Design Manager


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Sector: Energy
Function: Product Design & Development
Contact: Lee Elwell
Phone: 01384 446154
Job Ref: 67885

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Do you have electrical engineering experience, and are you seeking a new job in Bristol? Jonathan Lee Recruitment is helping a high voltage engineering company find a full-time Design Manager, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.

As a Design Manager, you will be given the opportunity to practice and develop a wide range of skills, including specification of HV primary equipment, design of protection and control schemes, reviewing and conducting simulation and modelling studies to demonstrate compliance.

In your first few weeks in this Electrical Design Manager role, you can expect to:

  • Management and support of our team of CAD technicians.
  • Management and support of our team of Electrical Design Engineers.
  • Updating existing and compiling new company design standards and management of design process.
  • Producing standards for technical specifications for primary equipment and protection and control equipment.
  • Select and specify primary equipment and design HV substations from 11 kV to 132 kV.
  • Work closely with the in-house CAD drafting team to generate equipment layouts, cable route drawings, construction, and legal plans for new HV connections.
  • Design secondary control wiring and protection schemes for substations and prepare protection reports.
  • Produce AC/DC schematics for protection, control, and SCADA panels, and liaise with our in-house panel assemblers on the construction of panels.
  • Select HV and LV cables and design cable routes using CYMCAP and Amtech software.
  • Prepare multicore cable schedules.
  • Prepare design packages for DNO contestable works from 11 kV to 132 kV.
  • Produce designs for electrical balance of plant works from 11 kV to 132 kV.
  • Ensure that all designs are designed for safety and are compliant with CDM and Health and Safety regulations, including producing design risk assessments, and effectively communicating risks to project engineers and construction operatives.
  • Manage and review simulation studies for generation connections undertaken by other consultants or carried out in-house, including load flow, reactive power capability, fault level analysis, power quality, and harmonic studies to demonstrate compliance with Engineering Recommendations, the Distribution Code, the Grid Code, and industry standards.
  • Undertake earthing design studies for HV substations using CDEGS software.
  • Attend sites for inspection and design purposes and attend manufacturers factory acceptance tests when required.
  • Be responsible for managing the delivery of designs within agreed timeframes and to a high quality that reflects companies reputation as high voltage specialists.
  • Build relationships with clients, and attend design and project co-ordination meetings with clients, their consultants, and DNO & TNO representatives.
  • Project a professional image to clients and colleagues.

To apply for this Design Manager role, your soft skills, expertise and experience should include:

  • Candidates must have previous experience as an electrical engineer within the electrical contracting or utilities industries. You will possess excellent technical knowledge and be able to apply this in a practical way.
  • 2.1 Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • A higher degree or post graduate qualification in power systems would be an advantage.
  • Have obtained or be working towards professional registration with the IET at IENG / CENG level.
  • The ability to manage multiple design projects and prioritise conflicting project deadlines.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and project engineers, to understand their expectations and justify your design decisions.
  • Strong report writing skills and the ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • The ability to support the continued development of electrical design engineers by providing technical guidance.
  • The ability to successfully manage a team of engineers and provide wider support for the project engineers for technical queries.
  • Must be available to travel on work related business with occasional overnight stays.
  • Must hold a full UK driving license.

If you're looking to impact and create change positively, you'll be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package for your inclusive and committed approach.

Please reach out to our team today to apply for this full-time Design Manager position in Bristol. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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