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Principal Electrical Engineer

Northern Lighthouse Board
£59,901 to £65,242 per annum
Closing date
4 Nov 2022
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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.

Based at the Board’s Headquarters in central Edinburgh (with the option of hybrid working), as Principal Electrical Engineer you will be accountable for technical oversight of all NLB Lights, Buildings, Masts and Berth and Electrical Systems. This includes definition of planned and unplanned maintenance and renewal programmes, Electrical competency and training specifications, monitoring and implementation of relevant new technologies and be the technical approver of design and quality of electrical work. 

You will be a Chartered Electrical Engineer with associated knowledge of current electrical standards and associated legislation and significant electrical system management experience and achievement.  You will have working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, quality and processes.

Salary range is £59,901 to £65,242 per annum.  Benefits package includes career average pension scheme; flexible working; generous leave arrangements and corporate gym membership.

There is also the opportunity to add real value to a professional organisation dedicated to the safety of those at sea, and to the protection of our maritime environment.

For further details and an application pack please download an application from our website

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 4th November 2022

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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