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Lead Electrical Design Engineer

Lead Electrical Design Engineer (LD3322DL) Ulverston, England

Salary: GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum + Holiday, Health Cover, Hybrid/Remote


Our client are a highly experienced manufacturer who boast over 50 years experience in the design, manufacture, test, install, commissioning and maintenance of high-voltage sub-station protection and control equipment.

Job Summary:

The Lead Design Engineer is responsible for the technical management of customer orders within a project team. The ability to communicate with customers and internal stakeholders is essential. In addition, co-ordination of engineering resources to ensure completion of the most economical technical solution in a timely manner is crucial.


  • Technical management of projects in line with client expectations, procedures and programmed timescales.
  • Overall responsibility for all technical matters for each project within the project team.
  • Communication of technical information to all internal and external stakeholders.


  • Participating in the tender to project team handover meetings, where appropriate.
  • Participating in both internal and external meetings, such as project kick-off’s and project reviews.
  • Project lead from a technical viewpoint, for individual team projects. Including the monitoring and direction of Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers and other engineering resource for those specific contracts.
  • Conduct site surveys (where appropriate) at Customer sites respecting all relevant Health and Safety rules.
  • Help in maintaining or improving the project budget by use of “standard” parts and designs to minimise material and labour cost.
  • Lead the “design review” team meeting on all new projects to identify previous similar projects to work from, identify missing information from the customer and collect technical queries from the team.
    • Work within any procedures, guidelines or specifications set by the customer, any relevant electricity supply industry, and / or any relevant International organisation / standards to produce and issue any drawings deemed necessary to allow review by the client and subsequent comment / approval of the required system design.

     This could include [depending on contractual scope of supply] but is not limited to:

    • Circuit diagrams
    • Logic diagrams
    • Single line diagrams
    • Cable drawings/ schedules
    • Interface drawings
    • Equipment schedules

Relevant Skills:

  • Experience in technical management of projects
  • Produce electrical drawings
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work to deadlines
  • Motivator of others
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Excellent stake holder management
  • People manager

Desirable Experience:

The following experience would be an advantage but not essential:

Experience working in a manufacturing / utilities environment

Factory acceptance testing experience

Commercial experience


ESSENTIAL: HNC in Engineering - Electrical

DESIRABLE: HND in Engineering - Electrical