Principal Electrical Engineer - East Grinstead


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Principal Electrical Engineer

East Grinstead

£Negotiable + bens

Vacancy Description:

Capita are currently looking to appoint a Principal Electrical Engineer who shall be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across our Real Estate and Infrastructure division.

Essential Experience/Skills:

  • BEng or MEng in Electrical Engineering and has achieved Chartered status, preferably with the IET.

  • Able to carry out electrical design including single line diagrams, Motor Control Centers, cable and load schedules.

  • Have an understanding knowledge of P&IDs as well as PLCs plus have experience in producing technical documents such as electrical specifications, general, outline and detained system design drawings.


    Following years of continued success and growth in Capita's Water and Environment team, we are expanding our teams across all levels to support our delivery of a variety of projects in the Water and M&E division. Our key clients include the National Grid, Saur, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, as well as leading civil contractors such as Ban Nuttall, Costain and Murphy's.

    The Capita infrastructure division delivers projects in the UK and across the globe. We have successfully delivered many high-profile projects including National Grids London Power Tunnels, Dalmuir Wastewater Treatment Works in Scotland and the £400M Shatin-Central Link Cross-Harbour Tunnels in Hong Kong. Our pipeline of opportunities includes some of the most exciting major infrastructure projects in Europe, including HS2 Phases 1 and 2 and London Power Tunnels Phase 2.

    This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our expansion process and to help Capita maintain and grow our position as a leading supplier of engineering and environmental services.

    The Role & Responsibilities

    We are seeking a degree qualified Electrical Engineer who is keen to join a dynamic and flexible team to deliver a variety of projects from water, tunnelling and rail. With this in mind, we are seeking an engineer with over 5 years' experience. The work is predominantly water-related including non-infrastructure and infrastructure related schemes. This includes wastewater treatment and associated pumping as well as water supply, treatment, and transfer systems. There is, however, a degree of building services work including HVAC, potable water systems, and fire suppression related projects that will also require input from time to time.

    The successful applicant will join the water and M&E team working for the Director of the Water and M&E Division within a developed small team environment involved in a wide-ranging role which could include (project dependent) design, bid preparation, specification and tender preparation, site asset surveys, energy efficiency green development strategies as well as part-time site supervisory roles on both clean and waste water construction sites schemes. The candidate will note there may be a requirement for some work out of the home base area in remote areas, and as such personal transport is considered a pre-requisite.

    The candidate would be responsible for the development and governance of the junior electrical engineers. This includes developing their knowledge of electrical design as well as their personal competencies which go towards them achieving Chartered Status.

    The candidate will note that the role will also likely include liaison with site-based operational and maintenance staff. Reporting to the Director, the successful applicant will be responsible for working within the team to provide a complete mechanical/electrical/civil solution within tight timescales and to tight budgets. There are significant long-term opportunities for career progression.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Electrical design

  • Governance of junior engineers

  • Bid preparation

  • Report production

  • Specification and tender preparation

  • Site asset surveys

  • Energy efficiency green development strategies as well as part-time site supervisory role

  • Liaison with operations and maintenance staff on site

  • Be able to ensure compliance with current industry standards and to work with all stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes

  • Be able to produce clear and concise written documentation for operational staff who undertake ongoing operation and maintenance of plant

    Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with management and staff at all levels

  • A self-starter who can motivate themselves and others

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Have an outgoing, confident and friendly manner

  • Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure

    We are the specialist real estate and infrastructure business of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of integrated professional support service solutions.

    With 4,000 staff across the UK we work with our clients to transform and modernise their businesses, combining our experience in the built environment, infrastructure and real estate with ICT, business process re-engineering and outsourcing solutions to reduce costs and enhance services. Our clients include both central and local government, as well as property developers, investors, occupiers, contractors and a range of other commercial organisations.

    What's in it for you?

    At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 25 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

    What we hope you will do next

    Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now.

    Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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