Robots at Witchford Village College

This year Witchford Village College will be competing in two major robotics competitions, the VEX Robotics Competition (where we have competed before), and the latest – the FIRST® Tech Challenge. On Wednesday 10th October the two new Witchford FIRST teams attended the launch event with other local schools at Chesterton Community College in Cambridge. At the event the students learned about the new 2018-2019 game; ‘Rover Ruckus’ and received an extensive kit of structural, electrical and software components.

The goal over the next months will be to construct a robot to complete the challenge. Both teams are already hard at work assigning roles within the team, planning strategy and exploring design possibilities. Deadlines are tight, the first contest being an unofficial ‘scrimmage’ in January against local schools. The competition culminates in a two- day competition at the Big Bang Fair on 15 & 16 March next year at the NEC. The Big Bang Fair is an event celebrating Science and Engineering in the UK and is attended by around 80,000 young people each year.

FIRST® Tech Challenge UK is a charity on a mission to transform the UK’s relationship with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) – reaching, inspiring, and engaging the next generation of science and technology leaders through the provision of accessible, mentor-based educational programmes and competitions grounded in robotics. These fantastic opportunities for our students are being run in conjunction with the WVC Spark programme and we are very proud of the students involved.

Press release from Witchford Village College

High flying students make waves with Anglian Water and the RAF

Ely College students interested in science careers got to test the water during a special day with industry leaders.

Year nine students got a special visit from Anglian Water on January 31 as part of a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme.

Pupils worked in small teams to design, build and test their own ideas in a series of tasks, including a water supply challenge and Lego build time trial.

In a separate STEM day held across all year groups in October, the college was visited by the RAF Youth Engagement Team.
The day was spent building towers, investigating kinetic speed cars, exploring the world of robotics and learning basic coding.
Inspired by their centenary anniversary, the RAF workshops also offered historical context to their innovative advancements in technology to inspire students to pursue a career in the service.
The school’s science curriculum leader Sam Craven said Ely College was committed to ensuring students were prepared for the world of work and understood the range of careers available to them, as well as the skills and qualifications required.
“We work with organisations like Anglian Water and the RAF Youth Engagement Team to connect with industry and provide our young people with opportunities that enable them to apply theory into practical experiences, helping them to understand that working hard during education can lead to a rewarding career further down the line.”

The college aims to develop the next generation of digital leaders who can continue to innovate technology, using maths, science, engineering and creative skills.
Principal Richard Spencer said: “Through the experiences, projects and placements that take place in STEM programmes, our pupils can put their creative thinking into action and learn vital skills such as time management, team work and problem solving.
“By collaborating with partners and agencies, our students are learning more about local employers and national industry. We would like to say thank you to Anglian Water and the RAF Youth Engagement Team for visiting Ely College and giving our students a taste of working in these industries.”

Budding Ely College engineers put their energy into wind power

Ely College students recently got to build and test their own wind turbine models as part of a special scheme aimed at giving them a taste of careers in science and technology.

They also got to learn about a super sonic, jet and rocket fueled racing car that’s being developed with the hope of eventually breaking land speed records.

15293409_10100103662030154_1519199278_oAs part of a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) days across all year groups at the college, Year 7 students were challenged to work in teams to design, build and test their own wind turbines.
The thrilling session allowed them to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of wind energy using their design technology, maths, science and engineering skills, as well as a fascinating talk by Mike Ford, engineer on the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car Team.
The Bloodhound SSC’s goal is to develop a jet and rocket powered vehicle that can match or exceed 1000 miles an hour, achieving a new world land speed record.
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The STEM project at Ely College is part of a collaboration between the secondary school and national educational charity the Engineering Development Trust, as well as partners from The Bloodhound Project.
Working together they hope to give students an insight into STEM careers.
Through tasters, projects and placements, Ely College pupils will learn more about local employers and local industry.
Combinations of visits, talks, ‘hands-on’ projects and mentoring by engineers and scientists will allow the young people to see STEM subjects being used in practice and give them a taste of working in these industries.
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Sam Craven, Science Curriculum Leader, said of these STEM partnerships, “Ely College is committed to ensuring that our students are prepared for the world of work, that they understand the careers that can be available for them and, particularly in the case of STEM careers, the skills and qualification they will need.
“We work with organisations like the EDT and The Smallpeice Trust to connect with local industry and provide our young people with opportunities that enable them to apply theory into practical experiences, helping them to understand that working hard during education can lead to a rewarding career further down the line.”
EDT has a proven track record of success, with 30,000 young people being reached across the UK annually through their programmes. Students who have taken part have then gone on to experience success in STEM-related industries and beyond.
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EDT education officer Michelle James, who led the session, praised the behaviour of Ely College students, saying they had got behind the project and asked challenging questions about future energy sources.
“We are delighted to be working with Ely College in providing their students with the opportunity to participate in activities that will raise their awareness of STEM careers in local industry.
“It’s important for young people to be aware of the future opportunities available to them whilst they are still in education, so that they can make informed decisions about their study options. Giving them an insight into STEM careers and into local industry at a young age can help to raise aspirations and give them hands-on experiences that will help them throughout their studies and into their future careers.”
Earlier this year, the college joined Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust. CMAT says it has a strong track record in improving achievement and attainment in the region and is committed to improving the quality of education and life in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Vacancy – Analyser Engineer (Online Analyser Specialist)

Oil & Gas Systems Ltd & Oil & Gas Measurement Ltd – Ely

ANALYSER ENGINEER (ONLINE ANALYSER SPECIALIST)

LOCATION: Ely, Cambridgeshire

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, permanent

HOURS OF WORK: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday

We are seeking an experienced Analyser Engineer with specialism in online analyser systems and sampling, to work in the Oil & Gas industry sector.

This lead role will require candidates to support the Sales team providing technical solutions for a wide range of industrial online analytical measurements and sampling. Functions will include selecting analytical technology and advising on specialist suppliers during the proposals stage. Further, supporting the Engineering team; providing knowledge of industry compliance and international standards, as well as detail design guidance during project execution.

Main duties include:
•Review applications to determine best approach to solve industrial analytical problems to ensure the most appropriate and cost-effective technical solutions
•Work with the Proposals team to ensure that the optimum product and system design is quoted to the potential customer, taking into account selection of technology, most economical layout, process requirements, customer-imposed space restrictions and maintenance requirements
•Write test procedures and conduct analytical FATs
•Review and interpretation of customer specifications and national & international standards, and ensure that best industry practice and Health, Safety & Environmental considerations are applied and adhered to
•Be part of design reviews, both mechanical and instrument, during project execution
•Attend key meetings such as sales meetings, bid clarifications, handovers, design reviews and close-outs; both in-house and with the customer
•Continuously improve procedures and working practices.

Candidates applying will preferably have a minimum of 10 years’ previous online analyser experience, gained practically as well as design-based, and will be able to demonstrate a wide application knowledge of online & offline analysis and related industrial sample systems.

An MSc or BSc in Chemical, Electrical, or Instrumentation & Control discipline or equivalent educational level would be preferred, however, sufficient relevant experience in a similar environment is mandatory.

This position is autonomous in nature and as such, self-motivation and a high degree of maturity and responsibility is required, as are good communication and interpersonal skills.

Having up-to-date knowledge of online analyser systems and sampling & analysis related to Gas and Liquid Fiscal Metering systems would be a key advantage.

This position commands a high degree of problem-solving, of both a technical and commercial nature, combining personal perceptions, technical knowledge and analytical skills. Judgement is required to select appropriate products and sampling technologies, in order to minimise risk and maximise benefits for both the customer and company.

Other highly desirable skills include: technical sales experience, Hydrocarbon Metering (Sampling & Analysis).

Whilst this role is predominantly office-based, some worldwide travel will be expected.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, within walking distance to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk.

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Vacancy – Assembly Operator

OIL & GAS MEASUREMENT LIMITED – ELY

Assembly Operator

Due to expansion of the company’s existing product range, we are seeking an experienced Assembly Operator to join our new and growing company based in Ely.

Main duties include:
##Responsibility for the full production cycle, in accordance with manufacturing procedures
##Ensure production quality is maintained – from material collection in accordance with the BoM, to the final production tests
##Understand and follow company QHSE policies, manufacturing procedures and job standards, as required, to build quality instrumentation
##Complete written records of manufacturing operations and production documentation
##Operate basic manufacturing and measurement equipment (following appropriate training), including but not limited to: microscopes, test equipment, soldering irons, dial callipers and rulers
##Perform repetitive work in accordance with set procedures, sequence and to fixed timeframes
##Assembly of small parts using both hands

Candidates applying will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position, with precision soldering and assembly skills. Any additional skills in wiring, bonding, potting, curing and testing will be advantageous, although training will be provided. A background of working in a laboratory or clean environment with instrumentation, sensors or probes will be of particular interest.

An aptitude for carrying out tasks with precision is essential; candidates must, therefore, be able to demonstrate a high level of manual dexterity and meticulous attention to detail. Fine motor skills with excellent eye co-ordination are essential, as these will be required to carry out the highly detailed tasks involved in this role.

You will be expected to possess basic written and oral communication skills in English language in order to communicate with other team members, understand verbal instruction and read and comprehend written instructions. The ability to remain calm will be an asset, along with dedication to the assigned tasks.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave, Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk.

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VACANCY – Analyser Engineer

OIL & GAS SYSTEMS LIMITED
OIL & GAS MEASUREMENT LIMITED

Analyser Engineer

We are seeking an experienced Analyser Engineer with specialism in online analyser systems and sampling, to work in the Oil & Gas industry sector.

This lead role will require candidates to support the Sales team providing technical solutions for a wide range of industrial online analytical measurements and sampling. Functions will include selecting analytical technology and advising on specialist suppliers during the proposals stage. Further, supporting the Engineering team; providing knowledge of industry compliance and international standards, as well as detail design guidance during project execution.

Main duties include:
##Review applications to determine best approach to solve industrial analytical problems to ensure the most appropriate and cost-effective technical solutions
##Work with the Proposals team to ensure that the optimum product and system design is quoted to the potential customer, taking into account selection of technology, most economical layout, process requirements, customer-imposed space restrictions and maintenance requirements
##Write test procedures and conduct analytical FATs
##Review and interpretation of customer specifications and national & international standards, and ensure that best industry practice and Health, Safety & Environmental considerations are applied and adhered to
##Be part of design reviews, both mechanical and instrument, during project execution
##Attend key meetings such as sales meetings, bid clarifications, handovers, design reviews and close-outs; both in-house and with the customer
##Continuously improve procedures and working practices.

Candidates applying will have a minimum of 10 years’ previous online analyser experience, gained practically as well as design-based, and will be able to demonstrate a wide application knowledge of online & offline analysis and related industrial sample systems.

An MSc or BSc in Chemical, Electrical, or Instrumentation & Control discipline or equivalent educational level would be preferred, however, sufficient relevant experience in a similar environment is mandatory.

This position is autonomous in nature and as such, self-motivation and a high degree of maturity and responsibility is required, as are good communication and interpersonal skills.

Having up to date knowledge of online analyser systems and sampling & analysis related to Gas and Liquid Fiscal Metering systems would be a key advantage.

This position commands a high degree of problem-solving, of both a technical and commercial nature, combining personal perceptions, technical knowledge and analytical skills. Judgement is required to select appropriate products and sampling technologies, in order to minimise risk and maximise benefits for both the customer and company.

Other highly desirable skills include: technical sales experience, Hydrocarbon metering (Sampling & Analysis).

Whilst this role is predominantly office-based, some worldwide travel will be expected.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Voucher scheme and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk.


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VACANCY – Electrical Design Engineer

Electrical Design Engineer required to work at Oil & Gas Systems’ modern offices based in Ely, near the rail station:

LOCATION: Ely, Cambridgeshire

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, permanent

HOURS OF WORK:0900-1700 Monday to Friday (with 1 hour lunch daily)

We are seeking an experienced Electrical Design Engineer to work across the company with our Proposals, Projects and Engineering teams for project-specific electrical application work within the Oil & Gas industry.

Main duties include:
•Conceptual electrical scope at the proposals stage to determine safe and economical build; taking into account space restrictions and access & maintenance requirements
•Assuring the integrity of the developed package by managing change control and determining technical and commercial implications resulting from modifications or addition to scope
•Detailed electrical design work throughout the life of each project in support of the Project Manager, providing solutions to issues that may arise
•Preparation of documentation relating to electrical systems (e.g. instrumentation hook-up, creation of electrical wiring diagram and schematics)
•Understanding of hazardous areas and the design of equipment for use in hazardous areas
•Review and interpretation of customer specifications and national & international codes, and ensuring that best industry practice and Health, Safety & Environmental considerations are applied and adhered to
•Organising the purchasing and expediting of good and services, and controlling sub-contractors and suppliers in support of the project manager
•Attendance at key meetings such as clarifications, handovers, design reviews and close-out, both in-house and with the customer, as required
•Attendance at Factory Acceptance Tests on bought-in equipment
•Providing technical support for general electrical issues on-site and during build and test.
•Working with the customer to resolve technical matters related to project-specific requirements
•Continually exploring opportunities for improvements in efficiency by developing new standard products, modularising packages, and extending company standards
•Document review and checking of electrical designs
•Supervision of CAD draughting staff in producing electrical wiring diagrams, protection schematics and mechanical general arrangement drawings
•Working closely with the Instrumentation and Control engineers to ensure package continuity and functionality

Candidates applying will hold a HNC in Electrical Engineering as a minimum (or equivalent qualification), any additional
Engineering-related qualifications will also be of interest (for example ONC, NVQ3 or above, in engineering design).


Experience in LV electrical engineering design for industrial distribution systems, control panel engineering design and hazardous area design in gas areas to ATEX requirements would be an advantage, and it is expected that you will possess an excellent knowledge of relevant electrical standards. Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required. Proficiency in AutoCAD will be an advantage.

This is mainly an office-based role, although some travel to site and to our workshop in South Wales may be required from time to time.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk

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VACANCY – Instrument Engineer

Instrument Engineer required to work at Oil & Gas Systems Limited’s modern premises close to Ely rail station. Details below:

INSTRUMENT ENGINEER

LOCATION: Ely, Cambridgeshire

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Permanent

HOURS OF WORK: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

We are seeking an experienced Instrument Engineer, preferably with a history of working on bespoke engineering packages for the oil and gas industry.

Main duties include:
•Providing engineering support for instrumentation and electrical scope
•Resolution of technical issues relating to instrumentation
•Preparation and checking of documents including hazardous area drawings and calculations relating to instrumentation
•Definition and approval of technical scopes
•Obtaining quotations from suppliers and sub-contractors, reviewing quotations
•Reviewing plant layout with respect to instrumentation and electrical
•Attendance during inspection and testing relating to instrumentation
•Attendance during internal and customer meetings, providing technical expertise to the business
•Contributing to assessing effectiveness of working practices and systems with a view to continuously improving systems, personal and team performance
•Ensuring that designs comply with the relevant procedures, standards and regulations
•Keeping up to date with technical developments, National and International Standards and legislative requirements related to the discipline.

Candidates applying will be expected to have previous experience of instrumentation and/or electrical engineering, ideally within the Oil & Gas industry, knowledge of relevant regulatory framework and legislation, with proficiency in scope definition. Familiarity with AutoCAD would be beneficial.

An understanding and previous experience of the following will be expected:
•General instrumentation including Pressure/Temperature/Flow etc.
•Actuated valves
•Hazardous Area equipment
•Safety systems
•Vendor management
•Control systems and panels
•Functional testing and client management
•Previous experience within the Oil & Gas industry would be beneficial.

A MSc or MEng or equivalent educational level in a relevant discipline would be preferred, though not essential, however, sufficient experience in a similar environment is mandatory. Offshore experience and current/valid BOSIET, MIST and Medical Certificates would be an advantage.

This is an office-based role, although some travel to our workshop in South Wales or to customer sites may be required from time to time.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk

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VACANCY – Piping Design Engineer

Oil & Gas Systems Limited, based in Ely, seeks an experienced Piping Design Engineer. Details below:

PIPING DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire

Position Type: Full-time, permanent

Hours of Work: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday

We are seeking an experienced Piping Designer, preferably with a history of working on bespoke engineering packages for the oil and gas industry.

Main duties include:
•Reading and interpretation of:

o Process drawings (such as P&IDs)

o Mechanical design information (such as Piping Specifications)

o Customer-specific design requirements (such as size limitations, maintenance access and connection preferences)
•Preparing detailed conceptual designs and piping layouts for complex packages in 2D and 3D CAD, for onshore and offshore projects (AutoCAD or similar)
•Resolving technical queries and ensuring that all design changes are captured by the change control process
•Producing design drawings and BOMs for the project and participating in design reviews; checking and approving documents where necessary
•Providing input to project planning for completion within the budget and schedule, ensuring that all design work is carried out in accordance with schedules and the project plan
• Reviewing drawings and vendor documentation to ensure compliance with project requirements
•Liaising with our Mechanical Design Partners and other disciplines

Candidates applying will be expected to have previous experience of complex piping design in a similar environment, along with a high degree of proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD software (preferably AutoCAD Plant 3D); they will also be knowledgeable of current legislation and relevant standards, such as the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).

A thorough understanding of piping systems, pressure ratings and the application of pipe stress analysis is essential and knowledge of equipment associated with the Oil & Gas Industry would be beneficial. Also required is an HND or equivalent educational level in a relevant discipline with sufficient post-qualification experience.

This is mainly an office-based role, although some travel to our workshop in South Wales may be required from time to time.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk

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VACANCY – Technical Assistant – Ely

Oil & Gas Systems Limited seeks a Technical Assistant to work at its newly refurbished offices in Ely (close to rail station). Candidates applying must have previous experience of technical documentation.

LOCATION: Ely, Cambridgeshire

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, permanent

HOURS OF WORK:0900-1700 Monday to Friday

We are seeking a Technical Assistant to provide support in the preparation, modification, update and control of documentation related to Projects and Engineering activities.

Reporting to the Lead Project Manager, the Technical Assistant’s main duties include:
•Support Project Managers, Lead and Project Engineers with modification and updating of engineering and test procedures
•Cross-referencing documentation and drawings
•Updating project ‘Supplier Document Requirement Lists’
•Assist in the compilation of large multi-section documents, i.e. Data Books
•Updating Project document templates
•Assist in the preparation of Project Monthly Reports required for senior management
•Desk expediting of sub-vendor orders including documentation
•Preparation of standard company documentation
•Provide support to the Document Controller during periods of high workload and absence

Candidates applying will be proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel and will have experience of collating and producing technical documentation.

Any previous experience of using AutoCAD or of working in a document control role will be an advantage, though not essential.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be willing to interact and engage with all Project Managers, Lead/Project Engineers and Discipline Engineers.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave, Cycle to Work scheme, Child Voucher scheme and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to info@oghl.co.uk

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VACANCY – Experienced Draughtsperson

Oil & Gas Systems Limited, based in Ely, seeks an experienced Draughtsperson with experience of using AutoCAD to join their growing Engineering team.
Main duties include updating P&IDs, Loop Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams, Single Line Diagrams, Hook-ups, Layouts and general draughting work. Any previous experience of these would be an advantage.
You will be expected to have a thorough working knowledge of updating diagrams/drawings using AutoCAD. AutoCAD 2D skills are essential; 3D skills would also be useful. Any experience with AutoCAD Inventor would be an added bonus.
Further details available at: http://www.ogsl.com/contact/current-vacancies1/draughtsperson/
Apply by email to info@oghl.co.uk
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