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Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer

Salary/Rate: £50,000

Location: Swindon

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Power

Client Description:

Our client is one of the UK’s leading is a multi-disciplinary utilities, LV / HV power, EV and renewable energy contractors, with the skills and expertise to design and deliver complex projects in highly regulated and hazardous environments across a number of different service lines, regional offices and business units.

Job Description:

Electrical Design Engineer   

Due to continued expansion and the commitment to sustained and profitable growth, our client now wishes to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Design Engineer to support the design process, from initial conception through to on-site completion, whilst interacting with relevant stakeholders to ensure implementation is in line with business requirements, design guidelines and customer specifications. Working from a mixture of the company’s Swindon office and working from home.


The Role


  • Design and plan electricity distribution networks primarily between LV and 11kV but this can vary up to 33kV, including carrying out upfront feasibility studies to evaluate system design options.
  • You will create a variety of diagrams in line with requirements, including schematic diagrams from basic philosophy and engineer’s sketches, high voltage power cable routing diagrams, detailed schemes and wiring diagrams and multicore diagram and schedules.
  • You will be creating detailed protection and metering single line diagrams.
  • You will produce earthing studies and create associated drawings for review.
  • Maintain accuracy of designs including cable entry points into substations with suitable measurements.
  • You will manage & control design changes with clients, IDNO & civils teams.


The Person


  • We are looking for an experienced Design Engineer to carry out and ensure electricity networks are designed in a safe and professional manner and to a high standard in line with the company’s directives and DNO/IDNO or private network standards
  • Creating electrical designs up to 11kV
  • Carrying out pre-construction risk assessments and impact studies caused by increased fault levels.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to other members of staff.
  • Producing specifications to allow Turnkey type contracts to be tendered along with full technical appraisal on tender return.
  • Creating technical specifications for all major plant and equipment, protection and control equipment and auxiliary equipment such as batteries and LVAC boards.
  • Completing technical reports as required for capital spend approval.
  • Proficient in the use of Productivity and Collaboration Software such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint etc. across multiple platforms such as smart phones, tablets, laptops etc.
  • Excellent communication, including ability to adapt communication styles and outstanding listening skills with ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to use own initiative as well as work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Excellent knowledge within the electrical power distribution industry and its standards, practices and procedures.
  • Expertise and confident ability to design at voltage levels up to 11kV (with exposure to 33kV) in the Power Distribution Industry.
  • Good understanding of DNO G81 or BS7671 Documentation and Design.
  • Extensive knowledge of CDM requirements.
  • Desire to progress to gain professional registration i.e. IET, IEng or EngTech.
  • Experience of working in or with a DNO or IDNO.
  • Experience in the utility industry using Amtec and Windebut.
  • Experience in using AutoCAD.


A highly attractive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate, coupled with career progression, along with challenging variety, security and longevity of work, given the company’s leading industry status and their continued dedication to profitable growth.

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