Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £42000 - £46000/annum outstanding package, see main text


This is a Principal Electrical Engineer role with a difference; rather than being part of the usual design team, this post is all about post build asset management and improvement while still working within one of the UK's top design consultancies.

You will be based in Leeds within an existing team that has an enviable client base with building owners directly and property portfolio managers; you will be working with people who care as much about the buildings and quality of solutions as you do.

There is travel as you would expect, but it rarely means nights away from home while you are encouraged to use the train so you don't have the hassle of driving while also being able to relax/work while the miles pass below your feet.

The nature of the work includes carrying out asset management/condition surveys, reporting, making recommendations, producing specifications and schemes as well as minor design/design management for schemes up to a few million as part of much larger contracts.

If you have an eye towards career progression beyond Principal Engineer (i.e. to team management roles rather than project/client management ones), you will need to be Chartered, but this is not essential.

It is crucial that you have strong electrical building services knowledge with a thorough understanding of mechanical systems and the building fabric which they are operating within.

Naturally you will need to understand maintenance and refurbishment contracts as well as possibly aspects of building leases such as dilapidations.

The rewards package is substantial; as well as joining a company many people are desperate to be able to work with, you will receive the following:

Private medical scheme
Life Assurance
25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
Employee Assistance Programme
Tax free childcare
Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
Season Ticket Loans
Professional membership subscription

In all, this is the ideal role for you if you are a jaded Senior Electrical Design Engineer or Principal Electrical Design Engineer looking for a different career avenue to explore, or have previously worked in design before joining a contractor and wish to return to the client side of the business.

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