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Mission Critical Engineer Associate Director

London, United Kingdom | HDR

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    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
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Job Holders Primary Objectives

Be a motivated, autonomous, self-starter and a good communicator

Be the technical electrical lead for the team

Although this is a senior technical lead role, there is still a large engineering design involvement - this is not a management role


Work with new and existing clients to develop project briefs and agree fees

Work with the team Director to manage project design resources

Work with team Director collaboratively to manage internal and external design resources to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget

Monitor project progress to ensure time spent is in line with agreed fees

Design, manage and supervise projects, establish client brief, technical requirements, scope of works and agree deliverables, i.e. report, specifications and drawings scope

Assist team leader with monitoring engineering/CAD/Revit resource requirement for each project under your control

Carry out electrical engineering role from concept design to completion on site, ensuring projects are undertaken in accordance with design briefs and that completion deadlines are met

Ensure the internal (and external) design team produce co-ordinated designs that are technically compliant, and to a consistent quality and standard

Be one of the ‘go to’ technical electrical engineers for the London mission critical team

Provide positive contribution to design/project meetings. Maintain regular ‘in house’ design reviews

Monitor and control project design progress, including minimising design variations

Maintain excellent client and design team relationships to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business

Assist team leader with identifying and implementing your personal training/CPD requirements

Work with and aid the personal and professional development of junior members of the design team

Undertake staff appraisals for less senior electrical engineers

Help develop improved working practices within the company, including contributing to company standards

Implement and manage QA systems and procedures on all your projects

Implement Company Health and Safety policy e.g. ensure all designs respond to the CDM regulations



Required Experience & Qualifications

Able to write originally scripted specifications (not NBS) and reports using HPF in-house style

Experienced user of industry standard design software (e.g. Amtech, Dialux, Revit, Bluebeam etc) and be able to help develop the skills of junior design team members in this area

Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint

Able to organise and direct the production of CAD/Revit drawings

Experience designing resilient generator, UPS and LV/MV switchgear systems

Experience in data centre design

Experience in internally managing on-going projects with limited supervision

Experience on site monitoring projects, working with contractors and witnessing testing and commissioning activities

Ability to project a positive and professional attitude at all times

Personable and a ‘can do’ attitude

Good presentation and communication skills

Able to establish rapport and good working relationships within the project team and Clients

Able to encourage and support junior engineers to help them get to the next level

Able to work as part as a team collaboratively and co-operatively

Ability to travel abroad (not too frequently), i.e. for factory tests, site surveys etc

Preferred Experience & Qualifications

Experience in the same or similar position

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Experience in internally managing on-going projects with limited supervision 

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