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Principal Electrical Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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Principal Electrical Engineer

The Job
To lead the Electrical Engineering team and manage the design and specification of electrical building services, compliance and quality of installations.

Team leader:

Lead the Electrical Engineering Services Team, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods
Support the Head of Building Services and the Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within the company
Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
Take ownership for own personal development

Customer service:

Deliver great customer service to all existing and potential clients with a primary focus on ensuring commercial performance/behaviour
Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries (via face to face, telephone, email)
Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to Clients and other practices within the industry, with a commercial focus
Excellence in advice towards to design quality and practicality of a project

Business strategy:

Lead the Electrical Engineering team strategy for the business
Develop and deliver a team business plan linked to the strategic business plan
To have a sound understanding of the strategic business plan, providing support accordingly
Cultivate new business clients and retain existing clients

Business delivery:

Develop and deliver new processes for Electrical Engineering Consultancy
Lead on introducing more efficient and joined up projects and processes
Lead conversations with clients
Ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule.
Preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
Prepare and present feasibility reports, and high quality design proposals to the client
Work around constraining factors such as planning legislation, building regulations, environmental impact and project budget
Prepare applications for planning and building control
Produce BIM compliant working drawings and specifications
Choose materials to be used and the requirements for the project, based on site and environmental criteria
React and resolve issues which arise during the pre-design/design construction/post-construction stages of a project
Contract Administration

BIM roles and responsibilities:

Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment
Enable integration and coordination of information within information model
Configure information for project outputs
Assure delivery of information exchanges
Confirm suppliers' ability to deliver information requirements
Coordinated delivery of all design information
Overall Lead for configuration management
Manage information development and information approvals
Confirm Design Deliverables
Production of design outputs related to a discipline-specific, package-based or time-based task
Direct the production of task information using agreed systems
Manage spatial coordination on behalf of task team
Propose resolutions to coordination clashes
Accept/reject information exchanges within the common data environment
Oversee team to ensure compliance of their job responsibilities

Measures of success:

Feedback from team members and line manager
Directors feedback
Contribution to service delivery
Team performance
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of system and processes
Feedback from stakeholders
Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
Service delivery performance indicators
Effective delivery of agreed outcome

It's essential you have:

A HND/Degree in an engineering related subject - desirable
You will be a highly experienced professional with strong organisational and interpersonal skills
You will be a professionally chartered engineer or hold relevant experience in profession
You will be a member of a relevant professional body
You will have team management experience and be able to demonstrate leadership competencies
You will be able to work effectively under pressure
Good problem solving skills
Comprehensive knowledge of planning legislation, building regulations and an understanding of health and safety
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Good understanding of CAD and specialist software packages


Create a positive first impression of the company and deal with all contacts professionally
Manage the relationship with the client and stakeholders
Communicate with all staff efficiently

How you act:

Professional, friendly and honest - builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
Attention to detail - able to deliver clear and accurate information
Team worker - you work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
Service deliverer - you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
Customer focused - you put the customer first
Shows initiative - you come up with ways of improving how we do things
Well organised - you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
Willing to learn - you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
Flexible attitude - you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service