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Civils Substation Designer

Competitive (DOE) + company vehicle
Reports to:
Head of Design
Type of position:
Full-time, Permanent

As an independent connections provider, typical project values range from £50,000 to £4 Million and the company specialise in new connections of major residential single and dual fuel, industrial and commercial and renewable projects.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and construction of substation foundations and building layouts from the design stage through to completion.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop cost effective substation designs to DNO, IDNO and client specifications
  • Develop cost effective pressure reduction installation to GT, IGT specifications
  • Design and construction of substation foundations, building layouts and details
  • Build and manage relationships with suppliers, manufacturers and subcontractors
  • Manage team quality, workload, output and report finding to Head of Design
  • Utilise AutoCad and other software packages
  • Gain design approval as part of the design team process
  • Attend meetings
  • Train and support colleagues
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to colleagues
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders


  • Minimum of 3 years proven experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of civils and construction industry
  • Demonstrate high standards of written and verbal communication
  • Show good analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Articulate and numerate
  • Self-motivated with an eye for detail
  • Good communicator with the ability to build relationships
  • Computer literate in AutoCad 2D, MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Work on your own initiative and have the ability to perform well as part of a team


  • Minimum of 3 years proven experience within an ICP
  • Experience in structural analysis and design and/or site construction experience
  •  Electrical knowledge and structural calculations
  • A good level of business, environmental, safety and regulatory awareness
  • Knowledge/experience of SAGE Construct
  • IOSH
  • Current CSCS card

Hours of Work:

9.00 – 5.30pm ½ hour lunch


  • 25 days holiday pus Bank holidays
  • Excellent opportunities to develop a career within a growing company
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • Company car or car allowance

Covering letter guide

Please provide a covering letter explaining why we should consider you as a possible employee, including salary expectations.

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