Principal Electrical Design Engineer

Birmingham, West Midlands
£60k to £70k + Pension, health care & benefits
21 Mar 2019
21 Apr 2019
Engineer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Electrical Design Engineer
Location: Birmingham, UK
Salary: £60k to £70k + Package (Depending on experience)

The Principal Engineer will lead the engineering design on projects. Working closely with an Associate, the Principal Engineer will contribute to the operational delivery of projects, the management of client relationships and the management of a team, developing their own skills in these areas with a view to taking on a fuller managerial role in due course.
My client is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, offering a wide variety of engineering and sustainability services, together with complementary specialisms, from locations across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and North Africa. More details of our locations, projects and services can be found on our website.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reporting to Possible Direct Reports Other Key Relationships Partner / Associate Engineers (Graduate to Principal) Engineers of other disciplines Technicians Specialist consultants (eg Acoustics, Fire, Lighting) Internal support functions (eg HR, Finance, IT, Marketing, Legal) External clients


• Technically sound work consistently designed and delivered, to client-brief
• Evidence of the development of managerial skills (including people management, financial and commercial management, marketing and business development and project management)
• Data Centre

Lead role in relation to the technical delivery of projects, and provision of technical supervision, guidance and coaching to less experienced staff. 2. Checking and/or verifying the work of less experienced staff, in accordance with Operational Procedures. 3. Recognised point of contact for clients on projects, acting as second-in-command to the PM. 4. Under the guidance of a more experienced manager, significant contribution to the financial management of projects, including the provision of information for “month-end completions”, invoicing and debt management activities. 5. Some contribution to people management activities including recruitment and selection and performance appraisal. May have line management responsibility for a small number of staff. MAIN DUTIES &

Qualifications Knowledge / Experience Engineering qualification at Bachelor’s degree level or higher in a relevant discipline Proven technical competence and experience Some experience of representing a business or team at internal and external meetings Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team, and to lead and motivate others Proven ability to plan and programme own work and that of others Demonstrable ability to delegate to others, and to provide appropriate and timely feedback Evidence of progress towards achieving recognition as a Chartered professional


• Manage engineering designs in line with client brief and/or other project requirements
• Review and provide feedback on designs produced by more junior staff
• Monitor resourcing requirements for projects and provide feedback to Associates / Partners 2
• Under the guidance of a more experienced manager, contribute to the day-to-day management and control of projects (including commercial and financial management, project management, and compliance with QA, environmental and health and safety procedures)
• Provide training and coaching to more junior staff, including acting as a mentor to support those pursuing membership of professional institutions
• Attend internal and/or external marketing and business development events as appropriate
• Contribute to the preparation of submissions and fee bids • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients
• Contribute to Practice-wide technical initiatives (such as the development of technical standards, software development, knowledge sharing etc)

They lie at the heart of what we do, and inform how we work with and treat each other, our clients, our communities and others who our work touches. In addition to performing the duties and responsibilities of their role, and displaying the competencies required for that role, we hope and expect that our people will share our values, and that these values will inform the way in which they approach their work and deal with colleagues and clients

We think differently. We go beyond what our clients expect, and design solutions that they love. We don’t just deliver the brief; we question whether the brief should be better. We look beyond the current job and we evolve to face the future. We invest our time, effort and talent in research and development because we want to; we know that this benefits our own business, the wider industry and society

We want our teams to be amazing. We talk to each other – on the phone or face-to-face. We help each other out. We share our knowledge and expertise. We provide honest feedback on work that others have done for us, and we accept feedback on work that we have done. We build and maintain great relationships with our colleagues throughout the business, our industry peers and our clients. We have fun, and we genuinely enjoy working together WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE We make all our projects outstanding. We push ourselves to do better on every project that we deliver. We review our successes and our failures, and we learn from them. We work hard to ensure that our systems and processes are as good as they can be, and then we follow them. We commit to continuous self-improvement, through training and knowledge-sharing. We teach others what we know, and we learn from others. WE BEHAVE WITH INTEGRITY We operate within a strong moral code. We stick to our promises and give our best at all times, to our colleagues and our clients. We meet our deadlines, and we turn up on time. We say what we mean, and we mean what we say, even if this means having the difficult conversations. We are honest with ourselves and each other. We consider others’ priorities, and we do our best to help them. We are courteous, and we are kind. We care about each other, and this shows in our words and in our actions. 3 HOW YOU WORK –

CORE COMPETENCIES: The company competency framework sets out the key competencies that are needed to perform each role in the business successfully. The following competencies are considered critical to success in this role:

• Working with People
• Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
• Presenting and Communicating Information
• Applying Expertise and Technology
• Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
• Adhering to Principles and Values please make sure you fully understand the specific behaviours that underpin each of the above competencies, by reviewing the associated competency document.

If you would like to apply for this position or would like to have a private chat e-mail your CV to or call me on 0758 420 7075

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