Electrical Design Engineer

eSmart Networks
May 13, 2021
Essex, United Kingdom
Job Type


eSmart Networks is the leading provider of infrastructure for electric vehicle charging, renewable grid connections and large industrial connection throughout the UK. As part of Nexus Infrastructure plc, a provider of essential infrastructure services, eSmart Networks was created in 2017 to being together the groups existing high quality expertise and skill around electricity grid connections (as an Independent Connections Provider), electricity infrastructure and civil engineering to create a company focused on the EV, renewables and large industrial connections.

The Role:
The design engineer role will appoint to our head of design and will play an integral role supporting the tendering team through early design advice, completing detailed design work for electricity infrastructure projects from LV up to 132kV. From budget design to operational handover, electrical design engineers ensure that designs are technically and commercially compliant and delivered within agreed timescales. This emerging market space is well suited for design engineers wanting to further develop their existing skills in designing the infrastructure to these new technological advances, support for professional registration is available and actively supported.

Responsibilities & Duties:
The main responsibilities of the role are:
• Preparation of compliant and high-quality electrical designs for ICP connections
• Preparation of Design Risk Assessments
• Carrying out cable capacity calculations, load flow studies, protection studies and earthing studies
• Ensure designs are compliant with legislation, industry and adopting utility specifications and all HSEQ requirements.
• Delivering and reviewing electricity infrastructure designs, from budget mark-up to successful delivery
• Ensuring designs are technically and commercially compliant and delivered within agreed timescales
• Offer full design support to clients and our internal teams
• Liaise with project managers and delivery teams ensuring open and thorough communication channels.
• Obtain relevant IDNO and DNO approvals
• Provide excellent service our customers
• Liaise and problem solve with other engineering disciplines
• Be main point of contact for DNO/IDNO discussions

The Person:
eSmart Networks provides a highly technical and competent problem-solving service to our customers, so we are looking for outstanding individuals who want an opportunity to grow and develop.

Skills & Knowledge:
• Detailed knowledge of UK T&D industry
• Strong knowledge of DNO and IDNO technical requirements, including G81 standards
• Strong technical knowledge and ability
• PV/generation technical knowledge an advantage
• Understanding of responsibilities under CDM regulations
• Knowledge of IET codes of practice an advantage (Electric Vehicles, PV systems, Electrical Storage)
• Strong AutoCAD skills an advantage
• Knowledge of BS 7671 18th edition an advantage
• Strong working knowledge of relevant ENA Engineering Recommendations (G99, G100, P28, P29 etc)
• Knowledge of power system software
• Strong general IT skills
• Strong stakeholder management skills
• Effective communicator
• Self-starter and able to work independently
• Highly organised with attention to detail

Experience & Qualifications:
• Degree qualified in Electrical Power Systems/Electrical Engineering
• Experience in design and planning of DNO/IDNO networks
• Experience in the grid connection application process
• Professional registration an advantage (IEng or CEng)
• Track record in similar role
• Experience within a DNO or Power Systems Consultancy and advantage
• Good relationships with DNOs, IDNOs and Power System Consultancies

Location within the UK is flexible.

Nexus Infrastructure plc and its subsidiaries, Tamdown, TriConnex and eSmart networks is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity and promote equality across all of our businesses. We welcome applications from all sections of society and are always happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application. The terminology used in this advert is not intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010.

By submitting your application for this position, you are authorising for your personal information to be treated in accordance with GDPR. All information submitted to us in relation to your application will be stored confidentially and will only be used in accordance with the Nexus Infrastructure Privacy Policy.


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