acts/conditions and pollution by targeting “Zero Harm”.
  •     Conforming to, and always complying to reasonable directions and regulations of the  Company.
  •     Management of all day to day on site commissioning operations.
  •     Be aware of the quality, health, safety and environmental (QHSE) matters related to the works in hand and communicate and promote QHSE compliance requirements.
  •    Carry out toolbox talks and task briefings as required.
  •    Reporting commissioning progress on all activities both internally and externally.
  •    Report any delays or issues that may arise from the commissioning process.
  •    Attending commissioning meetings and reporting on progress.      
  •    Complete RAMS and ensure they’re communicated, understood, acknowledged and followed.
  •    Ensure Permit to Work systems are implemented effectively and correctly.
  •    Responsible for compiling testing and commissioning documentation including verifying and signing off all results.
  •    Monitor the correct completion of site activities.
  •    Ensure the safety and welfare of site operatives and other people who may be affected by the works in hand.
  •    Ensure PPE is use correctly and is in good condition.
  •    Ensure work equipment is used correctly and is in good working order. Report near misses and accidents.
  •    Reduce avoidable site revisits.
  •    Help improve operatives knowledge and training.      
  •    Highlight and report areas of concern.
  •    Liaising with clients.
  •    Work at AFS headquarters in Sutton-in-Ashfield as and when required.

You will be required to undertake and supervise all aspects of work related to commissioning works undertaken by the Company in accordance with the Company’s documented safe system of work, including also:

  •    Completing records and certificates for handover to clients.
  •    Carrying out witness testing and provide associated documentation as required.
  •    Providing progress reports as necessary as to project status.
  •    To efficiently supervise and control site works i hand to maximise the profits of the Company without compromising quality, health, safety and environmental requirements.
  •    To report directly to the Head of Commissioning.
  •    At all times, ad in all respects, comply with the proper and reasonable directions of the Company.
  •    Request customer feedback.
  •    Ensure weekly reports are sent to management.
  • Hours:
  •     07:00 – 17:00 on site Monday to Friday with some weekends as required.     Hours as required to complete the work.
  • Essential qualifications:
  •     NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Discipline.     SSSTS.
  •     Experience in LV Switchgear.
  • The successful candidate must have:
  •     Full UK Driving Licence Valid Passport
Apply to: Diane Bunting dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk 
 
E2E Tech 100

E2E Tech 100

E2E Tech 100 recognises the top 100 tech business leaders contributing substantially to the Uk economy.

We are super proud to announce that Mark Nutt on behalf of AF Switchgear has come in at No 77. 

This is a fantastic achievement by the team and timely recognition for all of our hard work in what is our 50th Anniversary year. 

E2E 100 is a significant initiative designed to showcase the very best British companies that are excelling, experiencing consistent growth, and presenting disruptive business strategies creating an impact not just in their own sector, but also on a nationwide and in some cases a global scale. 

E2E Tech 100
Schneider Electric Prime Plus Partner

Schneider Electric Prime Plus Partner

AF Switchgear are proud to announce that we are an approved Schneider Electric Data Centre Powertrain Specialisation Partner.

Nowadays the huge growth of the data center market is imposing new approaches in the design, build and commissioning of the electrical infrastructures, able to bring fast and flexible deployment in the different geographies.

Hence, the architectures standardisation and skid or prefab mounting concepts were deployed largely on the market place.

Data Center Powertrain Specialisation initiative of Schneider Electric is an exciting opportunity to address these new demands, by promoting end-to-end solutions to end-users and specifiers to operate on this market.

Those solutions rely on standard and repeatable blocks allowing productivity and savings by: cost optimisation, certified performances, simple execution and commissioning, reduced lead time.

After going through the whole Schneider Data Centre Powertrain Specialisation Partner Training AF Switchgear can now address all your Powertrain needs backed by Schneider Electric.

Schneider Electric Prime Plus Partner
ECA Excellence in Electrotechnical Engineering 50 Year Award

ECA Excellence in Electrotechnical Engineering 50 Year Award

A F Switchgear Ltd celebrates 50 years as ECA Member


As well as celebrating our 50th Year Anniversary, we are also celebrating 50 years as a Member of ECA – the UK’s leading trade association for electrotechnical and engineering services organisations.

We joined ECA in 1974. Since then we have undertaken a range of design, build and testing of bespoke LV distribution solutions activity.

ECA Director of Member Services Helen Atkinson added:

“The ECA is delighted that A F Switchgear Ltd is celebrating this considerable milestone. ECA membership offers an unbeatable package of resources, advice, and benefits, as well as the ability to network with the rest of ECA’s membership base. We look forward to continued collaboration with A F Switchgear Ltd in the years ahead.”

ECA has around 2,700 Members, who undertake a range of electrotechnical design, installation, inspection, testing, monitoring, and maintenance work. ECA members range from SME electrical firms to nationwide engineering services businesses, with a combined turnover of over £6 billion annually.

In addition, ECA runs a range of associate programmes for manufacturers, distributors, consultants, training providers, educators, specifiers, and end clients working within the electrotechnical arena.

ECA Excellence in Electrotechnical Engineering 50 Year Award