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Full-time Principal / Senior Electrical Design Engineer

at Capita Symonds in Breckland

We are currently seeking a Senior / Principal Electrical Design Professional Engineer to join a growing team of electrical and mechanical engineers based in our Redditch office. Client base includes Health, Education, Commercial and Municipal building types. Currently we will look at contract and permanent applicants.


To undertake engineering services design and consultancy work on behalf of Capita Symonds under the direction of the line manager or project leader.

To undertake calculations, production of drawings, specifications and reports, site surveys, construction stage duties, client liaison, liaison with members of design/construction teams, project management, costing and any other relevant duty required to comply with the project brief.

To undertake an appropriate level of resource management responsibility and control by:
• Ensuring an understanding of project briefs
• Working to time allocations
• Make steps to minimise expenses and non chargeable costs
• Ensuring support services are made available
• Co-operating with other members of the team
• Reviewing progress plus reporting any anomalies and scope of duty revisions to the line manager
• Updating forward plan of workload regularly
• Ensure design intent/commissioning fulfilled during construction stage

To undertake an appropriate level of technical/quality management responsibility and control by:
• Using up to date IT, technical methodology and information sources
• Regularly reviewing computations, information and content of project
• Ensuring all work is completed under the company quality assurance procedures
• Reporting any problems/difficulties during project progression
• Assisting in the maintenance/updating of relevant literature/information sources/contacts
• Contributing to development of working practices to improve team efficiency particularly with reference to the use of IT
• To support and use BIM on relevant projects and undertake the necessary training and CPD to ensure clear understanding of processes and required proficiency
To undertake an appropriate level of financial management responsibility and control by:
• Ensuring projects are kept within time/cost limits as stated at briefing meetings
• Completing time/expense sheets as required

To undertake an appropriate level of business development by:
• Responding to clients within framework of commission
• Assisting in development of new clients or opportunities for the company
• Making a positive contribution on how image and efficiency of the company can be improved
• Acting as an ambassador for the company

To comply with company and local office procedures as stated in Employee Manual and Induction pack.

Essential Experience/Skills:
Electrical engineering degree and Chartered.
Experience in Design and modelling
Sufficient background knowledge to be able to propose and debate alternative solutions to technical and operational problems.
Proven man management skills and communication skills.
A strong working knowledge of electrical design and IT.
Thorough working knowledge of the relevant regulations.

Desired Experience/Skills:
Experience of working closely with Contractors and in a multi-disciplinary environment.
A good understanding of electrical engineering within a construction context, a willingness to learn from others and be proactive in finding solutions that add value

Familiarity with the Dialux and/or Amtech software, and AutoCAD or REVIT packages is desirable

Knowledge of general Process Flow Diagrams / P&ID as well as control philosophy and Functional Design Specification production.

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