Civil Design Engineer



Salary / Pay

£48,369 – £53,989 per year + 

Full Time

Type of Employment



 Substation Design Engineer, Tipton  –  permanent, £48,369 – £53,989

Our client is a well-established, award winning electrical distribution network operator who are part of the larges electricity transmission and distribution businesses in the UK.  As a national business, they pride themselves on their first class reputation for network reliability and business efficiency, receiving the Government’s Charter Mark scheme accolade every year. You can be proud to join a company who work to ensure everyone can have  clean, affordable energy, well into the future.

An opportunity has arisen for an Substation Design Engineer based in Tipton.

The Engineering Design Team  prepare  electrical, protection/ control, mechanical and civil designs for schemes to construct, extend or modify electricity substations energised at up to 132,000 volts. The team assists network design colleagues with the assessment of substation options and develops selected schemes, from a broad engineering brief into a fully specified build package for delivery via internal and external construction teams.

Main Responsibilities of the Substation Design Engineer

We are seeking to recruit a Design Engineer – Civil/Structural with experience/background within in the following areas:-

  • The detailed design of civil engineering features, primarily substation buildings, foundations, structures, roads and drainage.
  • Preparation of detailed engineering drawings in an AutoCAD environment
  • Preparation of specifications for tender and construction purposes.
  • Discharging the duties of a ‘Designer’ under the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations.
  • Ensuring compliance of civil design output with WPD policy.

Where applicants do not have familiarity with all of the above areas, they would be expected to demonstrate core skills within a civil/structural engineering discipline.

For example the role could be relevant to candidates with a strong civil site & construction experience (with suitable recognised minimum qualification detailed below), or recent Civil Engineering Graduate with a level of post study working experience in a civil/structural capacity.

Candidate Requirements

Candidates should ideally be qualified to a national certificate level or equivalent in an engineering discipline. Ideally applicants should have experience in preparing and manipulating engineering drawings using computer-aided design tools (e.g. AutoCAD). Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence.

Candidates will further be expected to demonstrate customer focus, flexibility, good communication skills and an ability to manage a number of design commissions.

Interested to hear from people with experience with AutoCAD, substation design, construction, architects, creating technical drawings for buildings