Current Vacancies

Electrical Engineer

Project Manager

About the Company

Located in the heart of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, IDS stands as one of the UK’s largest specialists in inverter drive systems. For over two decades, we have been dedicated to offering innovative and energy-efficient solutions that not only enhance system performance but also significantly reduce wear and tear.

As an ABB Value Provider, our commitment to delivering exceptional customer service is unwavering. We maintain an extensive inverter stock, ensuring that our clients have access to the best technology available. Moreover, our in-house installation teams are highly skilled and reliable, guaranteeing a seamless experience for our customers.

We take pride in supporting local industries, including the Water sector, by providing comprehensive services such as specification, control, installation, exchange, maintenance, and repair of their inverters. This has helped us build a strong and reputable presence in the community.

At IDS, we believe that our success lies in our team’s passion for providing exceptional solutions to our clients. That’s why we’re looking for talented and motivated individuals who share our vision and commitment to excellence. If you’re excited by the prospect of joining a thriving company where you can make a genuine impact, we encourage you to explore the opportunities we have to offer.

Job TitleElectrical Engineer
Business Unit or FunctionService
Role Reports ToGeneral Manager
Working Pattern OptionsOn Site Remote Working – UK Coverage

Job Sector: Utilities

Salary Band: Up to £33,150.00 Basic + Bonus – Depending on Experience

Benefits: Profit Share Scheme and contributory pension plan, company van, mobile phone, laptop.

Contract Type: Permanent

Qualified Electrician required. Offering a salary of up to £17.00 per hour depending on skills and experience, paid overtime, with a highly competitive Profit Share Scheme and contributory pension scheme. The average earnings for our engineers for the last financial year was £45,500.00. Company van, phone, laptop, PPE and specialist tools are provided.

We are currently looking for an Electrician to bolster our service team, the ideal candidate will come from a service and maintenance background and have strong electrical engineering experience to service and maintain our customers Inverters known as VSDs (Variable Speed Drives). Training will be provided to work on Inverter Drive Systems.

Electrician – Position Overview

  • Working on Electrical systems in the company workshop or on customers sites.
  • Fault find, diagnosis and repair on a range of electrical equipment concerning Inverter Drive Systems or VSDs.
  • Service and maintenance work on customer Inverter Drive Systems.
  • Disassembly and refitting of electrical components.
  • Fitting and Testing of electrical components.

Electrician – Position Requirements

  • Qualified Electrician – training will be given on Inverter Drive Systems.
  • Experienced with service, fault find and repair.
  • Based within a commutable distance of Ilkeston.
  • Full UK Driving Licence and will be happy to work away from home within the UK for short periods.
  • Be able to work unsupervised and communicate well with our customers.
  • IDS offer our customers 24/7 technical support and breakdown cover – you will be part of the paid support rota.

IDS is a small, dynamic, friendly company based in the East Midlands. We have been trading successfully for over 20 years and we are an ABB inverter partner. We support many local industries, including the Water industry, with the specification, control, installation, exchange, service and repair of their inverters. Come and be part of the team.

Job TitleProject Manager
Business Unit or FunctionHead office UK
Role Reports ToGeneral Manager
Working Pattern OptionsOffice Based – Site Visits as Required

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our dynamic team.  We are an organisation working predominantly in the field of Energy Saving but offering Sales and Support of class leading Variable Speed Drives, we are based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Job Role: Project Manager

Job Requirements:

  • Provide a superb end-to-end project management experiences for our client
  • Sound knowledge of electrical installation requirements
  • Producing installation and product-only quotes as required
  • Providing technical support to colleagues and customers.
  • Ensuring project documentation is maintained and up to date.
  • Scrutinous budget and scope creep monitoring
  • Develop project plans and progress monitoring
  • Monitor project performance and client satisfaction
  • Collaborate with internal teams
  • Deliver projects on time ensuring quality standards are met
  • Develop support documentation including requirement specifications and change requests
  • Communicate with the team and ensure all members are onboard with delegated tasks
  • Management of the delivery team’s schedule’s and resource forecasts
  • Highlight potential risks or malfunctions and act proactively to resolve issues
  • Seek opportunities for improvement
  • Encourage collaborative working
  • Writing method statements and risk assessments.
  • Implementing any corrective actions where needed to keep projects on track.
  • Sourcing and ordering materials as required
  • Skilled at managing proactive and reactive challenges


  • You should be methodical and have exceptional time and people management and prioritisation skills.
  • As a project manager you should also use your communication skills to collaborate effectively with various teams.
  • Capability is important for us, but equally so is the ability to integrate into an energetic, talented and diverse team.
  • Past work experience as a project manager
  • Solid understanding of engineering principles
  • Exemplary organisation and time management skills
  • Communication and team management skills
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and CRM Software
  • Implementing any corrective actions where needed to keep projects on track

Rewards and working pattern

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year depending on experience
  • Bonus scheme
  • Monday to Friday 37.5 hour week
  • Paid on-call rota to assist in offering our 24/7 support

Come and join our team!