Building Services Electrical Engineer

Building Services Electrical Engineer

Joining our practice will open a door full of opportunities, where our people are nurtured and empowered to build their own adventure. We believe in your future growth and development.

We aspire to be industry leaders with a focus on having a positive impact on everything we touch. We work in partnership and collaboration with many clients to deliver major sustainable projects within the UK.

There is an opportunity for a Building Services Electrical Engineer with experience working in a design consultancy and/or experience of working within a contractor design environment. They shall be responsible for the development and production of outline and detailed design deliverables on combined Mechanical/Electrical/Public Health schemes within the building environment.

Job Summary

The successful applicant shall be experienced in Electrical Building Services Engineering dealing with national projects from our Solihull based office. The ideal candidate shall reside in Birmingham or surrounding areas and have a proven track record of delivering electrical projects to the level applied for in the following sectors: healthcare, education, care homes, industrial, retail, commercial, and other public service organisations.

What you will be doing day to day

  • Establishing client brief either through reference to their specification documents or more likely through visiting sites with their nominated personnel and developing the brief in line with their specific aspirations
  • Working with other Engineers, Associates and where applicable the Project Director to ensure scheme designs are value engineered and adhere to client specifications whilst retaining appropriate levels of operational security and full compliance with all relevant legislation
  • Prepare and review detailed engineering calculations and solutions from inception to completion of schemes utilising our design partners, individual knowledge, site installation and construction personnel
  • Closely coordinate design production between our inhouse design teams, external design companies and the supply chain
  • Liaison with client engineering staff or where applicable their design consultants to ensure designs are approved in accordance with the timescales stipulated within the contract
  • Attend internal and external design reviews and where applicable progress meetings alongside other Engineers and on the schemes
  • Promote innovation and challenge parties involved to ensure cost effectiveness in all design activities
  • Mentor and guide developing engineers within a team (dependant on level applied for)

Candidate experience

  • An industry applicable HND, HNC, ONC level or equivalent in Electrical Building Services (dependant on application level applied for)
  • Ability to work independently (dependant on level applied for)  
  • Commercial and contractual awareness
  • Working from RIBA stages 0 to 7 (full detailed design)
  • Financial control of project budgets including budget costs and pre-tender estimates
  • Calculations/design compliance
  • Lighting design/calculations
  • Cable sizing design/calculations
  • Switchgear design and selectivity/calculations
  • Fire alarm design/calculations
  • Wiring containment design and calculations
  • Good understanding and working knowledge with CIBSE, British standards and (HTM preferred) guidelines
  • Undertaking site surveys for tender purposes through to project completion and snagging exercises
  • Good understanding and literacy in Amtech, Relux and/or DIAlux lighting and Microsoft packages
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills including the ability to liaise and advise staff at all levels
  • Can deliver high quality work with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and meet short deadlines
  • Have a UK full driving licence

The personnel attributes we are looking for in a candidate

  • Desire to understand and promote the company vision, values, and culture
  • Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required
  • Well organised, structured, and professional, with a passion for excellence and a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines
  • Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service
  • Experience in a fast paced, national, and multi-site business
  • Good communication skills (email/phone/face to face)

What we can offer you

  • Independence with your own projects (dependant on level applied for)
  • Industry Competitive Salary
  • Car allowance (dependant on level applied for)
  • 21 days holiday, plus statutory bank holidays. Increases after one year served by one extra day per year to a maximum of 25, plus day off for your birthday and 3 days Christmas shutdown
  • Free Parking
  • Professional Membership Contribution
  • Hybrid working option
  • Company pension contribution
  • Quarterly staff appraisals/CPD Reviews

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to