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Lead OHL Design Engineer


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Transmission and Distribution are seeking a Lead Overhead Lines (OHL) Design Engineer.

This is a staff position and whist we are flexible on location, you will be required to visit to our ofices in Horsham when required.

Purpose of the Role:
  • Deliver engineering on discrete schemes or tasks across a number of projects
  • Take ownership and manage overall scheme design delivery and construction support
  • Lead a team of engineers and discipline specialists to deliver tasks
  • Point of contact for construction management, site operatives and clients for appointed schemes
  • Provide technical support and input for tendering
  • Development of skills and knowledge, and support others, in line with business needs
  • Support development of systems and technologies to enhance our efficiency, quality and innovation

Responsibilities and Duties:

Definition: Accept ownership of work to be done (i.e. being required to undertake specific actions within an agreed job boundary, the execution of a delegated task, activity, or process). Including, but not limited to the following:
  • Manage, coordinate and contribute to delivery of tasks against the programme and budget, reporting and forecasting progress
  • Ensure delivery of tasks in accordance with Wood, industry and client standards and specifications
  • Scheme level management of time, cost and resource
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination with Project Managers, Construction Managers, Principal Discipline Engineers and Site Operatives
  • Liaison with Client on design issues
  • Chair and lead design review and Hazid meetings
  • Checking, approval and assurance of design deliverables
  • Preparation and submission of project documentation such as DIDs, TQs and engineering reports
  • The review, appraisal and input into method statements and risk assessment and any supporting construction design studies
  • Identification and development of personal engineering competence and where appropriate the development of others in the team
  • Discharging the responsibilities of Design Coordinator under the CDM regulations when appointed on Wood behalf

Having the obligation and authority to deliver results (i.e. being liable for agreed results to be achieved, the power to enable it, the obligation to achieve in accordance with the agreed standards.)
  • Process, policy and change control in accordance with company, team and project management procedures and contractual obligations
  • Design delivery progress and reporting
  • The quality control of ALL design submissions for your schemes
  • Communication of residual risks and designed mitigations to the project stakeholders
  • Set an excellent personal example on HSSE issues
  • Take care of your own health and safety whilst at work; ensure your activities do not adversely affect the health and safety of others or damage the environment
  • Co-operate with the company in all matters of health, safety and environment protection and make your contribution to reducing accidents and conserving natural resources

Skills / Qualifications

  • Formal academic Engineering qualification - Degree or equivalent
  • Chartered (or working towards) status OHL Industry recognised training and certification (desirable)

Experience & Skills:


  • Significant demonstrable experience in an OHL Engineering environment and proven track record of scheme delivery
  • Knowledge of OHL and related engineering specifications and standards, BSI, ENA
  • Distinct competence or expert knowledge of one or more OHL related civil, structural and temporary works discipline areas
  • Use of engineering, CAD and general document production software
  • Knowledge of HSE and CDM regulations Experience as Design Coordinator
  • Ability to perform Risk Assessments and develop mitigation strategies

  • Contracting and Consulting experience
  • TNO and/or DNO specification knowledge
  • Client facing presentation experience
  • PLS, ProjectWise, Microstation, AutoCAD
  • Experience as a Principal Designer
  • Chair and/or facilitate Risk Assessment and Hazid meetings

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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Horsham, Horsham, England, West Sussex, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  16013378
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  29/09/2020, 05:02
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