UK Senior Electrical Engineer

Job description

Location: London (Currently working from home, partly (mini 60%) Office based post COVID)

Job Status: Permanent

Sector: Data Centres, Industrial, High Tech, Commercial and Healthcare

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable

We’re experiencing an exciting period of growth and we have opportunities available for a talented and innovative individual to join our fast-growing office at a senior level and looking to take their career on to the next step. Data Centre design experience is essential as is a willingness to travel.

This is an opportunity to be a part of an established and expanding office in London undertaking first class projects. Deerns is a 90-year-old international MEP consultancy involved in mission critical and high technology projects. The London office has been operating since mid-2011 and is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to support the growth of the team and office. 

Key Activities

  • Attend and/or lead client, design team, professional, contractor and site meetings.
  • Develop concept and detailed design of electrical services and associated controls
  • Produce Schematics, specifications, calculations, equipment schedules and reports to meet the required industry and legal standards
  • Coordinate your designs with other disciplines.
  • Maintain a commercial awareness of projects, track hours versus agreed fee's
  • Agree any variations or changes to the design prior to allocating additional hours.
  • Monitor and review the quality of the work produced by graduate electrical engineers or electrical engineers.
  • Monitor and review the quality of the contractor's electrical installations, ensuring they meet the client's requirements and local standards / regulations.
  • Carry out validation reviews of contractor’s designs and specifications
  • Carry out QA/QC inspections on site and produce associated reports
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Autocad, Dialux, Amtech. Revit, SKM or Easypower skills an advantage
  • Attend witness testing activities on site and produce associates reports
  • The role will be primarily office based but will involve some site attendances (UK and International)
  • Be capable of taking the lead on projects with minimal input from management team

Job requirements


  • Degree Qualified
  • Typically 5-7 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Previous mission critical design experience in across the data centre, clean tech or telecoms sectors working for consulting engineers.
  • Previous experience seeing projects through from concept through construction, including commissioning phases.
  • Should be working towards or already a Chartered engineer with IET or CIBSE or equivalent UK body.
  • Willingness to support growth/mentor other team members
  • Ability to work to schedule (tight deadlines) and budgets
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of their team.
  • Ability to carry out problem solving
  • Experience of being technical lead on projects
  • Experience with power systems in Data Centres an advantage
  • Familiarity with UK & EU regulations.
  • UK design experience necessary with deep knowledge of CIBSE, IEC, BS, ISO and EN Standards
  • Very good proactive communicator

This role would be ideally suited to someone who is passionate, versatile, personable and articulate.

At this time, we are unable to offer employment visa sponsorship.