Principal Electrical Engineer

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Job Title: Principal Electrical Engineer

Location: City of London (EC4M)

Salary: £55,000 to £85,000

VVB Engineering provide Mechanical and Electrical Installation solutions for a variety of industries, including Rail, Tunnel, Power and Utilities and Construction. We are currently recruiting for Principal Electrical Engineer responsible for the deployment and organisation of the Electrical Engineers. You will advise the business on Engineering legislation and compliance as well as managing all aspects of electrical works. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Manage VVB's safe system of works and Electrical rules in-line with current legislation 
  • Assume the role of lead Engineer in the execution of specific tasks
  • Be the technical lead representative at project and progress meetings within clients 
  • Work in a collaborative approach with internal and external stakeholders on lessons learnt and moving forward
  • Work in conjunction with the bid team, to review proposals and scope documents for tenders 
  • Review and verify design documentation up to 33KV level 
  • Ensure design risk assessment process is complaint with legal and construction parameters
  • Ensure risks, safety, health, environmental and commercial are designed in line with principles
  • Provide engineering solutions to project problems, to satisfy clients expectations, project restrictions and budget constraints 
  • Undertake site visits, report and advise on technical, environmental and H&S issues
  • Liaise with the installation teams to ensure design suitability, work methodologies and provide solutions on installation problems
  • Ensure appropriate certifications and reports are issues for completed electrical works 
  • Support procurement with reviewing the electrical supply chain 
  • Work with procurement to determine product suitability with manufacturers
  • Attend FAT and SAT meetings
  • Mentor Engineering Graduates and Apprentices and support HR with the development of these programmes
  • Review and develop electrical personnel qualifications and competencies 

What we're looking for: 

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within Electrical Engineering 
  • Previous experience within Low to Medium Voltage Electrical Equipment 
  • Previous experience within a M&E contractor and/or design house
  • Previously worked within the infrastructure environment 
  • HNC and/or HND
  • Engineering Council Registration with preference as Chartered 
  • Registered member of either CIBSE or IET or other recognised Engineering Council institutions 
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent 
  • Full UK driver’s license 
  • Proven track record of delivering Mechanical/ Electrical, process design projects within budget and to programme in a design and built environment
  • Knowledge of relevant electrical installations legislations and standards, BIM and design modelling standards
  • Experience and detailed knowledge of SHE requirements, relating to the Electricity at Work Act
  • Ability to instruct and lead teams in producing design deliverables to a high standard
  • Collaborative approach
  • Adept in MS Office packages, including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Strong leadership and people management skills 
  • Flexible approach, with the willing to travel nationally and work unsociable hours 
  • Establish good working relationships at all levels 

If you would like to apply for this role, please click apply below and send us your CV. For more information please contact us on 01268711845 and select the option for HR. Please note that due to the number of applications, if you have not heard from us within 14 days please assume that you have been unsuccessful. 

VVB provides complete project solutions ranging from design, construction, installation, commissioning & maintenance of all M&E systems.

Since forming in 1991, VVB, have arguably become the number one contractor in the UK, for mechanical and electrical works in the construction and installation of tunnels working on many high profile projects in partnership with the main UK and European civil contractors. Though originally beginning life as a specialist in tunnel works VVB now operates in 5 key strategic sectors with experience and a proven track record for successfully delivering projects on time and under budget.

VVB currently operates over 5 key sectors - Rail, Road, Airport, Power & Utilities and Construction 

Contact Us
  • 3rd Floor 25 Watling Street
  • London
  • EC4M 9BR
  • GB
  • 01268 711845
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