Electrical Projects Engineer

Employer
Northern Lighthouse Board
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£36,401 per year rising to £40,046
Closing date
17 Apr 2020
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ELECTRICAL PROJECTS ENGINEER

The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man, established by statute to provide, maintain and inspect marine aids to navigation throughout its waters.

The role will be predominantly based at our HQ at 84 George Street, Edinburgh, with some requirement to visit the lighthouse sites around the coast of Scotland and the Isle of Man as part of project works. The Board has 207 sites, many of which are located offshore and in remote locations, requiring regular maintenance refurbishments and capital upgrades works.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary Projects Team you will work for the Project Leader in surveying sites, preparing reports, producing contract documentation and overseeing site works. Significant demonstrable experience with electrical fixed installations, Autocad drawings (2d) and electrical DC systems is required.

Applicants should be qualified to a minimum of HND or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or a relevant subject.  Project experience would be beneficial but is not essential.

The Northern Lighthouse Board offer excellent opportunities in professional development.

Salary range is from £36,401 per year rising to £40,046 after the first year in post. Benefits package includes career average occupational pension scheme, flexible working and generous leave arrangements.

For further details and an application pack please e-mail: jobs@nlb.org.uk or download an application from our website by clicking APPLY below. 

Closing Date: Friday 17th April 2020

The NLB is an equal opportunities employer.

The Northern Lighthouse Board's principal concern is with safety: the safety of the mariner at sea; the safety of our own people employed in or around some of the world's most dangerous coastlines; and the safety of environment in which we, and those who come after us, must live and work.

The Northern Lighthouse Board has long been at the forefront of navigational technology. The programme to automate all major lighthouses was successfully completed on 31 March 1998. The Board completed the conversion of all its statutory lit buoyage to solar power in 1997. Thereafter, an ongoing programme of modernisation and overhaul will continue well into the 21st Century.

The Board has always prided itself on its efficiency and cost effectiveness. For the future, it aims to provide a reliable, low-maintenance and cost-effective network of Aids to Navigation, backed by a safe, efficient and professional support organisation.

The joint General Lighthouse Authorities' policy is based on the continuing requirement for the foreseeable future for a base-level of traditional visual aids to navigation, in the form of lights, beacons and buoyage, but a decreasing reliance of these "traditional" aids to navigation and an increasing reliance on high-precision radio aids. The Joint GLAs' policy also provides a mechanism for the ongoing review of tasking and policies.

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