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Electrical Design Engineer

Advertiser: Creature Technology CompanyMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Feb 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering


Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, an exceptionally talented team of designers, engineers, technicians and artisans set a new benchmark for animatronics with each new project. Combining state-of-the-art technology with artistic mastery, Creature Technology Co.’s expertise ensures live experiences inspire wonder and awe in audiences worldwide. 

Previous creations include the jaw-dropping dinosaurs for Walking with Dinosaurs –The Arena Spectacular; the three remarkable mascots for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; and the incredible King Kong puppet for the award-winning Broadway musical.

Creature Technology Co. is a unique company that is manufacturer, software design firm, puppet-maker, engineering company, artist’s studio and entertainment creator all rolled into one. The successful candidate will work in a stimulating and dynamic environment making the world’s best large-scale animatronic creatures in our Port Melbourne headquarters for export to an expanding global market.



The Electrical Design Engineer is responsible for timely, efficient and high-quality electrical engineering design for Creature Technology Co. projects.

The Electrical Design Engineer is involved in all aspects of the Controls department’s work; from clearly documenting the system design, through the manufacture & installation of the equipment cabinets, and their commissioning & testing.

Core Duties are:

  • Undertake professional electrical engineering design, including electrical component selection and evaluation through all stages of design, fabrication, testing and installation.
  • Use highly developed electrical engineering expertise and control theory to innovate and problem solve – working both independently and as part of the overall Creature Technology team.
  • Maintain and evolve skills and knowledge of engineering software programs, noting EPLAN Electric P8 is Creature Technology’s current primary CAE electrical design platform.
  • Take projects from concept through design and manufacturing and liaise with tradespeople and practitioners to ensure best project outcomes.
  • Supervision, authorship and maintenance of QA procedures where required.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation and technical reports including specifications, diagrams, operator manuals and procedures and manage all relevant files (drawings and documents) in a manner that ensures both their security and authorised access
  • Other duties within the scope of the role as required.


  1. Approx. 5 years demonstrated electrical engineering expertise in the production of controls and power distribution systems for machinery, with involvement in the electrical design from concept through to completion
  2. Able to work well within a team, collaborating and consulting with subject matter experts
  3. Knowledge of methods for the design of safe systems using hazard analysis techniques (e.g. FMEA, HRA etc.).
  4. Advanced skills in relevant software applications, notably CAE design programs EPLAN Electric P8 and SolidWorks 3D, as well as the Microsoft Office suite.
  5. Working knowledge of PLC control systems would be an advantage.
  6. Experience with designing to international standards (eg. UL, GB etc) would be considered favorably.
  7. Strong communication skills including the ability to elicit requirements from clients and colleagues and interpret the implications from a ‘real world’ perspective.
  8. Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.


  • Tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering, with significant experience automating machinery with electronics (such as factory machinery, assembly robots, etc.)


  • The Electrical Engineer will report to the Head of the Controls Department
  • The position is based at The Creature Technology Company at 461 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • The Electrical Engineer is expected to work our standard workshop hours of 7.30am – 4.00pm, Monday through Friday with a degree of flexibility required
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License and Australian Passport is required
  • Creature Technology primarily works on international projects and can expect that some overseas travel will be a feature of the role.

Initially commencing on a 12 month fixed-term contract, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a professional and dynamic team creating world-class animated creatures in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role by COB Friday 13th March 2020.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as an electrical engineer?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Have you completed a qualification in electrical engineering?
  • How would you rate your English language skills?

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