Principal/Senior OHL Engineer
United Kingdom
5d ago


At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

It’s a big challenge. And why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future.

People who seize the experiences available to transform their world and the world around them.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.

It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

We are seeking high calibre Overhead Line design staff to expand our established electrical transmission, distribution and generation businesses.

  • Someone who is capable of performing any detailed design or, consultancy role across the life cycle of an OHL system from concept stage;
  • through design, construction, operational maintenance and end of life works. Familiar with the UK industry, holds knowledge of UK standards and legislation

    Key Responsibilities of the Role :

  • Create detailed design deliverables for packages of work
  • Create technical specifications for designs, contractual documentation
  • Undertake design analysis, review and approve the work of others; to ensure quality of the deliverables
  • Resolve technical problems, provide solutions, advise clients and stakeholders
  • Manage deliverables to timescales and budgets
  • Develop personal and company profiles within the client base and wider industry
  • Demonstrate advanced contractual awareness
  • Manage a multidisciplinary team
  • Support project delivery teams, from a technical perspective

    Deliver safe and constructible designs through CDM awareness

    Lead design and deliverable innovations, which deliver value for company and clients alike


  • Has proven experience of OHL system development, design, retrofitting and modification, from 11kV through 400kV
  • Expert knowledge in the use of CAD packages such as PLS-CADD
  • Proven track record in UK HSE legislation, Risk and CDM management
  • You must have significant experience within the electricity industry, relating to OHL System design
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or, closely related discipline
  • Hold and maintain chartered engineer status, with a recognised body
  • Hold and maintain corporate membership of an appropriate leading UK engineering institution
  • Selection Process

    The interview process will be an initial telephone interview, followed by a second face to face interview.

    Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals.

    And, as a people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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