Electrical Principal Design Engineer


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April 19, 2024
Job Type
£70000 - £75000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Kimberley Black
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Kenton black are currently working with a market leading Mechanical & Electrical Engineering contractor to recruit an Electrical Principal Design Engineer to join their Motherwell office.

Main purpose of the role;
· To provide Electrical system design solutions within time and cost to meet project requirements
· To technically support projects to completion
· To lead the electrical (High Voltage and Low Voltage) capability of the engineering team

As the Electrical Principal Design Engineer your main responsibilities would be;
· Lead the electrical discipline.
· Design electrical distribution systems (LV & HV) to construction detail.
· Create and verify engineering documents (Reports, Plans, Specifications)
· Perform Electrical Calculations (Amtech and either SKM, PSS, ERACS or ETAP) including Cable, Earthing, Transient, Short Circuit, Load flow, Protection & Arc Faults.
· Input to SCADA, instrumentation, control and monitoring specifications and design.
· Review and check manufacturer document / information for electrical compliance with project specifications.
· Provide strong technical support and identify innovative and robust solutions.
· Develop and maintain relationships with relevant technical consultants and suppliers.
· Mentor engineers (direct reports) and develop technical knowledge of the wider team

To be considered for the role you must have the following;
· Clear focus on collaboration and building relationships with other designers and Project teams to deliver cost effective and acceptable design solutions.
· Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and write clearly and succinctly
· Promote innovation and continuous improvement in design.
· Excellent IT Skills are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential. Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material.
· Experience in a broad range of heavy industries such as Petrochemical, Power Generation and Nuclear.
· Must have experience of at least one electrical system calculation software package such as SKM, ERACS, IPSA, PSS or ETAP.
· Ideally Charted Engineer with suitable qualifications such as Honours or Masters degree.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, company car/allowance, Family health care and a company pension.

If interested please contact Kim on 07511177531

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