Electrical Design Engineer - TP141

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer - TP141
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible UK
Salary: Dependant on Experience
REF: 121453
Contact Name: Luke Sanders
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Job Published: about 4 years ago
Our Client recruiting for a TP141 authorised Lead Design Engineer to their growing team to provide Design and Assurance on various National Grid Substation and Cable projects. The successful candidate is expected to be based in one of our offices, ideally in the south. This role offers a candidate who is currently filling a specialised design assurance role, the opportunity to broaden their experience in project delivery and management.


The role entails both leading and approving designs for a range of multi-disciplinary T&D projects under our Client’s National Grid FEED framework as well as other frameworks held with all the major transmission utilities in UK and Ireland. The role involves working closely with the Framework Managers, Chief Engineer and Client Project Managers, Development and Project Engineers.

In addition to other electrical engineer duties, the successful engineer will be required to support and manage a range of multi-disciplinary projects in the T&D sector in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and other geographies where necessary. Responsibilities will include the client interface, preparation of bids and proposals, and then managing the delivery of the projects in accordance with the company's quality, safety and environmental procedures.

Our transmission and distribution sector primarily focus is the design, management  and supervision of electrical power projects in both transmission and distribution, with a primary focus on transmission projects, providing  engineering support to all the major UK and Ireland transmission system operators. The unit also provides electrical engineering services to a wide range of renewables, industrial, property and other development projects requiring a medium or high voltage electrical infrastructure.

This is a great opportunity to develop your career and lead projects and teams. The successful Electrical Engineer will be involved in all aspects of a project from leading a bid and tender through to the delivery of projects.  There is a good opportunity for career advancement for the right person showing drive and innovation.

Transmission and Distribution is a growth area and currently have teams across the UK and Ireland. The successful Engineer and can expect to develop their career as the power division continues to grow, business or man management opportunities are likely to emerge and the successful Engineer will be able to take advantage of these.

Minimum Requirements

The successful Engineer will be required to hold a current TP141 CDAE of TP141 DAE certificate in any of substations, P&C, cables or civil disciplines and is expected to demonstrate an understanding of National Grid policies and design standards and will be supported to ensure TP authorisation is renewed on an ongoing basis. The successful candidate(s) will also be expected to complete certification for the new National Grid TP141 PD role.

  • Current TP 141 certificate in any discipline (except overhead lines)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience of working in the UK transmission and/or distribution sector
  • Experience gained from high voltage projects including all or most of these: feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, modelling, testing and acceptance. Site supervision experience would be an advantage
  • Extensive experience at voltages up to 132kV is essential and experience to at least 400kV is preferred.
  • Experience in any of the following would be an advantage:
  • Providing services as CDMC
  • Regulation of electricity networks
  • Power System Planning   
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • BSc /BEng Electrical Engineering (Hons)
  • Chartered Engineer status or be on route to obtaining Chartered status