Electrical Building Services Design Consultant

Location Durham
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Mark Swindle

Contact email: mark@superior-recruitment.com
Published: about 2 months ago

​​​​​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Electrical Building Services Design Consultant on behalf of our client based in Durham. This is a full time permanent role.

Our client specialises in the design of mechanical and electrical services for construction projects, with a strong focus on sustainable design.

We have an opportunity for an electrical designer to join our building services design consultancy based in Durham or Teesside Office

We see a helpful, proactive, and collaborative approach as fundamentally crucial in ensuring we serve our clients and deliver our mission of being their first choice for building services design.

As our new Electrical Design Consultant, you must be able to demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge and experience to enhance our business. You will be someone who would relish the opportunity to progress within the practice, take ownership of projects and become an important member of the design team.

Key Responsibilities:

Electrical Services Design:

  • Carry out electrical services drawings using industry standard drafting software (AutoCAD, Revit)

  • Carry out electrical calculations using industry standard software (Amtech, Dialux, Relux)

  • Produce electrical services specifications and reports.

  • Co-ordinate designs with other services and construction elements

  • Liaise with specialist designers where required

  • Carry out electrical load assessments and undertake utility enquiries

  • Visit sites and undertake site surveys

  • Attend meetings and carrying out agreed actions

  • Manage queries quickly and professionally.

  • Keep self/others customer focused on delivery & performance

  • Keep up to date with innovative technologies


  • Work as part of project teams to ensure best performance from yourself and other team members

  • Capable of taking instruction from senior engineers

  • Develop and train other team members


  • Ensure correspondence is handled and saved correctly

  • Follow company procedures and processes

  • Ongoing progress analysis on live contracts

Customer and Supplier Relationships:

  • Build and enhance client and customer relationships

  • Enhance company image and reputation

Health, Safety and Environmental Standards:

  • Ensure all health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to.

  • Wear PPE on site to suit H&S requirements.


  • Foster a culture of improving procedures and processes to increase productivity and improve performance.

  • Lead by example in delivering the company’s mission to be viewed by our clients as their first choice for building services design.

  • Understand the company ethos and ensure this is reflected in all activities on a day-to-day basis.


The Electrical Design Consultant is expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:


  • Is passionate about the company and its mission

  • Proactively communicates useful information to others

  • Adapts communication style to match others’ needs

  • Encourages others to share their views, thoughts, and feelings

Customer Service:

  • Builds relationships with customers, gaining their trust

  • Works hard to anticipate, identify and meet customer needs

  • Encourages others to find ways to please customers

Delivery Results:

  • Keeps the team focused on clear priorities

  • Shows energy and determination in driving projects along

  • Acts decisively when faced with urgent issues


  • Adapts positively to change

  • Appears happy and enthusiastic about their work

  • Takes responsibility for and learns from mistakes


  • Introduces new ideas and approaches that improve work performance

  • Keeps own skills and knowledge updated

Motivation & Development:

  • Motivates others according to their own needs/wants

  • Demonstrates commitment to the development of other employees


  • Allocates tasks to best use of available resources

  • Approaches work in an orderly and systematic way

  • Contributes technical knowledge to problem solving


  • Checks own work and corrects prior to senior review

  • Ensures all work is checked prior to issue

  • Gives full attention to company procedures and legal requirements.

Education, Knowledge and Skills:

  • At least 1 year post graduate design experience.

  • B.Eng (Hons) in Building Services or an equivalent electrical engineering degree.

  • Knowledge of industry standard software packages (Microsoft 365, Office, AutoCAD, Trimble Amtech, Dialux, Relux etc.)

  • Knowledge of Autodesk Revit an advantage but training can be given, however a willingness to learn Revit is essential.

  • Experience of design role in electrical design projects up to £5m in value.

  • Knowledge of the equipment and materials common to the electrical services trade and use in compliance with health and safety and environmental guidelines.

  • Knowledge of applicable electrical codes, standards and regulations.

  • Experience of writing specifications for electrical design projects

  • Skills in verbal, written and mathematical communication.

  • Strong customer skills / helpful manner is essential.

General - All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities and working hours from time to time, as needed.

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.