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Electrical Design Engineer

  • Salary: Up to £35000.00 per annum
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building Services
  • Job reference: BBBH378275_1528216050

Job description

Electrical Design Engineer required for permanent role for growing property development and construction firm. This role will be working as part of an in-house design team. The role will be office based design work and site visits to determine scope of works required for upcoming works. The project scope is mainly in the residential sector, so any recent experience in this sector would be a distinct advantage.

Job Duties will include:

  • Understanding the condition and suitability of Building Services through desktop studies and site visits and determining scope of works required in conjunction with clients and other members of the design team
  • Carrying out design work including calculations, reports, equipment schedules and specifications and input to electrical building services engineering drawing packages including the following systems:
    • Electrical utility supplies
    • General LV power circuits
    • Lighting and Emergency Lighting
    • Fire Alarm Installations & Fire Suppression systems
    • TV & Phone Installations
    • Door Access Control/intruder/nurse call & CCTV systems
  • Ensuring compliance with Building Control and Planning Conditions
  • Liaison with other disciplines, external design consultants and contractors as required throughout project
  • Working with project managers and in conjunction with external and internal contractors and site operatives during concept, pre-construction and project delivery phases for handling site queries and research and development of project technical solutions
  • Liaison with equipment suppliers and development of supply chain for system procurement
  • Input to designer's Health and Safety and CDM duties
  • Skills/Qualifications:
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge/qualifications in Electrical Building Services Engineering design - LV power, lighting, fire alarm/suppression, data/comms, access control, nurse call/CCTV
  • Experience of Amtech and Dialux/Relux software would be beneficial
  • Experience of site works including electrical condition surveys and snagging/inspection during construction works, experience of commissioning witnessing
  • Experience in specification writing (NBS or NES type) would be beneficial
  • Experience of daylight modelling/lighting design simulation would not be essential but may be beneficial
  • Experience of EPC software/thermal modelling would not be essential but may be of benefit
  • Autodesk CAD and Microsoft Office packages
  • Knowledge and application of Building Regulations and appropriate British Standards (Wiring Regulations, BS5839 etc)
  • Knowledge of RIBA Plan of Work/BSRIA Building Services Design Framework process
  • Ability to manage workload of multiple projects and prioritise workload
  • Working as part of a team or autonomously
  • Writing and verbal communications
  • Analysing and problem solving
  • Membership of professional engineering institution (CIBSE/IET) - preferred but not essential. We will support candidates looking to progress to CEng/IEng or EngTech level

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