Lead Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Lead Electrical Engineer
Contract Type: Freelance
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JR66556_1539940343
Contact Name: Joe Raymond
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 19, 2018 10:12

Job Description

Lead Electrical Engineer


Rate: negotiable

Contract: 12 months plus

Job Ref: JR66556

A large, multinational, multi-disciplined consultancy specialising in mission critical projects is searching for an Lead Electrical Engineer to work on hyper scale data centre projects throughout Europe. This is an urgent requirement and the successful Lead Electrical Engineer will be offered a long, 12 month contract which will then roll on.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on some of Europe's largest and most prestigious data centre projects for one of the largest end clients in the world - an international technology company. This is perfect for anyone looking to further their career in the data centre sector working as an Lead Electrical Engineer.

Lead Electrical Engineer Responsibilities and Duties

The job of the Lead Electrical Engineer will involve the following:

  • Being part of a multi-discipline design team covering all aspects of the build, leading the electrical services side
  • Produce engineering designs, calculations and specifications, using appropriate technical software
  • Supervise the production of technical drawings and check output
  • Prepare technical reports in accordance with clients' briefs
  • Attend and participate in (internal and external) project meetings
  • Co-ordinate input from other disciplines and specialisms as required
  • Where appropriate, represent our client as lead engineer at client / project meetings
  • Correspond with external third parties (e.g. clients, contractors, architects and/or manufacturers) regarding information and technical queries
  • Attend client/contractor and stakeholder meetings as well as site visits
  • Delegate work to Technicians and/or Graduate Engineers as required, and provide feedback on completed work
  • Maintain awareness of the performance of projects against agreed project plans and budgets, at a level appropriate to role

Lead Electrical Engineer Requirements

The ideal Lead Electrical Engineer:

  • Must have previous experience working on data centre projects in the last 5 years
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Electrical Engineering or Building Services Engineering. Alternatively equivalent work experience
  • Ideally chartered with IET, CIBSE, etc. or working towards CEng
  • Experience gained working for a UK consultancy or D&B contractor as Lead Electrical Engineer / Senior Electrical Design Engineer
  • Experience with design of UPS, Generators, security systems, fire alarm systems etc.
  • Experience working on high voltage (11kV+) design
  • Knowledge of relevant software packages (Amtech, Dialux, Revit, MS Office, etc.)
  • Experience in client facing position is ideal
  • Ability to head up a team, helping to mentor juniors as well as interact with teams of other disciplines
  • You will need to be based in Birmingham, or willing to lodge

To Apply:

To apply for the position of Lead Electrical Engineer, or to find out what other opportunities we can offer in the data centre construction sector, please call Joe on 01189 522 240 or email a copy of your CV to

Joe on

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