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Principal Electrical Engineer - South East England

Ref: 331 Date Posted: Monday 19 Jun 2023

2020 Recruitment is looking to speak with Senior/Principal Electrical Engineers for our global engineering client based in Hersham on a 12 month initial contract.

Projects range from single train facilities to large megaprojects. The Principal engineer will be required to provide specialist electrical engineering services to one or more projects. Committed to execute projects on schedule and budget (hours/capital) to ensure project profitability is maintained. He/she will also supervise others within their group to ensure the same whilst coordinating with the wider GEMTE team to facilitate efficient and effective project execution. The role involves specifying and purchasing electrical distribution equipment and large motors associated with cryogenic and process gas plants. A small element of travel will also form part of the role.

Role Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager and leading the electrical scope of work on a range of proposals and projects.
  • Coordinating the efforts of the Electrical Designers
  • Providing technical input to the ongoing development of Air Products electrical design standards
  • Liaising with existing suppliers and outsourcing partners, seeking additional partners to add value to AP and customer projects.
  • Defining execution models for electrical engineering scope, monitoring performance and developing improved processes where appropriate based on lessons learnt.

Qualifications and Skills

  •   Minimum of degree level qualification in Electrical Engineering; you should be either a Chartered Engineer or actively pursuing Chartered Engineer status with the appropriate Institute
  • Proven experience in electrical power engineering working in a design function within the process design industry
  • Some experience in a supervisory position with budget responsibility
  • Demonstrated understanding of large motors (induction and synchronous) in the range of 1-10MW; experience with larger motors (10MW up) will be a plus
  • Experience in specification and procurement of low, medium and high voltage Switchgear, Power transformers and Power electronics (LCI's, VSD's and Thyristor Controllers)
  • An ability to work with software packages for analysis of power systems ( e.g. SKM Powertools or ETAP)


Although deemed within IR35, a competitive salary is offered for this position.