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Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Services)

BAE Systems
Lancashire, Preston, England
Closing date
2 Feb 2021
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Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Services)

Would you like to an exciting opportunity working within a multi-disciplinary team? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Services) at our site in Preston.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Services), you will be working mainly within the defence sector, working with clients and stakeholders to turn requirements into concept and developed designs, you will be liaising with our customers and contractors, reviewing third party design and construction drawings and material specifications, executing technical site surveys and writing reports.

The role is based in our Preston, Portway House Offices and will involve travel to other UK sites, with occasional overnight stays in the UK and potentially short overseas site visits, as required by the business

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Services) will involve:

Reporting to the Real Estate Solutions Programmes Principal Electrical Engineer and operate under his direction

Interpret customer technical requirements and develop them into concept / developed design documents including detailed drawings

Carrying out site surveys, condition surveys of existing buildings and write up survey reports

Carrying out technical review of contractor's design drawings and documents for accuracy and compliance with requirements and specification

Working with the Project Management function on various projects to provide electrical input and support to projects as required

Managing own workload under minimal supervision to meet project deadlines

Attending engineering and project meetings, input electrical support and manage actions arising

Contributing to the Engineering Lifecycle (ELC) process, Risk Management, Safety, Health & the Environment (SHE), Product Safety and wider project issues as directed

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential Skills:

Demonstrable post-graduate work experience within the construction industry

Experienced in the design and specification of electrical building services systems, including LV power distribution, lighting & emergency lighting, fire alarms, cable containment systems and the ability to produce technical construction drawings and details

Good level of general IT computer skills including MS Word, Excel etc

Chartered Engineer ECUK Status or actively working towards

Degree / HND or HNC Qualified in an Electrical or Building Services discipline or equivalent

Desirable Skills:

Capability in the use of AutoCAD and/or Revit 2019 BIM Level 2

Previous experience of working in the defence sector on UK MOD or KSA RSAF sites

NEBOSH or other industry recognised safety qualification

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to manage your own workload with minimal supervision, you will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of the team. You will be comfortable dealing with other functions such as Project Management and Commercial.

Location: Preston Portway

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Shared Services

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Shared Services team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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