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Senior Electrical Engineer


Cardiff, United Kingdom

About Arup

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects both large and small scale in the built environment and across industry. With 90 offices in 35 countries our 12,000 staff offer a broad range of professional services and through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

Clients trust Arup’s people to question a vision as well as help to realise it. Arup’s commitment to a sustainable approach to its projects is both enshrined in a formal sustainability policy and embraced personally by the individuals that together make up the firm.

Why work at Arup?

• A place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible.
• We are trust-owned – you will own shares in Arup and therefore have an invested interest in its success.
• To have fun! And be part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture.
• Develop your career in the UK or Abroad through international assignments.
• Continued training and development is key to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.

Senior Electrical Engineer, Cardiff

The Role

We have an opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer who is chartered and looking for technically challenging work on cutting – edge projects; to join our established Building Engineering Team in our Cardiff office.

Our aspiration as engineers is to design market-leading, Electrical Engineering Systems that push the boundaries of engineering to create a lasting legacy. We work in an interdisciplinary environment and produce Electrical Engineering Systems that maximise value for our clients whilst minimising the environmental impact.

Key responsibilities:

As a Senior Electrical Engineer with drive and experience you will be a key part of the Building Services Engineering team leadership; managing multidisciplinary projects while providing technical support and mentoring to the other Electrical engineers.

Your role will be to lead in a dynamic, challenging and stimulating environment with a myriad of opportunities to apply your growing knowledge and expertise to a range of exciting projects. You will be involved in feasibility, design and site stage activities of major and minor building projects (new and refurbishment).

• Take an active role in pushing forward the skills and abilities of the electrical team members, including supervising and training junior engineers
• Lead building projects of various sizes, taking an active role in project leadership and client facing activity
• Take an active role in building services design elements for both small and major projects working closely with other team members
• Attend meetings and communicate with clients to establish their needs
• Offer consultancy advice and prepare design reports, specifications and drawings in a timely fashion and within budget
• Support graduate engineers with technical expertise and mentor less experienced team members
• Share and expand knowledge through participation at relevant skills networks

About You

We are looking for enthusiastic engineers with excellent design, technical, and software skills who enjoys working collaboratively in multi-professional design teams, taking responsibility for projects from inception to completion to achieve outstanding results.

You will be chartered with solid experience in the field of Electrical Engineering Systems.

You will be committed to your own professional development and looking for challenging work to further develop your engineering skill.

Skills and Capabilities

• Chartered status through CIBSE, IET or other relevant body and degree qualified
• A demonstrable track record of successful delivery within an electrical services engineering role/environment including:
o High / low voltage power design
o Electronic building services system including fire alarm, security, PA etc.
o Lighting / Emergency Lighting design
o Coordination and spatial planning of electrical services within the building
o Strong track record of leading project teams
o A clear understanding of, or experience within a consultancy environment
o Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
o Adaptable, resilient and able to work in multidisciplinary settings
o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
o Professional, organised, and highly methodical
o Software skills including Amtech, Dialux, Strike Risk etc.


• Experience of working in data centre or healthcare sectors
• Experience of managing multi-disciplinary projects

Key Behavioural Competencies:

• Communicates effectively
• Results focused
• Desire to challenge
• Client focused
• Enjoys working with others
• Self Motivated


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