Principal Electrical Engineer

Greater Manchester
£52,559 to £62,727 per annum depending on experience
24 Sep 2019
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the position of Principal Electrical Engineer within the Client Services Unit

You will set, develop and monitor appropriate and acceptable standards of service in respect of electrical engineering design, operation and maintenance standards of electrical installation, and development of the electrical infrastructure across the Estate. 

You will analyse and interpret the needs of the Directorate of Estates and Facilities and its customers in terms of electrical loads and capacity across the campus HV network.  

You will manage a team of electrical engineers and inspectors in the development and monitoring of cost effective electrical Planned Preventative Maintenance and inspection schemes, ensuring that all work meets the set standard.  In addition, you will conduct or commission an ongoing programme of electrical condition surveys to assist in the development of a long-term maintenance plan; design and implement policy that ensures electrical maintenance is carried out in a manner that meets legislative requirements, statutory/safety requirements and good practice. 

You will assist in the development of strategies that will result in both energy consumption and energy cost reduction.  You will manage and control any delegated budgets whilst assisting in the development and implementation of efficient, cost-effective working practices and quality service standards to ensure the provision of an effective maintenance service to the highest achievable standard, demonstrating value for money.

You will provide technical direction, support and advice to all construction project design teams to ensure good standards of electrical installations on all projects and be responsible for overseeing all HV and LV electrical infrastructure.

You will possess a degree, or equivalent, in an electrical engineering related discipline and/or substantial vocational experience and hold Chartered Engineer status and full membership of CIBSE.

You will have an established track record and experience in electrical engineering management together with experience of setting and monitoring standards, managing and controlling budgets/resources/funding and managing staff.  You will be an approved authoriser on the Permit to Work/Access system.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Brent Wills, Head of Client Services Unit


Tel: 0161 275 7549

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Closing Date: 22nd October 2019

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