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  • UK, Wales, South Glamorgan, Cardiff
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time

Our client is a major design, engineering and project management consultancy who has been rapidly growing within various sectors and who is looking for multiple experienced professionals to join them on permanent basis. This role is for a Electrical / Senior Electrical Engineer located in Cardiff.  


Job Description:  


This opportunity will involve working as part of a national practice of Building Design professionals delivering engineering design solutions to clients across the UK. This role will encompass a multi-sector experience, but expertise from working within the Commercial, Residential, Education or Rail sectors would be a benefit.  


The opportunity will require candidates to be client-facing as well as being involved in the day-to-day design of projects. It is an exciting opportunity for a design engineer to further develop their career within a leading building design consultancy.  


Our client's focus is on developing their staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities. This role will allow development of existing technical skills as well as providing potential to expand digital skills and project management.  


Energy and Carbon are an essential aspect of this position and with the rise in importance of decarbonising the built environment, improving air quality and implementing energy efficient design solutions, their team is expanding to deliver sustainable solutions for their growing portfolio of satisfied clients. Their Practice is committed to developing their ways of working using emerging Digital Technology and the global reach offered by an organisation of the size and capability. The ideal individual will bring strong technical skills to the role, as well as an enquiring mind able to contribute to the growth of their digital practice, and the potential to lead and manage large and diverse delivery teams, locally and remotely.  


Responsibilities include:  

- Ensuring an understanding of project briefs.  

- Design and specification of all Electrical Building Services systems - power, earthing, lighting, life safety, telecoms, security, access control, lifts, lightning protection etc.  

- Carry out the production of detailed calculations using industry standard software tools including Excel, Amtech, Dialux/Relux, in-house developed tools, etc.  

- Preparing technical specifications using NBS.  

- Work in partnership with international Global Technology Centre (GTC) to add value to building services projects where appropriate.  

- Collaborate with the BIM team to prepare models and drawings, with a working understanding of Autodesk Revit – note experience of Microstation (& AECOsim) could be beneficial.  

- Representing the business at meetings with clients and contractors.  

- Site surveys, inspections and monitor site works.  

- Report and technical note writing.  

- Maintaining complete records and archives to company standards.  

- Adherence to all quality, environmental & governance processes.  

- Managing own workload, updating forward plan of workload regularly and working to time allocations.  

- Managing elements of project delivery and an understanding of budget costings.  

- Reviewing progress, including reporting any anomalies and changes of scope to the project lead.  

- Assist with technical development of junior staff.


- Degree qualified, or equivalent qualification, in Building Services Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related subjects.  

- Chartered Engineer (or working towards CEng) with CIBSE or IET.  

- Good level of computer literacy in a range of digital tools including Amtech/Prodesign, Dialux/Relux, NBS and Microsoft packages. Any HV tools will also be beneficial.  

- Aware of energy reduction methods and approaches to decarbonising new and existing buildings.  

- Some knowledge of energy and carbon related data capture and analytics. Awareness of the principles of building physics such as passive design solutions and fabric first approaches.  

- Some awareness of designing for measurement and verification, including experience of commissioning and post installation evaluation of performance.  

- Experience of working in a design consultancy and/or some experience of working within a contractor design environment is beneficial.  

- Good knowledge of appropriate technical standards.  

- Able to take charge of personal project deliverables, make decisions on developing the discipline design elements, act on own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.  

- Good report writing skills, experience of making presentations to and attending meetings with clients will be useful.  

- Comfortable working within time and cost budgets as agreed at project briefing meetings.  

- Undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties as required by the management team from time to time, in order to maintain flexibility in the organisation.

  • Quote ref: 1061/93356

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