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Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Location:Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Closing date:31/01/2020

Patrick Parsons have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to join our forward thinking multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. This role is based in the Newcastle office and reports to the Principal Electrical Engineer. The purpose of this role is to manage projects including allocated resources such as graduates and technicians, to oversee the day to day running of projects, attend project meetings, to be the daily contact for client, contractor and other project consultants, maintain the Project Management Plan and represent Patrick Parsons as part of a  Professional Design Team.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Job/Project Accountabilities 

  • Develop and produce scheme design information as outlined in the Project Management Plan and the design philosophy/brief as agreed with the Project Manager/Principal Engineer.
  • Assemble and ensure all calculations, drawings, correspondence and other project documents are in good order, in compliance with the Business Management systems, processes and procedures.
  • Liaise with internal and external Design Team, Client and Contractors as appropriate
  • Attendance at project and design meetings and site visits.
  • Represents Patrick Parsons at Client and design team meetings.
  • Attend project testing, commissioning of plant and systems.
  • Manage projects from inception through to completion.
  • Develop scheme designs as required by the Directors and Principal engineers.
  • Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.
  • Determine the need for and attend project progress meetings.
  • Respond to design queries during construction phase and attend site meetings.
  • Communicate project’s critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and clients.
  • Actively manage projects.
  • Mentor junior engineers and graduates.
  • Anticipate challenges and project risks and recommend necessary mitigating measures, and where necessary relay to clients.
  • Take an active role in the development of the Building Services Division with a view to expanding its client base.

General Accountabilities:

Financial Performance

  1. Complete timesheets on a daily basis, allocating time correctly against projects and work stages
  2. Input into fee proposals, including resources and programme.
  3. Work within the financial and program constraints and consider financial implications in producing design information
  4. Review project finances on Coretime on a regular basis to monitor the financial performance of the project, report any concerns immediately.


    1. Understand and implement the company’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Patrick Parsons Company Staff Handbook
    2. Understand and implement the company’s Health and Safety policy

Person Specification

  • Bachelors/master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Chartered or working toward Chartered Engineer status with either CIBSE or IET
  • 3 years’ experience post qualification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating confidence and professionalism
  • Impressive client facing skills, experience of presenting to clients
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Solid technical knowledge of Electrical Engineering and general understanding of other building services disciplines and multi-disciplinary design
  • Be willing to provide guidance to graduates and technicians
  • Ability to work on own initiative, but also seek assistance when required
  • Be able to evaluate technical and customer requirements to enable you to provide viable solutions


An excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful applicant which will include;

  • Flexi Time
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Birthday off work!
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace pension
  • Training and development
  • Sponsorship of professional membership

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to


Patrick Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.