Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Basingstoke, England
Salary: £40 - £45 per hour
Start Date: 2018-03-19
Reference: 78707
Contact Name: Clarke Woollam
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2018 12:56

Job Description

NES are recruiting for an experienced Senior Electrical Design Engineer on a contract basis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting and prestigious projects in the world. Our client is involved in a number of projects deliver some of the largest and most complex buildings in the UK and Europe. The candidate will be based out of London and Basingstoke offices.

Role and Responsibilities; 
  • Meeting the requirements of a 'Principal Engineer' grade and have a proven track record in both leading projects for your discipline and for an overall project team.
  • Ability to work under the clear direction of the client and interpret the needs of the project as a whole to meet the full delivery needs.
  • Work in a joint leadership capacity within a mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) discipline team providing design and technical advice in a project manager capacity on a wide range of projects.
  • Supervise the completion of detailed designs and supervise the work of others in this function.
  • Consider the feasibility of the project specific to the discipline and lead the overall feasibility study for the project.
  • Take responsibility for and direct others in the production of detailed and performance specification for the discipline subject to review by colleagues prior to issue.
  • Take responsibility for and direct others in the production of detailed equipment schedules for issue with the discipline specific designs.
Project Delivery
  • Regularly brief the project team, explaining the appointment. Ensure contracts / letters of intent are in place for all projects before work begins.
  • Make sure all team members have access to the agreed appointment documents.
  • Review the detailed design programme and ensure that sufficient resource is available to complete the works.
  • Lead the completion and regular amendment to the project 'Cost to Complete' (CTC).
  • Monitor the work of the project engineers and compare weekly against the previously agreed CTC.
  • Identify any potential 'profit' or 'loss' to your DTL when compared to the agreed fee
Key Technical Requirements
  • A detailed understanding of the Part L regulations applicable to the discipline and how to demonstrate this through calculation.
  • A working understanding of TAS of IES to allow the allocation / direction of work on projects.
  • Have an understanding of working with RevitMEP or other 3D design software to allow the allocation / direction of work on projects.
  • Have working knowledge of AutoCAD to allow the allocation / direction of work on projects.
Electrical Skills:
  • Low voltage distribution systems
  • Cable calculations via Hevacomp or Amtech
  • Cable calculations by hand
  • Lighting calculations (via software and by hand)
  • Energy lighting - Small power
  • Fire alarms - Intruder detection
  • Access control & security systems