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Electrical Projects Engineer

Northern Lighthouse Board
From £38,694 per year rising to £42,569
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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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.

You will be based at our HQ in central Edinburgh (with the option of hybrid working) and will require to visit the lighthouse sites around the coast of Scotland and the Isle of Man as part of project works. The Board has 208 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.

You 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.

Salary range is from £38,694 per year rising to £42,569 after the first year in post. Benefits package includes career average occupational pension scheme, flexible working and generous leave arrangements. The Northern Lighthouse Board offer excellent opportunities in professional development.

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: Thursday 16th February 2023

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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