Senior Electrical Design Engineer (Ref: BDESOSB004)

Job description

Offering comprehensive in-house design, manufacture and installation services; Bridges Electrical Engineers Ltd., is a trusted high performance and multi-disciplined MEICA engineering technology company with an established and long-term client base. Today we work with a broad range of commercial and industrial clients in the water treatment, quarrying, nuclear and waste recycling sectors.

We are looking for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer to join our well established department. We take the family run business culture strongly and the team have a good working relationship. We are looking for a team player who is willing to adapt and is looking for a long term career within design to balance the foundation of this existing design team.



  • To produce single line diagrams, block cable diagrams, cable schedules and hook up drawings (in-house training is available for using our systems)
  • To produce drawings using AutoCAD Electrical (similar software experience would be transferable)
  • Using Trimble / AMTECH calculating systems for cable sizing (in-house training is available in this area)
  • To ensure the integrity of the design through:
    • technical design calculations
    • cost effectiveness
  • To have an understanding of the British Standards and water industry specifications and to work in line with safety regulations (in-house training is available in this area)
  • Occasional visits to site with Survey Engineers on larger scale projects to enhance the design information
  • To work with, support and train new staff and/or apprentices to enable them to be an effective team member
  • Checking and approving drawings
  • Highlighting differences with the design and quotes, capturing cost differences
  • To challenge existing design specifications and processes to find a more streamlined solution
  • Raise awareness of any new process, tool or market trend that you feel would benefit Bridges or our customers
  • To be a team player with the power to help the company grow
  • To maintain tight control of actual hours and costs booked to you projects, highlighting any expected additional costs or hours as soon as possible
  • Gaining client requirements and creating specifications for projects; creating solutions.
  • Working alongside the Project Manager and Design Manager to ensure that the designs of projects are running to client requirements and are compliant with regulations.



      • Design experience within the water industry or a similar transferable industry
      • A background in electrical installation would be advantageous
      • Able to work within a team environment
      • A good attitude towards health and safety and a desire to learn the relevant regulations and requirements
      • Willingness to learn and undertake occupational and Health & Safety training
      • Numeric and reading skills
      • Prepared to take responsibility for self and others
      • Good communication skills
      • Able to work on own initiative
      • Ability to give and take instruction
      • Punctuality and reliability


      RoSPA Gold Medal winner, Bridges - is an excellent company to work for and a great place to develop your career. Our goal is to exceed the very highest standards and ensure our people work in a culture of health, safety and wellbeing. We are a family run business with a friendly and welcoming culture, and are dedicated to helping our employees learn, develop and achieve success - along with us and throughout their careers.

      Bridges also offers an excellent benefits package:

      • Competitive salaries
      • Health cash plan with Healthshield
      • Standard Life Pension Scheme
      • Life Assurance Scheme
      • Employee Discount Scheme
      • Bike 2 Work scheme
      • Training and development opportunities
      • Employee recognition schemes

      Bridges is an equal opportunities employee and is committed to ensuring equality and diversity within the workplace.