Lead Electrical Design Engineer

Jamie John
Dartford, Kent
£55k to £65k + Private Health Care & Pension
04 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Lead Electrical Building Services Design Engineer

Location: Dartford

Reporting to: Design Manager

Purpose of the Job:

My client multi-service, design and build contractor operating from our

headquarters in Dartford, Kent. We are seeking to recruit a Lead Electrical Building Services Design

Engineer on a full time basis.

Responsibilities will include the design of small power, lighting and fire alarm for projects principally

in the banking retail and commercial sectors.

Projects vary in value from circa £50k to £5M and the opportunity will exist to be the lead electrical

design engineer, taking responsibility for guiding and co-ordinating the existing electrical team.

External design resources are also used, and the role involves review and sign off of these design

submissions. As the electrical design lead you will represent the business in client meetings, liaising with

stakeholders and client professional teams alike.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of electrical systems in accordance with employers requirements/concept
  • design (Stage 2+)
  • Cable calculations including discrimination studies/diversity calculations/voltage
  • drop/overcurrent selection
  • Lighting calculations including Lux values/uniformity values
  • Assisting with production of contractors proposals – detailed specifications and supporting
  • drawings/schematics
  • Liaison with Mechanical team for power/containment requirements and co?ordination
  • Liaison with the Estimating team for tender assessments and pricing purposes
  • Survey and report on existing electrical installations and identify customer requirements
  •  Highlight changes in standards/legislation and report to the business

Qualities and Skills

  • 5 years’ experience in an electrical design capacity
  • Ability to lead team members to achieve the best engineered solutions
  • Mentoring and management of junior engineers
  • Legally able to work in the UK
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Communicate and present in a professional manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Actively demonstrate initiative, and able to work under pressure

Experience and Qualifications

  • HNC/D orDegree level qualification
  • IEng or CEng preferable
  • Membership of engineering body preferable (MIET/MCIBSE)

Candidates should have experience in the use of

  • MS Office
  • Dialux/Relux
  • Trimble cable calc
  • AutoCAD/Revit experience of benefit
  • Please note that Job Descriptions are subject to changes, but any major changes will be confirmed in writing.

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