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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Posted: 6 Nov 2020 Closes: 5 Jan 2021
East Sussex-Brighton, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5120

About Costain and your project.

As our Senior Electrical Design engineer, you will prepare, develop and check electrical designs to suit contract requirements. Ensure that EICA designs are deployed effectively, economically and in accordance with all appropriate regulations and specifications to allow the company to minimise risks and maximise profits on contracts. The projects will range from 11kV distribution to mA instrument signals. Provide design guidance and support to regional delivery teams. Represent the EICA design department at all levels within the business including client meetings. To provide low cost high quality Engineering Designs to allow the company to minimise risks and maximise sub-programme gain share.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

For more information visit www.costain.com

CMDP is a Joint Venture between Costain and MWHT based on a 50/50 share relationship.

The Joint Venture was initially formed in 2015 to deliver the 5 year (2015 - 2020) AMP6 (Process) Programme in South East England (East Sussex and Kent) for Southern Water. The Delivery Contract was worth £200 million over 5 years.

The success of this partnership means that CMDP have been awarded a follow- up contract of AMP 7, delivering a range of schemes to maintain and improve Southern Water's water supply and wastewater treatment works in the eastern half of its region (Kent & East Sussex).

What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities:
  • Provide design solutions that meet all of the requirements the Sub-Programme Mandates
  • Produce design documents which are cost effective, meet the requirements of the specification and which can be purchased, installed and commissioned effectively. The term 'cost' is to embrace all costs associated with the design and the subsequent construction of the design. To be cost effective the whole out turn cost of the design solution must be considered including design time costs, material costs, erection costs and any impact that the design solution might have on other disciplines
  • Ensure that standard designs and design practices are utilised wherever possible
  • Produce outline electrical, instrumentation and control design on contracts
  • Attend internal design meetings
  • Liaise with other design disciplines
  • Liaise with Network Operating Companies (NOC's)
  • Carryout surveys at site visits
  • Attend design meetings with Clients
  • Review and approve/comment on sub-contractor designs
  • Gain approval of designs from Clients
  • Attend Factory Acceptance Tests at suppliers premises and produce reports
  • Motivate team members by positive attitudes, knowledge, experience and guidance
  • Identify specialist training requirements
  • Ensure the Company Procedures are fully implemented
  • Ensure designs produced and those of sub-contractors meet the requirements of the specification
  • Ensure designs produced and those of sub-contractors are in accordance with all appropriate regulations
  • Champion Electrical design health and Safety
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all staff
  • Implement latest H & S regulations and legislation
  • Reduce waste to a minimum from all departmental activities
  • Ensure designs are within budget and produce the best overall outcome for the business
About you
  • Several years experience in EICA design in water / process industry
  • Working knowledge of industrial electrical distribution systems including 11kV
  • Appreciation of automated control systems based on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and Telemetry
  • Process instrumentation experience
  • Knowledge of Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Knowledge of power distribution systems and associated calculations
  • Electrical Engineering Degree, HND/BTEC
  • Desirable - Chartered Engineer Status or member of a Senior Engineering Institute such as IET and working towards Chartered Engineer status
  • 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations qualification
  • Written contractual communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Computer literate
  • Commercial awareness
  • Administrative skills
  • Financial skills
  • Team building
  • Negotiation
  • Technical report writing skills
Final Statement

We listened to our employees, so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Please note this is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain. For a full role profile, please contact us: careers@costain.com

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.

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