Design Engineer – HV/ Electrical Building Services

Job Title:Design Engineer – HV/ Electrical Building Services
Type: Permanent
Team: M&E Services
Salary: Up to £75k dependant on experience
Location:Humber Quays office, Hull
Hours: 40 hours per week


As a Design Engineer you will be working in a design office environment, whilst providing working design solutions for HV/Electrical Building Services Installations in the Industrial and Rail environment. You will be adept with drafting and calculation packages, undertake calculations by hand and have a working knowledge of current standards for HV and principal building services systems.


Whilst all work will be undertaken under the supervision of a senior member of the design team the job holder will be expected to show initiative and self-reliance.

  • Providing effective design solutions using your knowledge of High Voltage distribution switchgear, transformers and cabling
  • Receive the Clients brief/remit, formulate the scope of works and develop the design philosophy
  • Provide ‘best value’ working design solutions to technical problems and ensure the timely delivery of information
  • Use of proprietary software to undertake protection grading studies & HV cable calculations
  • Design of cable routing, cable management systems & Substation / Switchroom layouts and associated builder’s work
  • Undertake earthing studies using software to analyse touch and step potentials in respect of earthing design for substations
  • Design lighting of all areas including platforms, walkways, yard areas, maintenance sheds, servicing pits, warehouses with proficient use of lighting design software packages
  • Conduct site surveys of existing installations, produce condition reports with recommendations, load & capacity assessments

Requirements and Qualifications

Person Specification

  • A self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to lead by example, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure, whilst ensuring deadlines are met
  • An aptitude to assimilate technical knowledge

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of HNC/HND in Electrical Building Services or equivalent vocational qualifications
  • Knowledge of the current standards for the electrical building services systems used in the industry
  • Experience of design of LV & HV distribution systems
  • Incorporated Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. CIBSE)
  • Previous experience in an HV Systems and building services role in a design office environment or on site

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