Principal Electrical Engineer

  • East Grinstead, UK
  • £48,000 - £50,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Are you a Principal Electrical Engineer looking for a new opportunity within the Highways sector?

Then you need to keep reading as this might be the right fit for you!!

We are recruiting for a leading construction consultancy looking to add a Principal Electrical Engineer to their team!

Purpose of the Role-

Our client is currently recruiting for a Principal Electrical Engineer who will be Designing, testing, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment or machinery for use in manufacturing.

A Few Key Responsibilities of the Role-

Reporting to the electrical associate director you will be an experienced electrical design engineer with a thorough understanding of technical, commercial, and construction experience within the electrical services industry.

You must be dynamic and enthusiastic with good interpersonal and business development skills, with a broad experience in professional and project work ideally within one or more of the following sectors:

  • Property
  • Industrial
  • Power
  • Transport
  • Commercial.

The post duties will include the undertaking of electrical design services on a local and national basis in accordance with the client's contract scope, current regulations, British and client standards.

Requiring the undertaking and preparation of designs/briefs, specifications, feasibility studies, site inspection, commissioning and maintenance testing/certification, associated with a varied range of M&E Building Services and Infrastructure electrical services and project management covering:

  • MV/ LV main distribution,
  • Lighting (general and emergency),
  • Small power,
  • Lightning protection,
  • Life critical alarm, security and access systems,
  • Control and building management systems.


Essential Experience of the Role-

The right individual will possess:

  • Consultancy background
  • Good team worker and client facing ability
  • Formal education and training in electrical engineering with demonstratable experience in the sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with management and staff at all levels and our clients.
  • Able to undertake LV electrical surveys and design calculations.
  • Familiar in the use of Amtech and industrial standard lighting design software.
  • Capable of working to a programme.

Implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management requirements including clear communications, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management. Key role managing, organising and motivating a team of engineers and technicians to deliver a variety of projects covering a range of complexities.

  • Preparing schemes for tender using standard Forms of Contract such as the NEC3 family.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems, and identifying of options.
  • Supervising and monitoring works on site, chairing and managing progress meetings, identification and assessment of additional payments due to variation orders or compensation events, determination of project final accounts and completing the defects period.
  • The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients' needs and to respond to targets set by others.

Abide by the objectives and targets of both the section and the department and follow procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records

What's in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 25 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • a discretionary annual bonus based on performance / car allowance or company car dependant on experience
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • Remote Working

You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in the company. You'll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you

Job Title - Principal Electrical Engineer

Area/Location - East Grinstead

Type of Job - Permanent

Start Date - As Soon As Possible

Salary -£50000

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  • you feel this Company matches what you are looking for in a new career venture
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