Senior Electrical Engineer

Location
Bedford
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
22 Feb 2017
Closes
22 Mar 2017
Ref
RMS0176520
Contact
Abby Holland
Sector
Electronics
Function
Electrical
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
The Role:
JOB PURPOSE:

To provide a professional Electrical Engineering Consultancy service to internal and external clients by delivering, controlling and directing Electrical Engineering projects in a commercial and customer focussed way which achieves programmes, meets performance targets generates a profit for the Commercial Services Department and meets the Councils Corporate Objectives.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:
•Provide Electrical Engineering consultancy services to internal and external clients.
•Development of brief, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Electrical Engineering projects.
•Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and the most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost effective solutions
•Continually monitor, review and modify working practices to ensure that they are carried out in a commercial manner which will contribute to the overall profit target.
•Assist in the programming of projects to ensure completion within budget and to meet programme targets.
•Act as a Project Leader coordinating multi-disciplinary teams as required.
•Respond to changes in workload and changing priorities by carrying out the role in a flexible manner which may include working extended hours, at the beginning and/or end of the day. Additionally, on occasions, out of hours working may be required by agreement.
•Survey, investigate, and prepare reports and feasibility studies together with supporting documents and drawings.
•Prepare estimates, obtain and assess quotations, monitor works, agree interim valuations, contractual claims and final accounts with contractors. Assist in preparing fee bids.
•Assist in the preparation of an annual programme and quarterly financial and performance reports for the Repair & Replacement programme.
•Carry out planned maintenance inspections in respect of electrical installations; prepare reports and estimates for recommended works, based on a 5 year rolling programme.
•Provide maintenance function for Borough Council Street Lighting
•Ensure designs meet current relevant technical standards and statutory documents and are carried out to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and any other Health and Safety legislation.
•Ensure that all documents and drawings prepared are to a high standard, consistent and accurate.
•Keep up to date with current design methods and standards.
•Electricity At Work Regulations – Review periodic inspections, prepare reports and estimates for remedial works.

DECISIONS MADE:
•Determine the most efficient and cost effective solution in the design, specification and procurement of Electrical Engineering projects; solve related problems as and when they occur.
•Prioritise and programme own workload.
•Delegate work to Technicians as required.
•Act as Project Leader as required for multi disciplinary teams, agree programme and monitor progress and costs.
•Make judgements regarding best course of action to solve problems.
•Settle disputes with contractors.
•Prepare risk assessments and solve all issues to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and other Health and Safety regulations.
•Approve works for interim payments throughout projects, re-measure works and agree payments to contractors, agree and settle final accounts.
•Use professional judgement to interpret Legislation and Technical Standards.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
HNC Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
Sound knowledge and experience of current Codes of Practice and other technical documents and Contracts relevant to Electrical Engineering design, maintenance and repair projects.
A sound knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations including CDM.
Experience in the preparation of specifications; drawings, contract documents, and cost estimates for Electrical Engineering works.
Experience of managing contractors.
Must be computer literate and proficient in the production of CAD drawings.
Experience of carrying out condition and measured surveys, and condition reports.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
Degree In Electrical Engineering.
Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience of design in respect of Disabled Discrimination Act
Experience of Street lighting design