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£50,000 - £60,000


North West




Building Services


Principal Electrical Engineer

Sub Discipline:

Principal Electrical Engineer



Job Description

Vertical Recruitment are working closely with a well sought after multidisciplinary consultancy, they have 14 offices across the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Their Electrical team is known for providing comprehensive, detailed solutions that exceed the requirements of the client.

Their electrical experts work with clients across exciting and niche sectors, delivering complex yet efficient and sustainable solutions, often to a demanding, highly regulated, and bespoke brief.

From biotechnology to chemical, pharmaceuticals and defence projects, the electrical team has a detailed knowledge of systems design, using the latest modelling technology to test a solution and to maximise efficiencies as sustainably as possible.

They work seamlessly within a multi-disciplinary team, trusted by clients to deliver inventive solutions to complex technical design challenges. Experienced in all aspects of the project lifecycle from definition and feasibility to detailed design and site monitoring, they invest time to understand the processes and equipment to deliver a client’s strategy for growth.

As their team has grown, we have an opportunity for a Principal Electrical Services Engineer to join their building services team in Salford Quays, Manchester, where you will lead project teams and help develop an enthusiastic and committed team of Engineers and Technicians to deliver on-schedule, high-quality output on projects and support the Associates in the day-to-day management of the local Electrical Services team.

The role supports hybrid working, with regular attendance into the office. It may also involve visits to sites in Europe as projects require. For the right candidate, there is scope for further career progression.


We are looking for people who:

  • Value quality and enjoy delivering technically excellent Electrical services designs in the built environment.
  • Want to take ownership, be innovative, use initiative and are driven by client satisfaction.
  • Have significant experience in delivering on medium-size projects or managing packages on large projects.
  • Have experience in managing teams from graduate to senior-level engineers.
  • Have experience in contributing to bids, proposals, and tender specifications.
  • Ideally hold a relevant degree.
  • Are chartered or working towards this.
  • Eligible to pass criteria for security clearance and airside pass applications.
  • Excellent communicators both internally, and client facing
  • Have a working knowledge in the use of Amtech, Dialux/Relux software


  • With the opportunity to work in multiple sectors including Nuclear, Life Sciences, Defence, and Aviation, you will work on exciting and innovative buildings, often with top-tier architects and clients.
  • Their growing team provides progression opportunities, where you will be encouraged and supported to develop your role and challenge your skills to explore career paths that help maximise your technical and management skill sets.
  • You will work within a supportive team with the ability to plug into and access their wider network of professionals.
  • You will have the opportunity to see your designs come to fruition through site visits and client engagement.


  • They are a design, engineering and project delivery company specialising in complex infrastructure, process and built environments across the full project life cycle.
  • Experienced in high hazardous and safety critical industries including Nuclear, Defence, Rail and Life Sciences, their teams provide the full range of multi-disciplinary services including process engineering, mechanical and electrical (HV/LV), EC&I, architecture, building services, civil and structural, supported by programme management and a CDM consultancy.
  • This also includes BIM, Digital and Asset Management, embracing the latest in digital techniques to provide clients with the most efficient and cost-effective design and solutions.


This position gives you a chance to make your mark on some of the most exciting projects in the sectors. Whatever your discipline, you’ll be alongside some of the most talented people in the industry.

Their network of offices are appealing, friendly and comfortable spaces, easily accessible by car or public transport. And the salary and benefits packages are some of the best in the industry. There’s also individual performance-related rewards on offer, as well as:

  • Company car or cash allowance
  • Up to 6% matched contributory pension plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus ability to buy additional leave
  • Discount scheme (including gym membership, mobile phones etc)
  • Family friendly policies
  • Employee assistance
  • Professional development

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