Electrical Design Engineer (Research and Development) - London

Location London
Region EMEA
Flexibility Hybrid
Discipline Engineering

RED are an expanding international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

Through our market leading technical expertise, we enable the world’s digital infrastructure and develop the built environment whilst also helping clients realise ambitious plans for zero carbon-built environments. We cover the entire life cycle of any building project, with our broad capability offering saving our clients time, money, and effort. Our approach is centred around listening to our clients and interacting energetically with our fellow project stakeholders. We add value with our people, client service ethos, global delivery strategy, technical ability, and attitude.

We now seek an Electrical Design Engineer (Research and Development) to join our Central Engineering team in our London office.

Role Responsibilities

  • Carries out independent reading and research in areas of new and emerging technologies (including renewables) in mission critical engineering and where appropriate support implementing them into test designs. 
  • Preparation of presentations to share new engineering solutions with both clients and internal engineering teams. Support in creating & delivering CPDs to disseminate latest knowledge within the wider business. 
  • Undertakes design work, taking delegated responsibility for the preparation of aspects of new and innovative engineering designs for Mechanical or Electrical installations, systems, e.g. selection of cooling and power equipment, sizing of pipes and ducts for cooling systems, sizing of cables and busbar for power distribution, etc. 
  • Support the innovation of new designs that aim to make the operational & construction & environmental impact of energy systems as positive as possible, seeking to work towards a net zero impact energy system solution for complex buildings and applications. 
  • Liaises with various suppliers, contractors and other professionals re designs and co-ordination of installations.  
  • Preparation of specification modifications (word or excel). 
  • Have in interest in the reliability modelling for mission critical applications. 
  • Interest in whole life cycle analysis (WLCA).  
  • Support the delivery of projects in accordance with the expectations of the RED Project Delivery Process from a Project Management, Financial Management, QA/QC and Technical Review perspective. 

Role Requirements

  • BEng/ BSc/ MSc/MEng or PhD in appropriate engineering discipline  
  • Working towards MCIBSE/MIEE or equivalent
  • Working towards Chartered Eng status
  • Ability to research independently
  • Ability to think innovatively
  • An excellent understanding of mechanical/electrical engineering first principles
  • Ability to prioritise own workload  
  • Ability to work to deadlines 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Technical report writing skills 
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications word, excel, etc.  
  • Expert in use of Excel 
  • Ability to use IT based calculation and modelling software 
  • Basic working knowledge of CAD functionality  
  • Basic understanding of key Health and Safety issues and legislation  
  • Basic understanding of BS EN standards / UK Regulations / Codes / UTI / UKGBC  
  • Good understanding of the world climate emergency 
  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines 


RED offers a variety of benefits, including but not limited o:

  • 23 days annual leave rising to 28 days annual leave ver 5 years’ service
  • Holiday purchase and buy back scheme
  • Hybrid Working
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme via salary sacrifice (Company funded cover is dependant on level)
  • Non-contractual bonus awards
  • Training sponsorship
  • Charity volunteering leave
  • Wellness days/ initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

*This role will ideally suit those with the right to live & work in the UK without restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

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