Principal Electrical Engineer

Preston, Lancashire
Salary £41,025  - £44,757  GBP  Year
11 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Job Number LANCS08186
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Electrical Engineer

Job Number LANCS08186
Location Preston
Contract Type Permanent
Schedule Type Full Time
Working Hours 37 per week
Salary £41,025  - £44,757  GBP  Year
Closing Date 11-09-2017

About the Role
Principal Electrical Engineer, Lancashire County Council 
Grade 11 £41,025-£44,757 and local government pension scheme

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly capable, professional Electrical design engineer, with extensive experience and technical knowledge of designing electrical installations to join our very busy team. You will lead, manage and provide mentor support to a small team of electrical design engineers within the Design and Construction Service, as well as acting as the lead electrical technical reference for the authority The service provides the county council and other public sector clients with full design, specification and project management services through all the RIBA stages of building projects and is typically managing an annual programme of work in excess of £50million. 
You will take responsibility for setting the technical quality and managing the delivery of the team's work to meet the time and budgetary requirements of the programmes and projects in a cost effective manner. The Service works in a commercial environment contributing a financial return to the county council. The team's work includes advising client representatives, design colleagues, and premise managers, undertaking surveys, feasibilities, CDM risk assessment, design, calculations, costing, design coordination and JCT contract administration using established QA procedures and project management software.
The workload is wide ranging and diverse encompassing a range of schools, offices, sports facilities, care homes, commercial premises, libraries and museums. Engineers are responsible for their own projects either working with Architects, Surveyors and Mechanical Engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team on new and existing buildings, or on individual electrical engineering projects such as rewiring, transformer installation, distribution systems, HV connections, internal and external lighting, and security systems. 
Good communication skills are essential to liaise with clients, end users, colleagues, consultants, contractors and councillors. Together with the Mechanical, Building Services and Architectural managers, you will report to the Building Design Manager and the Head of the Design and Construction Service. 
We require a professional qualification in electrical engineering such as CEng, or IEng with substantial vocational experience in the profession of at least 10 years and full membership of CIBSE or equivalent. 
Candidates must be experienced in the use of CAD and calculation software such as AutoCAD, Dialux/Relux or Hevacomp/Amtech. 
Applicants must read the Grade Profile and Person Specification available on the County Council's recruitment site- Select Council Jobs and under Job type search Environmental Services. Please include a point by point response to the requirements stated in the Person Specification in your application.
For an informal discussion please contact Shaun Capper, Head of Design and Construction on 01772 530251

This is an essential car user post. However, in certain circumstances consideration may be given to applicants who as a consequence of disability are unable to drive.

Key Accountabilities
see Grade Profile and Person Specification
Skills and Experience
see Grade Profile and Person Specification.
Candidates should address each part of the Person Specification in their application.
Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

Lancashire County Council is currently undergoing an organisational-wide transformation. All posts within the council are being reviewed as part of this organisational change. Further details will be provided at interview about the transformation and how the changes will affect you if you are successful in your application for employment.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.
Available documents
•    Grade profile
•    Person specification
•    Risk identification form