Electrical Project Engineer

Job Location


Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

17 November 2021, 16:00:00

About the job

Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.  We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.

It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success.  We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.

Job Summary

  • This role is within our Infrastructure business unit which is a civil engineering business focusing on small and medium scale works across the UK with expertise in Water, Environmental and Highways collaborative frameworks.

  • Reporting into Project Engineering Manager, you will have overall responsibility for working with our designer (Arcadis) and suppliers to successfully deliver all electrical requirements across a project portfolio whilst working with commercial team to procure all off and on site manufactured electrical requirements.



  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Positively contribute to delivering Thames Water and our “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.   Ensure that all electrical equipment and components are installed in compliance with BS7671. Carry out NICEIC Qualified Supervisor duties

  • Productivity: Work with others to achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust electrical design, manufacture and installation quality management to achieve “right first time”.  Closely monitor the progress of off and onsite activities to ensure delivery against agreed programmes and budgets.

  • Customer Focus: Establish and maintain trusting and effective relationships with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders, delivering excellent customer service throughout project delivery.

  • Responsible for undertaking factory inspections and quality audits and ensuring the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction for all electrical installations.

  • Culture: Fully embrace the Company's and Thames Water’s cultural vision and consistently champion collaborative behaviours and our other core values.

  • Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.

  • Digital Engineering: Work with our designer (Arcadis) and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our off and on site delivery approach.

  • Design Collaboration: Use the BIM model to ensure that electrical designs and installations are fully integrated with the civils and mechanical designs.

  • Engineering Proposals and Design: Technical expertise in the placement and administration of sub-contracts and material orders relating to Electrical equipment. Preparation for, vetting and approval of supplier's proposals and designs in accordance with specified requirements.

  • Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.

  • Supervision: Supervise electrical installation works ensuring health and safety, technical and quality compliance.

  • Effective planning: Develop logical and accurate electrical works programmes and integrate with overall project plan.

  • Reporting: Report on electrical works programme and cost performance and attend project production meetings.

  • Quality assurance: Develop quality assurance plans and maintain quality assurance records in accordance with the Company's and Thames Water’s documented requirement.

  • Outage Management: Work with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders to meticulously plan and successfully deliver outages.

  • Commissioning: Assisting Commissioning Engineers for loop testing and pre-commissioning electrical checks.

  • Handover Plans and Soft Landings: Contribute to the production of operating and maintenance manuals. Provide Thames Water personnel with operating and maintenance training.



  • To work as part of the Production Delivery Team.

  • Directly supervise electrical suppliers throughout delivery.

  • Display a high degree of technical knowledge and have relevant electrical project engineering experience within a manufacturing or construction organisation.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people.

  • Must have an excellent knowledge of control panel design, cable sizing/calculations and instrumentation.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills who can multi-task and consistently meet challenging deadlines.

  • Commercially astute.

  • Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.

  • Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources both off and on site to deliver on time and in full.

  • IT literacy

  • BIM/digital experience


  • ICA skills

  • Minimum HNC qualified in an electrical engineering subject

  • Professional qualification

  • Experience of both pre-production and production electrical project engineering


In return for your valued contribution we offer the following benefits packages:

  • Competitive salary

  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

  • Life Assurance

  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%

  • 2 days volunteering opportunities

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Professional membership fees

  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    Dental Insurance
    Travel insurance
    Bike to work scheme
    Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of black and ethnic individuals in the industry whilst also empowering and educating individuals along the way. We champion the importance of diversity within the industry by directly providing solutions for organisations to create inclusive work environments and attract a diverse workforce. The network is dedicated to delivering solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry from major infrastructure projects, fit-outs, SMEs to specialist professions that support our industry such as tech, law & finance.