Senior HV Cable Design Engineer (Underground)


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Vacancy title
Senior HV Cable Design Engineer (Underground)
Design, Engineering
Contract type
Full time permanent
London / Motherwell / Salford

The Opportunity

BakerHicks have grown rapidly in the Transmission & Distribution sector over the last four years and have been successful in winning a number of major projects within the UK.
As the demand to deliver exceptional engineering design from our clients continues to grow, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Power team.

Reporting to the Associate Engineer, working closely with the Project Managers, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the teams output in the production and control of drawings and technical documents.  
You will manage the production through a robust checking process as well as develop drawing office standards, potentially mentoring and training the CAD technicians and when work dictates support the actual delivery of the outputs.

There will also be opportunity to work with the Sector Director to assist during the bid process in order to secure further work.

You will work on a mix of small cable projects ranging from short cable replacements within substations, through to major grid reinforcement projects that involve cable lengths in the 100’s of Kms.

About You

You will have experience in the production of all designs, calculations, reports & drawings associated with the new or modification of EHV projects from 11kV – 400kV covering EHV cabling, primary design, secondary design and protection & Control. This will cover the production of bonding/line diagrams, cable rating calculations, induced voltage calculations, short circuit force calculations, thermo-mechanical thrust calculations, pulling tension calculations and production of material specification lists. 

You will ideally come from a power engineering background and have good communication skills.

  •  BEng/BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • Working toward CEng status, however not essential
  • Ideally working toward TP141 authorisation by National Grid, however not essential

Why this role?

  • Opportunity to join one of the top and most experienced Cable Teams in the UK
  • Great career progression with BakerHicks
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will have links into the wider network of engineers within the business to learn from
  • You will be joining a close-knit established team who are supportive and value new ideas and welcome innovative solutions, you are encouraged to take ownership within projects
  • An opportunity to work on all stages of the design from feasibility studies all the way through to providing technical support in the instillation and commissioning phase.  You will be part of every stage of the project.


About BakerHicks

BakerHicks 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, our 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. 

Our expertise 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.


Working at BakerHicks means a chance to make your mark on some of the most exciting projects in our sectors.  Whatever your discipline, you’ll be alongside some of the most talented people in the industry.

Our network of offices are appealing, friendly and comfortable spaces, easily accessible by car or public transport. And our 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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