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Electrical Design Engineer

Requisition ID: 51703

Domain: Energy Management/Solar Energy

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

We have a great opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our highly successful Energy business; primarily supporting our solar and renewable energy projects. 

Equans design, install and commission large scale solar PV farms for our clients. Supplying renewable energy from solar power plants enables local communities to reduce costs and reduce their carbon footprint. It also means they can provide off-grid power in remote areas that can be sold back to the grid or used locally at a cheaper price than grid-supplied energy.


Key Activities

  • To undertake engineering options appraisals of existing buildings to establish feasibility for the implementation of electrical retrofit solutions
  • Undertake the preparation of electrical energy models, using a range of standard industry software tools
  • Oversee the development of conceptual designs, design / performance specifications and outline scopes of work, to enable commissioning of detailed design (through external consultancy), design & build contract specifications and specialist consultancy support
  • Calculate and assess impacts to building energy performances, using aforementioned software tools and bespoke modelling tools developed by Equans
  • Coordinate design and development, working with external design consultants, contractors and specialists
  • Assess designs for compliance, feasibility and performance
  • Undertake CAPEX, OPEX and REPEX assessments of engineering options, using internal price benchmarking tools and external tender prices
  • Liaise with clients to establish and develop project briefs, project objectives, constraints and requirements, to aid in the development of engineering options. 
  • To present engineering proposals and business cases. It is expected that these activities will be supported by other members of the engineering team for the short term
  • Assist in establishing and preparing statutory applications, such as planning, building control, electrical connections upgrades / G99 connections and others, working with specialist 

Skills, qualifications, and experience


  • Chartered Electrical Engineer or equivalent degree qualified with degree in building services
  • Significant experience in building services, energy management and ESCO including controls and BMS
  • Highly experienced with energy monitoring and targeting techniques and data analysis
  • Experience in developing and implementing Energy Management Systems (EMS) to ISO 50,001 standard 
  • Experience in carrying out detailed energy audits

We offer an excellent benefits package including:


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Pension
  • Company share scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme (Private GP Appointments, Legal support, Counselling)
  • Access to LinkedIn training


Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network. 

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.