Electrical Design Engineer


Job description

We currently have an opportunity for an Electrical Desgin Engineer in the Solar Industry. This is a permanent positon, based in Reading. For further information, please apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Engineer with design processes primarily for solar PV and battery energy storage projects, both small and large scale in accordance with relevant standards.

  • Develop, prepare and review the Design Risk Assessment and Method statements.

  • Use of electrical CAD software and AutoCAD to produce schematics and other electrical design documentation including cabling, cable calculation reports, protective device setting, electrical schematics, string configuration & layout drawings.

  • Maintaining and updating engineering drawings and documentation on projects.

  • Review and amend the final site plans with the senior design staff to ensure compliance with other design considerations such as planning and employment requirements.

Skills and Experience:


  • Degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering discipline.

  • Familiarity with Amtech or similar electrical design packages to assist with cable sizing and/or protection, discrimination, and optimisation.

  • Experienced user of the following software: AutoCAD, Sketchup, PVsyst, PVcase

  • MSOffice (particularly Excel for data analytics), Outlook, SharePoint

  • Experience in site surveys, construction inspection, and As-Built documents, O&M manuals and O&M handover documents.


  • 3+ years’ experience working on solar projects from feasibility, through construction and into operation.

  • Experience and knowledge of design and development of BESS and solar PV projects.

  • BESS – supplier proposal reviews: inverter and cell technology and sizing.

  • Understanding of P28, G59/G99 and similar ENA recommendations and design/implement solutions to meet these requirements.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

To apply for this job please visit www.orionjobs.com.