Principal /Senior Electrical Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: ZBC2
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Magenta Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: London & Hybrid
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £65,000 to £75,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Part Hybrid
  • Sector: Building Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Zoe Black
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 02085473399

Job Description

Principal / Senior Electrical Design Engineer


My client is currently seeking a candidate to join our team with extensive experience in delivering residential/mixed-use projects, along with detailed knowledge of low carbon technologies and sustainable design. This position will play a key role in their MEP and Sustainability Team, where the successful candidate will be responsible for managing projects, maintaining quality standards, and mentoring junior team members. Their team prides itself on being trusted client advisors, known for their professional service, enthusiasm, and expertise in the built environment.


They are looking for a conscientious, enthusiastic, and well-organised professional who can provide a positive influence on the team and lead by example. The ideal candidate will be proactive in developing their own and others' knowledge, while also driving standards and quality throughout the team. This role will be based at the London office, with the possibility of providing support to other offices as needed. The hours are 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. for five days per week, and holiday entitlement ranges from 24 to 30 days, depending on years of service.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and deliver a wide range of projects including; residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational.
  • Attend meetings with clients and multidisciplinary design teams as the MEP project lead.
  • Develop and present project design proposals to the project team and client.
  • Undertake project surveys including; site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment and post-occupancy performance evaluations.
  • Prepare high quality information including; technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation.
  • Develop new and repeat business.
  • Maintain regular contact with all Clients.
  • Monitor and review junior staff performance.
  • Continue to improve your own and the team’s technical knowledge.
  • Report resource information to senior group managers.



  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or building services engineering.
  • Proven experience in a similar consultancy role.
  • Extensive experience of delivering residential and mixed-use projects with low carbon technologies.
  • Detailed knowledge of low carbon and sustainable design and London Plan Energy Policy.
  • Hold/working towards membership with relevant industry body (CIBSE, IMechE, IET).


Performance Requirements/Objectives:

  • On a daily basis, provide support and advice to staff, deal with client related issues and provide professional services as required.
  • Each month ensure that project and team progress reports are completed and report to the group Partners.
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism at all times.
  • Mange projects effectively and to the satisfaction of the client and M&E Partners.
  • Maintain high quality project records and information.
  • Manage, maintain and improve the group’s design standards.
  • Attend group meetings.
  • Assist in the performance and development reviews of junior staff.


Training and Development:

The candidate will be expected to maintain all existing qualifications and to extend these as appropriate to their role and have ongoing training in relation to Health and Safety.


The Practice is keen to assist individuals in developing work related professional interests. The Practice takes training seriously, providing practical and financial assistance to all personnel.