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  • UK, South East, West Sussex
  • from £30,000 to £38,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time, Design
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 5
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Electrical Design , Electrical Engineering
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
  • Languages: English

An Electrical Engineer is required to work of a variety of projects, mainly within the water industry throughout the UK.

We are seeking a degree qualified Electrical Engineer who is well on the way to if not already achieved Chartered status, preferably with the IET.

With this is mind we are seeking an engineer with 5+ years` experience within the water industry .

The work is predominantly water related including non infrastructure and infrastructure related schemes. This includes wastewater treatment and associated pumping as well as water supply, treatment and transfer systems. There is however a degree of building services work including small power, lighting, electrical distribution and security and fire alarm systems.

The successful applicant will join the water and M&E team working for the Lead Engineer within a developed small team environment involved in a wide ranging role which could include (project dependent) design, bid preparation, specification and tender preparation, site asset surveys, energy efficiency green development strategies as well as part time site supervisory roles on both clean and waste water construction sites schemes.

The candidate will note there may be a requirement for some work out of the home base area in remote areas, and as such personal transport is considered a pre-requisite.

The candidate should note that the role will also likely include liaison with site based operational and maintenance staff.

Reporting to the Lead Engineer the successful applicant will be responsible for working within the water team provide a complete mechanical/electrical/civil solution within tight timescales and to tight budgets.

They will be responsible for assisting in the mentorship and support of graduate engineers

There are significant long term opportunities with career progression for the right person.


The successful applicant responsibilities shall potentially include, noting this to be project dependent, the following:-

• Electrical design,

• bid preparation,

• report production,

• specification and tender preparation,

• site asset surveys,

• energy efficiency green development strategies as well as part time site supervisory roles

• liaison with operations and maintenance staff on site,

• be able to ensure compliance with current industry standards and to work with all stake holders to ensure successful outcomes,

• be able to produce clear and concise written documentation for operational staff who undertake ongoing operation and maintenance of plant.


The Individual:

Someone with water sector knowledge and experience, whom is approachable, flexible and keen to work as part of an existing team.

A confident self starter whom can work equally on a wide range of projects to differing specification.

Skills and Experience:


BEng or MEng in Electrical Engineering

The candidate shall be able to demonstrate an understanding of electrical design within the water industry (both wastewater and clean water structure) including an understanding of operation and control functions within MCC panels as well as ICA equipment. The applicant shall be able to carry out electrical design and cable calculations calculations as well as having an understanding of control and automation systems.

Knowledge in HV systems would be beneficial.

The candidate shall require an understanding of Health and Safety, DSEAR and HAZOP requirements, including safety requirements within the water industry.

The applicant shall be able to understand P&IDs and be able to produce single line diagrams for electrical distribution systems as well as have experience in producing electrical specifications. Evidence of this will be required at interview.

Evidence of continual CPD development within the water and electrical sectors are considered essential.

Good communication skills and computer literacy including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft projects are all considered essential and the candidate will be requested to show previous examples of such skills.

The candidate will require the ability to be diverse and flexible in nature to meet the changing roles of the employer dependent upon the demands of the commissions.


An understanding of MCC functionality and design, electrical distribution and power generation is required.

A basic knowledge of Telemetry, remote monitoring and SCADA systems is advantageous as is knowledge of pump control using PID control of VSD`s.

Involvement within CPD activities for both their current and previous employers as well as the IET would be considered favourable.

Any knowledge and understanding of waste water operational requirements, water and waste water process design and MEICA inputs would again be considered advantageous but not essential.

Some experience in the building services sector including HVAC, small power, lighting and security & fire systems.

An understanding and basis experience of a number of differing forms of contract works.

An ability to be diverse and flexible in nature to meet the changing roles of the employer dependent upon the demands of the commissions.

An ability to be able to use Amtech is required and the ability to use a CAD package including AutoCAD would be considered an advantage plus any building services design packages such as Hevacomp, IES or Cymap

  • Quote ref: 2500/16152

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