Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Recruiter
ACS Recruitment
Location
Kettering
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client is recruiting a Senior Electrical Design Engineer to manage the engineering projects and operational activity of the Electrical team on a day to day basis, to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget. You will be responsible for the detailed design and co-ordination of electrical solutions including low voltage distribution, small power, communications, lighting, fire alarm systems, intruder alarms, access control and lighting protection. This is a key role in supporting the training and development of less experienced team members. Main responsibilities/duties:- Client * Represent the company and promote a 'can do' attitude whilst maintaining positive relationships with clients for repeat business. * Communicate with clients, advising on suitable technical solutions to client's requirements, fees and timescales etc. * Maintain existing client relationships and secure repeat business. * Produce cost plans and pre-tender estimates and cost comparisons for systems/plant. * Undertake site visits i.e. surveys and prepare reports. * Attend design team meetings. * Liaise with Architects, Structural Engineers, and Contractors etc. Team/Company * Arrange project review meetings, advise Directors on progress and assign jobs/tasks to your team members. * Brief the team in regards to projects including the client, scopes of works, costs, timescales etc. * Manage and take responsibility for the more Junior/Intermediate team members. * Monitor design progress in accordance with the programme/deadline. * Check QA on all design/project work to ensure compliance with company standards. * Encourage engineers to continuously develop their knowledge, arrange and attend CPD sessions. * Share your knowledge and technical ability and advise accordingly to help progress the less experienced team members. * Represent M&E at Technicians meetings. Design * Produce design sketches. * Develop the design through all stages of the project - from planning to completion. * Coordinate architecturally, structurally and mechanically. * Produce specifications, schematics, calculations and drawings etc. * Liaise with suppliers, manufactures and specialists to provide expert knowledge and costs. * Manage the whole design process, prepare stage reports /outline design, maintain comprehensive design files, produce written specifications & scheme design drawings for CAD. The successful candidate will:- * Have knowledge of and be up to date with the latest regulations, i.e. British Standards. * Understand RIBA stages. * Understand efficiency/sustainability. * Have knowledge and an understanding of BREEAM * IT literate - ability to use technical packages i.e. CAD, Dialux/Relux, Amtech and 3D Naviswork. You will also:- * Possess a relevant qualification i.e. ONC/HNC/Degree in Electrical Engineering or Building Services Engineering. * Have previous experience within a consultancy environment. * Have the ability to manage and track numerous projects simultaneously. * Be able to maintain a calm demeanour and think clearly in a difficult, stressful or troubling situation. * Possess excellent communication skills, dealing with other employees and external clients. * Have the ability to understand/produce detailed technical drawings. * Possess excellent attention to detail, have a confident approach, proactive character and the ability to take the lead in challenging situations. * Be a well organised individual who has past experience of leading a team. * Possess a confident approach, proactive character and the ability to take the lead in challenging situations. This position is office based - but does require flexibility to travel i.e. to client meetings and other offices. This is a great opportunity to join an established but growing company, who offer a good work environment. On offer is a competitive salary, with car/car allowance, private health care, pension, discretional annual bonuses and support towards professional bodies. If interested, please email your CV for immediate consideration