Electrical Project Engineer

Water & Utilities
  • UK, East of England, Hertfordshire, St Albans
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client, one of the main civil engineering and infrastructure contractors has a new job opportunity for a Electrical Project Engineer to join their team in St Albans. The Role: As a Project Engineer in the MEICA business, you will leverage your experience in MEICA or industrial installations and practical...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: Today

Managing consultant

Dave Blissett

Quote ref: 513/28540

Quote ref: 513/28540

Job description

Our client, one of the main civil engineering and infrastructure contractors has a new job opportunity for a Electrical Project Engineer to join their team in St Albans.  


The Role:  

As a Project Engineer in the MEICA business, you will leverage your experience in MEICA or industrial installations and practical skills. You will provide detailed technical input to projects, ensuring that all works meet safety and specification standards before implementation. The Project Engineer is dedicated to achieving safety targets and strictly avoiding unsafe practices. You will collaborate with the project construction team to ensure the successful execution of project delivery. By working closely with the Project Manager and team, you will plan and execute project activities to meet requirements safely and cost-effectively, contributing to customer satisfaction and maintaining high-quality standards throughout the process.  


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:  

• Supporting the Project Management team in the delivery of MEICA projects.  

• Production of functional specifications, contractor selection and ensuring that all supporting scope is delivered on time.  

• Provide data to the project Commercial manager / QS in respect to variation orders and site instructions.  

• Manage suppliers of engineering services across all technical disciplines.  

• Liaise with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project.  

• Liaise with clients and their representatives (architects, engineers, and surveyors), including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress.  

• Developing and reviewing tender documents, both for consultants and construction works.  

• Understanding project risks and co-ordinating mitigation activities.  

• Carrying out Technical Assurance checks and audits of contractor activities and outputs through the detail design and construction phases of projects.  

• Assisting in the resolution of engineering issues arising through project delivery and ensure quality control.  

• Manage multiple engineering aspects of projects from inception to completion, ensuring they meet technical and quality standards.  

• Collaborating with project stakeholders, including clients, architects, and contractors, to understand project requirements and objectives.  

• Developing and overseeing project plans, schedules, and budgets, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.  

• Supporting the project team in preparing detailed MEICA & interface engineering drawings, schematics, and technical documentation.  

• Working with the project team by assigning in tasks and providing technical guidance and mentorship.  

• Understanding project risks and co-ordinating the mitigation activities ensuring compliance with safety regulations throughout the project.  

• Coordinating with other engineering disciplines, such as mechanical and civil engineers, to ensure integrated and coordinated project designs.  

• Participating in site visits and inspections to monitor progress, resolve technical issues, and ensure quality control.  

• Troubleshooting with the project team in resolving MEICA related issues that may arise during project execution.  

• Ensuring that projects adhere to codes, standards, and industry best practices.  

• Managing project documentation, including technical reports, change orders, and project records.  

• Providing technical support to clients and addressing their inquiries and concerns.  

• Keeping up to date with advancements in electrical engineering technology and best practices.  

• Preparing and delivering project progress reports and presentations to clients and project stakeholders.


• Excellent communication skills harnessing the ability to effectively work with our client's MEICA team, 3rd parties and our client's MEICA & Civil clients.  

• A team player with the ability to co-ordinate project-related activities with clients’ consultants and 3rd parties.  

• Good organisational skills.  

• Methodical approach with a clear focus on client, customer, and quality.  

• Strong leadership qualities and a natural problem solver.  

• Ability to work well within a team as well as individually.  

• Able to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines.  

• Able to work in a busy environment under pressure.  

• Possess a “can do” attitude and can provide support to other members of the team as required.  

• Methodical, and organised, with excellent attention to detail.  



• Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an Engineering related subject, ideally in the field of Mechanical, Electrical, ICA, Manufacturing or Civil engineering.  

• SMSTS or NEBOSH qualified.  

• Relevant CSCS Card (Either Experienced Technical Supervisor, Supervisory, Professionally Qualified Person, or Manager).  

• Three years + experience in working at Senior Engineer level or higher with more than three direct reports.  

• Familiar with programme management and maintenance.  

• Ability to communicate Internally and externally at all levels.  

• Proficient with IT specifically full Office 365 suite.  

• Knowledge of health and safety legislation regarding safe work practise.  


• CSCS card.  

• 2391-52  

• 1st Aid trained.  

• Significant industrial MEICA, Civil or Engineering background.  

• Understanding the importance of promoting a safety culture on site.  


Desirable Requirements:  

• WIMES Standards familiarisation.  

• Experience of working within the utilities industry especially Water & Wastewater.  

• Strong communication skills – both written and oral.  

• Strong programme and schedule management experience.  

• Strong interpersonal skills.  

• Water & Wastewater Industry background.  

• Working knowledge of Microsoft office package.  

• Commercial and contract experience.  

• Understanding of power project economics.  

• Knowledge of MF1, NEC, IChemE or similar model contracts.  

• Thames Water Safety Passport (desirable).  

• EUSR Water Hygiene card (desirable).  


Personal Attributes:  

Effective organiser and coordinator  

Structured and client-focused thinker  

Innovator and strong leader  

Detail-oriented and team player  

Ability to manage varied workloads and meet deadlines  

Works well under pressure  

Excellent communicator with a proactive attitude

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