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Job Ref:  204749058
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Berkshire
City:  Reading
Post Code:  RG2
Salary:  £35000 - £54000/annum Excellent Company Benefits
07/10/2016 04:23
Design Project Manager - Reading - £35k - £54k (DOE) + Pension + 25 days holiday + Share Scheme + Great Company Benefits + Career Development Opportunities

The Company

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a FTSE 100 business which is one of the UKs fastest growing and largest energy companies. My client is a multi billion pound turnover distribution network operator tasked with the essential maintenance and improvement of a crucial area of the UKs power distribution grid. With over 20,000 employees operating out of 150 locations this business has a truly national footprint.


The successful candidate will manage the design and preconstruction stage of substation build or refit, OHL or cabling projects between 11kV and 132kV voltages ranging between £500k and £30mil + in value. They will lead a team of up to ten multidisciplinary engineers including civil, protection and CAD specialists. Pulling together different design disciplines the successful candidate will be responsible for the detailed design of the project and setting/ planning construction phases. In addition to all this they will also have input into costing the job and evaluating subcontractor tenders.


Managing a multi-disciplinary team to design substation build/ refit, underground cabling or OHL projects.

Providing technical leadership to the design team and assisting with detailed primary systems design

Pulling together different design disciplines to achieve the overall best holistic design for the project.

Helping to plan the construction phases of the project.

Cost projects.

Evaluate subcontractor tenders

Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to resolve technical and commercial issues.


A degree or HNC in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline, with modules in Power Distribution

Professional electrical engineering experience

Primary Systems design experience for Power T&D

A sound understanding of distribution networks gained within an ICP, IDNO, DNO or contractor background.

Solid organisational awareness and ability

Ability to work effectively within a team, with good communication skills and a collaborative ethic

Customer service orientated

Analytical thinker


Circa £35k - £54k (DOE)


Share Scheme

Great company benefits

Company Car/ Car allowance

Key skills/Other job titles - 11kV, 33kV, 66kV, 132kV, Substation, IDNO, ICP, Electrical Designer, Design Engineer, Design project management

Location - Reading, South East

If you are interested in this position or would like to know more, please forward your CV or contact us in the following ways:

Josh Whiting on (Apply online only) or

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