Project Engineer


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About the job

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Project Engineer Lighting Control based in Long Crendon 


The Role


The successful candidate will be working within the projects team in delivering the lighting control solutions incorporating both static and colour changing lighting schemes to our client site in the various markets, such as corporate headquarters, the retail sector, public spaces, places of worship and exterior lighting schemes. Attending client sites to carry out system commissioning and programming as well as supporting systems integration will be a key task, therefore all pre-site preparation work back at base will be completed in advance and under the guidance and management of the Projects Department. 



The employer is keen to bring new people and ideas into the team; they don’t have a list of mandatory qualifications or skills to be considered for the role. However, some or all of the following would be expected of the candidate:


  • Demonstrate ability for project planning and assist with building lighting control systems according to wiring schematics.
  • Be able to liaise with project site contractors/ electricians and discuss delivery of the project within specific timescales.
  • Be able to carry out off-site preparation of the technical solution including pre-programming and formulation of relevant documentation, paying attention to detail. 
  • Be prepared to work with client requirements and where required, demonstrate the lighting control solution before final delivery.
  • Provide lighting control drawings for site installation contractors.
  • Prepare site documentation such as site attendance/ training forms/ site survey and service reports.
  • Attend client projects to carry out on-site commissioning and programming of lighting control systems and carry out software programming tasks based on clients brief.
  • Ability to write project specific technical operational manuals and carry out end user training as required.


Required Skills & Experience


  • Positive ‘can do’ and friendly attitude, have excellent communication skills and be a team player.
  • Have experience of creative problem-solving to find solutions to technical challenges, as well as being thorough, accurate and highly organised. 
  • Ability to keep and maintain good quality records and follow procedures.
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, confident of taking on independently project responsibilities, being pro-active, and enabling continuous improvement
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • A self-starter who can work without constant supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and work on a number of projects at once.
  • Have some lighting control and/or programming experience. 
  • Have some knowledge of the industry standard lighting control protocols.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Excel and Word, some experience of using AutoCAD, Publisher and/or Visio would be advantageous but not essential.
  • At least 2 years on site experience, especially in the electrical technical sector.


Other Requirements 


  • Travel to client/ projects sites (local, regional, national and international) will be required including attending meetings with clients/ contractors and carrying out on-site work, therefore candidates will need to have a full driving licence. 
  • Training on the specialist lighting control software will be given.
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK without visa restrictions. 
  • As our offices are based on the 1st floor of the building with no lift access, candidates are asked to notify us of any adjustments they may need in order to attend for interviews.


Hours of work: This is a full-time position working basic 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 09.00am - 5.30pm with a half hour unpaid lunch break. However, due to the nature of some client projects being in the retail sector, working hours will include evening and weekend work


Salary: The company is keen to reward the relevant skills and experience an employee shows, therefore they assess and offer a salary once a candidate has been identified as being suitable for the role.


How to Apply


Please apply with an up-to-date CV with a personal statement explaining specifically why you think you should be considered for the job, showing how well your skills, abilities and experience meet our requirements. Give clear examples rather than simply stating that you possess certain skills and abilities or simply outlining all your experiences whether relevant or not. You should include your current remuneration package and salary expectations.




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