Senior Electric Design Engineer

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:Plus bonus
Business Sector:Electrical – Wiring
Job ref:BBBH151303
Post Date:May 29, 2024

Senior Electric Design Engineer

+Permanent opportunity

+£76,229 plus car and bonus

+Hybrid working

Working across an Assets and Connections Portfolio, you will produce and assure high quality electrical designs to an agreed scope. Designs to be delivered to cost, time and quality targets.

All designs must meet clients design and CDM standards. These designs could be for both non-contestable and contestable works.

You will work as part of a diverse team, delivering design technical excellence


  • Produce Electrical Designs that can be constructed in compliance with standards and CDM requirements and assure others designs
  • Deliver designs, which conform to all relevant Codes of Practice and company and industry standards (for all designs relevant to UKPN Sub-stations), with Electrical Design.
  • Contribute to the production of technical, commercial and contractual documents for procurement of engineering products
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, regulations and company procedures.
  • Compliance with design assurance and audit processes
  • Prepare concept and developed design, from specifications and drawings within defined periods.
  • Provide an excellent service to the customer.
  • Work as a Team Player within larger diverse teams
  • Collaborate with the operational teams to guarantee a smooth process from initial enquiry through to final energisation and project closure.
  • Comply with the requirements of the designer / principal designer as determined by the 2015 CDM Regulations
  • Ensure design eliminates any hazards which may give rise to risks; and reduce risks from any remaining hazards (with CDM)
  • Support and mentor other members of the team to enhance their technical knowledge.


  • Electrical engineering background and experience. Knowledge of power system and protection design at 132KV, 33KV, 11KV, and intermediate voltages.
  • Knowledge of design processes and DNO, ENA and International Design Standards including relevant operational aspects to deliver designs
  • Work with external engineering organisations and customers/partners representing UKPN to best effect.
  • Can approve designs in specific area
  • A good safety culture and sound understanding of Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations and their application in this role.
  • Work unsupervised, set and comply with own targets, and identify cost-saving solutions.
  • Good team working skills
  • A good level of business, environmental, safety, financial, and regulatory awareness;
  • A general appreciation of financial reporting systems;
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft desktop applications, in particular: Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint;
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD or Micro station
  • Awareness of current and technological developments in distribution plant and equipment.
  • Broad knowledge of cables and overhead lines
  • Input into construction ideas and techniques, which feed into UK Power Networks Green Action Plan
  • Degree level or equivalent in engineering or science
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards achieving Chartership

You will undertake site visits as part of this role and this will include entry to operational substations where compliance with safety rules and procedures is mandatory.

If you would like to discuss this Senior Electric Design Engineer in more detail, please send your updaed CV to and I will get in touch.