HV Design Engineer

Job Title: HV Design Engineer
Type: Permanent
Team: M&E Services
Salary: Up to £75k dependant on experience
Location: Flexible to include home working, head office working and site visits where required
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 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 systems.


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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Willing to undertake an element of business development / tendering to expand the HV capability of the company

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering or equivalent vocational qualifications
  • Knowledge of the current standards for the HV Electrical systems used in the industry
  • Experience of design of HV distribution systems
  • Incorporated Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IET)
  • Previous experience in an HV Systems role in a design office environment or on site
  • Experience of switching, testing and commission with Authorised Person, Network Rail Level A, B or C or London Underground equivalent status preferable

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