Lead Electrical Design Engineer - Connections

Climate17 is proud to be working with a leading Independent Connections Provider offering a full turnkey alternative to the host Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) for the design and delivery of electricity connections.

They are currently seeking to hire a Lead Design Engineer to join their fast-growing team.

The Role

  • Undertaking outline designs for tendering purposes.
  • Detailed designs for LV and HV distribution networks for domestic, commercial, and industrial developments up to 33KV.
  • Provide technical support for business development & construction department.
  • Review external design elements.
  • Offer full design support to business development, construction teams and clients.
  • Mentor, coach, and guide trainee engineers.

Further duties within the Lead Design Engineer role will be as follows:

  • Assess enquiries to determine ability to tender.
  • Assess enquiries to determine scope of works.
  • Provide resolutions for projects ensuring compliance with relevant specifications and NERS, GIRS and WIRS requirements.
  • Price tenders.
  • Prepare submission tender documentation.
  • Liaise with adopting asset owner (DNO, IDNO, IGT etc).
  • Being involved with audits to ensure the company maintains their accreditations.


  • Suitable engineering qualification (Degree/HND or equivalent).
  • Ideally Chartered Engineer, minimum Incorporated Engineer.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in Electrical HV/MV/LV Substation Engineering.
  • Experience in designing/planning LV and HV electrical utility infrastructure and substation design.
  • Knowledge of technical specifications of equipment, substations, cables, and plant.
  • Knowledge of DNO/IDNO network construction including a knowledge of G81 documents.
  • Understanding of the current NERS requirements.
  • Understanding of CDM Regulations and N.R.S.W.A.
  • Understanding of ISO09001, ISO14001 & ISO 18000.
  • IT Literate.
  • A team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Client focused bringing new ideas, commitment, and enthusiasm desirable.
  • Experience of multi utilities.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

About us

Climate17 are recruitment specialists across Clean Energy & Environmental markets. Our extensive experience, expert market knowledge and passion for what we do stand us apart.