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Authorising Engineer - Electrical

  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Joshua Misailidis
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 06 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 393087JMS_1630940761

Authorising Engineer (Permanent)


£50,000 - £55,000

My client, a major contractor, is looking to strengthen their Operations team with a Authorising Engineer to work on their various projects across the water sector. You will be the focal point and set the culture for the organisation's electrical H&S management.

The client is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both as the sole contractor and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances. The business is seeing significant growth and it is an incredibly exciting time to join them.

You will report directly to the Quality and Takeover Lead and the responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the H&S team in matters of electrical safety.

  • Authorising and administration of electrical safety rules. Maintenance of rules in line with legislative, regulatory or industry changes.

  • Providing professional and technical guidance on electrical construction & electrical contracting delivery.

  • Owns, interprets, administers and monitors use of the JV LV Electrical Safety Rules.

  • Ensuring that any amendments to the JV LV Electrical Safety Rules are brought to the attention of, and are understood by, all JV Responsible Persons, and JV Authorised Persons.

  • Interview, train and competence assess potential JV Authorised Persons and subsequent appointment.

  • Undertakes AP audits and annual appraisals.

  • Conducts the audit set out in the Institute of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Code Of Practice for Electrical Safety Management annually or on significant change of the electrical management system

  • Works with procurement staff to assist in the competence vetting of JV supply chain partners.

  • Involvement with key stakeholders for related SSOW's such as Hydraulics and ATEX/DSEAR.

  • Maintaining the identity and importance of the Electrical Safety Rules to the wider business. Electrical safety awareness training for PM's and Construction Managers.

  • Attendance on my clients national Authorising Engineer review panels.

  • Working with our supply chains in areas of quality management and review and comment upon NICEIC and BS7671 model forms of certification.

It is envisaged that the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Registered with a relevant engineering institution as a Chartered Engineer. Incorporated Engineer will be considered based on additional experience.
  • Several Years on-site experience within the Electrical Installation industry.
  • Recent experience of working as an Authorising Engineer or an Electrical Site Supervisor.
  • Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree. HND or HNC in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification will be considered based on additional experience.
  • Good technical background with respect to Low Voltage systems (BS7671) and earthing systems (BS7430)
  • HV awareness.
  • Experienced in verifying safe systems of work
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of UK health and safety legislation and an ability to carry out risk assessments and propose actions for risk control/management
  • IET Wiring Regulation - 18th Edition certification

If you are interested, or know of someone who may be a fit for this position, please feel free to contact Joshua Misailidis via phone at 020 7743 7582 or by email at for a confidential discussion.

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