Overall purpose of the role

Our increasing workload from a range of challenging and high profile local, national and international projects has led to the need to expand our Mechanical and Electrical engineering design and consultancy team across the UK. Our current and future workload includes specialist consultancy in infrastructure development services principally for maritime engineering projects including container terminals, bulk and cargo terminals, shipyards and naval bases, linkspans, passenger walkways, lock and dock gates, swing and lift bridges and similar moving structures.

We require an experienced Electrical Engineer to deliver design and consultancy services to existing and new clients. The ideal candidate will have experience in outdoor lighting standards / codes and practices covering external / area lighting and street lighting designs, including power supplies and controls and their interface with electronic security systems.

The role will have significant responsibility and requires extensive communication and coordination with the project design team as well as clients, vendors, contractors and the local authority.

You will be involved in all phases of the projects from feasibility studies, concept designs and throughout all stages of the project development. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly skilled and experienced team, with the added benefit of professional development exposure and support on undertaking continuous professional development training courses and schemes.

Flexibility, dynamism and the willingness to assist with the development of junior staff in our growing team are some of the key qualities which will be required to ensure our M&E group continues to thrive.    

General Responsibilities

The principal roles of the Electrical Engineer are as set out below:

  • Carry out electrical designs and lighting designs at feasibility, preliminary and detailed design stages of the development of infrastructural projects.
  • Carry out electrical and lighting designs according to applicable engineering standards, codes and practices.
  • Carry out design tasks which include the production of drawings, calculations, selection of equipment, specifications, reports and cost estimates associated with electrical and lighting equipment.
  • Carry out electrical installation and lighting surveys, lighting inspections, light level measurements and energy studies.
  • Undertake light impact assessments and associated reporting.
  • Liaise with project directors and other project team members.
  • Liaise with clients, public, local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Plan, co-ordinate, manage, organise and execute work packages and deliverables to meet the project requirements, programme and cost.
  • Carry out site supervision and act as the client representative.
  • Share knowledge and expertise.
  • Be aware of client needs and focus on client satisfaction.
  • Undertake continuous professional development to satisfy the Institute of Engineering and Technology and/or Institution of Lighting Professionals or equivalent professional body.
  • Undertake such duties as to comply with Statutory and Legislative duties such as that required by CDM, Electricity at Work
  • Regulations, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations and PUWER.
  • Maintain ongoing oversight of projects with regards to the production of deliverables to meet the programme deadlines and their financial impact to produce positive result for the RHDHV work scope.
  • Delivery of high quality work to the satisfaction of demanding clients within time and budgetary constraints.
  • Meeting technical challenges arising from a wide variety of project types.
  • Working with colleagues and clients based in other locations, often overseas, with diverse language and cultural backgrounds.

The role will be based in Edinburgh or Liverpool however you will need to be flexible and be prepared to work elsewhere in the UK and overseas for short periods as required.

Other Duties

  • Carry out any duties which your line manager may reasonably request within the broad parameters of your role.

Your profile 

  • Enthusiasm to learn, take on new challenges and deliver high quality work.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach, with focus on delivery.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good personal time management skills.
  • Good client focus and management.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Broad electrical knowledge.
  • BEng (Hons) or MEng in Electrical Engineering (or similar).
  • Membership of Institution of Lighting Professionals and / or Institute of Engineering and Technology (or similar) 
  • Attainment of, or working towards professional registration with the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) at Chartered level (CEng).

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Ports or Maritime
  • Design / Consultancy
  • Construction
  • Petrochemical

Knowledge and practical experience of:

  • Electrical design and applications
  • Lighting design and applications
  • Lighting surveys and reporting
  • LV electrical installations (primarily BS7671)
  • Current BS and IEC standards
  • Application of key EU and UK legislation
  • Experience of AutoCAD

Knowledge and practical experience of one or more of the following design tools:

  • Calculux
  • DIAlux



As Royal HaskoningDHV operate projects with a BIM approach, you are expected to be aware of the UK BIM framework (previously known as BIM Level 2), your role within it and ideally have practical experience.  If this is not the case, you will be expected to undertake the relevant training courses via our Digital Academy within your first 3 months of employment should you be successful.


  • Liverpool, Edinburgh
  • Engineers Specialists
  • Electrical Engineering
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