Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/02/2022 23:59
£33,782 to £37,890 p.a. Grade 11
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Architects / Surveyors / Engineers
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be Meadowfield but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
13 Feb
Further Information

Two posts are available.

The Construction Consultancy Services (CCS) here at Durham County Council deliver professional services across a range of disciplines, our primary aim it to deliver capital build projects and programmes of all sizes, value and complexity that surpass customer expectation.

We manage internal and external design teams and construction partners to ensure projects undertaken and concluded are done so to the highest standards. Our portfolio is comprehensive and includes a rolling programme of circa 160 live projects with an overall portfolio CAPEX of £250M.

The team is responsible for the design and project management of new-build and refurbishment capital construction schemes, ranging from c.£50K to £10m+. Projects include educational buildings, sports and leisure facilities, public infrastructure, administration buildings, heritage projects, social care facilities and a continuous programme of capitalised maintenance condition works.

The role
We are pleased to say that our team is expanding so we are looking to add a Senior Electrical Design Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality, cost effective design and project management expertise across a broad range of schemes so we are looking for robust experience.

This is a key role which will see you input your design expertise and in some cases act as lead bringing projects to successful conclusion.

Collaborative working will be essential so this role will appeal to someone with fantastic interpersonal skills who is able to engage and motivate others to achieve a shared vision.

Working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders you will ensure design work is undertaken effectively, timely and in line with budgetary constraints, you will also act as Principal Designer on certain projects carrying out full CDM responsibilities.

As a senior member of the team, you will be empowered to enable effective decision making to ensure the robust completion of works.

The ability to formulate solutions and then lead on their implementation will be essential so we are looking for an effective communicator who can motivate and support others to identify sound, construction design solutions.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of managing design and construction projects from the Employer’s perspective, from inception to completion, and on through the defects remediation process.

Skills and experience:
This role requires a methodical and organised professional who can work in a pragmatic and design solution focused manner. The specific skills we are looking for include:

• Electrical design knowledge, including production of drawings and specifications
• Project management
• Written and verbal communication
• Analytical and problem solving
• Flexibility
• Collaborative and partnership working
• Use of AutoCAD and REVIT
• A thorough understanding of CDM 2015

Your experience should come with a HNC in a Building Services related subject and preferably, membership or associate of a relevant professional body and working towards full/chartered membership.

If you think this could be the role for you, we would love to hear from you, if however, you feel you’d like to know a little more about the role before you make an application, please contact Tony Rutter at tony.rutter@durham.gov.uk

To learn more about the wider benefits of working for Durham county Council please visit North East Jobs - Durham County Council - Benefits and rewards

It is intended that candidates successful at the short-listing stage will be interviewed via electronic means on Thursday 17th February 2022.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on tel. no. 03000 263154 / 264469 / 264086 / 261600 or email

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Anyone currently listed on the Durham County Council Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team. Please note that in this case, the interview date must be prior to your end date.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.