Senior Electrical design engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom


What is the purpose of this role?


To assist the CRE with the management of designs for projects. To provide mentorship to junior design engineers. To supervise and check electrical and lighting designs.

What makes this role unique?


Taking responsibility for checking electrical power designs on a project.

What will this role involve?

  • Planning surveys and leading site survey teams
  • Demonstrating a sound understanding of the design process
  • Ability to undertake design work for electrical and lighting installations
  • Undertaking CDM/risk analyses
  • Checking designs to ensure all contractual requirements have been satisfied to a level that complies with Network Rail, British and European Standards
  • Keeping up to date with current Network Rail, British and European Standards
  • Managing the Electrical Power design for small projects
  • Effective communication with the client including representing Amey Electrical Power design at client meetings for small projects
  • Effective communication with other design/construction disciplines and sub-contractors
  • Undertaking low complexity design cost estimates
  • Developing and mentoring junior staff
  • Deputising for the CRE when required

The work is office based but will include a considerable amount of site survey work. This will include carrying out site surveys for electrical and lighting purposes and undertaking night time inspections. This survey work may include overnight stays.

What are we looking for?

  • BEng/BSc or HNC in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Holding or working towards professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the IET
  • Full UK driving licence
  • 17th Edition of IET Wiring Regulations
  • Excellent level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Highly proficient in the use of the English language (both written and spoken)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Network Rail, British and European electrical and lighting Standards
  • Good understanding of systems engineering including the Verification & Validation and SRAM processes
  • Good understanding of CDM and CSM processes with good skills for managing hazards and risks
  • Good understanding of project management processes and structures
  • Demonstrates excellent commercial awareness
  • Preferably five years postgraduate experience in railway electrical power design (e.g. signalling power, points heating, lighting and building services, etc.)
  • An ability to identify innovative solutions to problems, with an interest in the application and promotion of energy reduction techniques
  • Good organisational and leadership skills
  • Some experience with leading teams during site surveys
  • Uses clear communication lines within the electrical design team
  • Self-motivated and pro-active in terms of checking and supervising design production

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