Principal Electrical Design EngineerEngineering


About the Client:

My Client formed over 25 years ago and has grown to become one of the leading Design and Build Electrical contractors in the industry. Having a reputation for providing our clients with an exceptional service. My Client offers a complete Electrical package from concept, design and realisation of high end commercial installations. As a member of both the NICEIC and ECA we provide the reassurance and guarantee of consistent high-quality projects.

About the Role:

In brief, the role of a Principal Engineer is a role that demands a high level of technical experience with the ability to discuss any aspect of building services installations in a manner that demonstrates a sound technical knowledge and understanding. The role involves managing engineers, junior engineers and technicians on a project specific basis. The employee or candidate must meet the companies standard job description criteria and the role will include the following main duties: -
  • Design and Specification of Mechanical and Electrical Installations (Discipline Specific)
    • Develop the clients brief to provide suitable solutions to the projects building service’s needs.
    • Produce drawings and specifications in order to demonstrate these requirements in a precise and professional manner.
    • Understand the role of other design team professionals and liaise closely with them in order to provide a co-ordinated design solution.
  • Client Facing and Liaising with Design Team Professionals
    • Attend meetings with the client and other design team professionals in order to establish and develop the clients brief and an understanding of the project issues.
    • Liaise with other design team professionals to design out any construction issues.
  • Project Management
    • The Principal engineer will be responsible for Design and liaise and co-ordinate with Project Managers and the Client at meetings and workshops in order to ensure the project is completed in accordance with the client’s requirements to the standard expected.
    • Deal with project management issues and understand the project programme.
    • Ensure the project is co-ordinated in house and shared resources such as CAD/Revit and admin are utilised as efficiently as possible.

About the Candidate:

Must have:
  • A sound level of experience and technical knowledge in the building services field
  • A sound knowledge of current industry practices and technologies
  • A sound understanding of the construction design process
  • A sound understanding of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations
  • A suitable qualification in mechanical or electrical building services
  • Sound educational background – especially with regards to Maths & English
  • Good communication skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • An attention to detail and high presentation standards
  • Hold a current driving licence
  • A sound knowledge of construction contracts
Should have:
  • A good understanding of construction contracts and processes
  • Previous experience of project management
  • The ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Knowledge of building regulations, industry standards and legislation
  • Previous experience working within a design and/or a consultancy environment
  • Previous experience of client facing and working as part of the design team
  • Knowledge of energy usage and performance with respect to equipment and construction types
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and performance calculations
  • A high level of computer literacy and knowledge of modelling and calculation software
  • A sound level of skill with general office computer packages (word, excel, email etc)
  • An understanding of CAD
Would be an advantage to have:
  • A Degree (or working towards)
  • Management qualifications
  • Engineering Council registration to a minimum of IEng
  • Previous experience in a financial and business development role
Are expected to:
  • Lead by example with regards to timekeeping, producing high quality documentation, compliance with Health & Safety Legislation etc
  • Treat others fairly and with respect (including our suppliers and sub consultants)
  • Be honest & open
  • Be able to communicate with all levels of personnel
  • Be able to manage a design team of their own discipline whilst liaising with others
  • Generate a level of fees for the business and be willing to assist in marketing the business

Points of Appeal:

  • The Successful Candidate must be willing to travel between the Maidenhead and London offices

Contact:

If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Gavin Farrell on 0203 640 8979 or email g.farrell@humres.co.uk