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Engineering Analyst




Competitive, plus excellent benefits package


39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 17.00, Friday 08:30 to 16.00

About Star Refrigeration

Star Refrigeration is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group. We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise the important role our employees play in our success which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

Star Data Analytics

Star Data Analytics is a high-tech department within Star Refrigeration that focuses on delivering the “Ethos” service. Ethos, was created from the combination of refrigeration expertise with data collection, analysis, and presentation and is an acclaimed engineering consultancy service that uses Digital Twins and Machine Learning to help clients understand how their industrial equipment is performing and how they can save energy. Our customer base and Ethos’ capabilities have expanded significantly, and we’re excited about the untapped opportunities waiting to be explored.

The Role

We are looking to recruit an Engineering Analyst to join the Star Data Analytics team. This role could be based from Glasgow or another branch location.
The successful candidate will contribute to the “contracts and operations” area of the department. This covers a broad range of activity including: design & project management, building digital twin models, monitoring the existing dashboard and carrying out ad-hoc analyses.
Training will be provided and the focus will be on one or two areas initially with the rest to follow. Candidates are not expected to know everything but instead be curious and have a willingness to learn.
In this position, you can significantly impact on the introduction and execution of new features. There are ample opportunities for innovation and personal development in this role.


Key duties include a range of responsibilities, which include but are not limited to;
  • Deliver contracts: ordering equipment, coordinating subcontractors, commissioning data acquisition.
  • Build Digital Twin Models: Create, validate and maintain Ethos dashboards through their lifecycle. Build knowledge to construct a diverse range of dashboards for complex refrigeration or heat pumps, troubleshoot problems and identify scope for improvement opportunities.
  • Monitor: Regularly monitor and review dashboards to proactively identify and report any potential issues, assisting in minimising customer energy expenditure. Communicate effectively with colleagues across the business, coordinate and contribute to team and branch meetings.
  • Analyse: identify insights, communicate findings and quantify their success and impact. Produce customer reports, presentations, web portal demonstrations, and training delivery.

The Candidate

The successful applicant will have the following:
  • Mechanical or Chemical engineering background or relevant site based or design knowledge and experience.
  • Working knowledge of computer software applications, i.e. Microsoft Office, in particular a strong skillset in Excel.
  • Good attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and prioritise tasks efficiently.
  • The ability to take initiative and have a proactive approach

Our Working Pattern

Our work setup involves a hybrid model where our team typically attends the office on a common day once or twice each week. However, additional office presence is necessary for initial training and certain work packages. If remote work does not work well for you, the office is open to you all week.
Normal working hours are 8.30am to 5pm with a 4pm finish on Fridays and we can agree adjusted working hours to cater to your needs. During periods of exceptional circumstances, as a salaried role you may be asked to work a few extra hours in the week.

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Twice yearly salary reviews with reference to RPI
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Private Medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

Contact email

Closing date

26th July 2024