Electrical Design Engineer (Building Services/MEP)

Salford, Greater Manchester
Up to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
07 Jun 2018
07 Jul 2018
Specialist area
Electrical engineering
Contract Type
Full Time

Fairhome Group PLC is a group of experienced companies that deliver services for investment and acquisition, development and ongoing maintenance of properties within the care sector using secured investment funds. Fairhome Property Developments sits within that group and undertakes property construction, refurbishment, maintenance and commercial fit-outs on a national basis for a variety of clients with surveying, architectural and building services design, health and safety and CDM work, along with project management and cost control.

There is a real family feel at Fairhome, employees are valued and looked after, so along with regular benefits you will have access to superb facilities onsite including a fully expensed restaurant, bar, gym and leisure facilities. You’ll be working from modern offices with a welcoming working environment, and if that’s not enough, complimentary cake and refreshments are always available.

About the role

We are looking for an ambitious, dynamic Electrical Building Services Engineer looking to progress their career with Fairhome Property Developments as we as a team and as a company grow. The role will be a mix of office-based design work, site visits to determine scope of works for incoming projects, and design input to construction works in progress - so we are looking for candidates with flexible attitude and interest in involvement throughout our process of works. This role would suit candidates with 4-10 years’ experience in electrical building services design looking for a fresh challenge with a different type of company.

Job Duties

  • Understanding the condition and suitability of Building Services through desktop studies and site visits and determining scope of works required in conjunction with clients and other members of the design team
  • Carrying out design work including calculations, reports, equipment schedules and specifications and input to electrical building services engineering drawing packages including the following systems:
  • Electrical utility supplies
  • General LV power circuits
  • Lighting and Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarm Installations & Fire Suppression systems
  • TV & Phone Installations
  • Door Access Control/intruder/nurse call & CCTV systems
  • Ensuring compliance with Building Control and Planning Conditions
  • Liaison with other disciplines, external design consultants and contractors as required throughout project
  • Working with project managers and in conjunction with external and internal contractors and site operatives during concept, pre-construction and project delivery phases for handling site queries and research and development of project technical solutions
  • Liaison with equipment suppliers and development of supply chain for system procurement
  • Input to designer’s Health and Safety and CDM duties


  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge/qualifications in Electrical Building Services Engineering design – LV power, lighting, fire alarm/suppression, data/comms, access control, nurse call/CCTV
  • Experience of Amtech and Dialux/Relux software would be beneficial
  • Experience of site works including electrical condition surveys and snagging/inspection during construction works, experience of commissioning witnessing
  • Experience in specification writing (NBS or NES type) would be beneficial
  • Experience of daylight modelling/lighting design simulation would not be essential but may be beneficial
  • Experience of EPC software/thermal modelling would not be essential but may be of benefit
  • Autodesk CAD and Microsoft Office packages
  • Knowledge and application of Building Regulations and appropriate British Standards (Wiring Regulations, BS5839 etc)
  • Knowledge of RIBA Plan of Work/BSRIA Building Services Design Framework process
  • Ability to manage workload of multiple projects and prioritise workload
  • Working as part of a team or autonomously
  • Writing and verbal communications
  • Analysing and problem solving
  • Membership of professional engineering institution (CIBSE/IET) – preferred but not essential. We will support candidates looking to progress to CEng/IEng or EngTech level

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