Senior Level
Design Engineer - Electrical Building Services
Spencer Group

Salary: Up to £75k DOE

Closing Date: Friday, 14 August 2020

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As a Design Engineer you will be working in a design office environment, whilst providing working design solutions for Electrical Building Services.

You will be adept with drafting and calculation packages, undertake calculations by hand and have a working knowledge of current standards for principal building services systems.


• Whilst all work will be undertaken under the supervision of a senior member of the design team the job holder will be expected to show initiative and self-reliance.
• Receive the Clients brief/remit, formulate the scope of works and develop the design philosophy.
• You will be expected to provide ‘best value’ working design solutions to technical problems and ensure the timely delivery of information.
• You will have a working knowledge of the electronic design packages that are available within the design office, including AutoCAD and Hevacomp, but also be capable of undertaking calculations by hand.
• Knowledge of the current standards is expected for the electrical building services systems used in the industry.
• You will be capable of using AutoCAD 2d to produce detailed design drawings suitable for construction.
• Experience of Building Information Modelling systems such as Aecosim or Revit is preferred but training can be given.
• You will be expected to have a working knowledge of Statutory Regulations and Codes of Practice.
• You will have a working knowledge of the CDM regulations and will be responsible for ensuring that designs are compliant. You will also be required to produce Designers Risk Assessments for projects.
• A working knowledge of low energy technologies and requirements of Building Regulations.
• You will be required to produce specifications for the works.
• Undertake site surveys and compile reports as many projects will be integrated with existing buildings / infrastructure.
• Assess existing utilities for capacity to extend.

Person Specification

• A self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Willingness to lead by example, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Extensive knowledge of current markets conditions.
• Ability to work under pressure, whilst ensuring deadlines are met.
• An aptitude to assimilate technical knowledge.
• A strong work ethic with a desire to succeed.

Qualifications and Experience

• Minimum of HNC/HND in Electrical Building Services or equivalent vocational qualifications
• Incorporated Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. CIBSE)
• Previous experience in a building services role in a design office environment or on site
• Previous experience of Railway Infrastructure projects would be beneficial but not essential

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