Electrical Engineer

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Cambridge, UK ⚠️

Electrical Engineer or Senior Electrical Engineer.


An opportunity hasarisen for an Electrical Engineer or Senior Electrical Engineer to join our leading Engineering Consultancy, operating within our OMC cost centre (i.e., Oxford, Milton Keynes, and Cambridge) based in our Cambridge Office.

As a young, vibrant, and innovative office, culture is at the heart of everything that we do.  We encourage and foster a collaborative working environment, which includes the widespread adoption of hybrid working and the option to work a 9-day fortnight.

Guided by our vision, we are passionate in our purpose to positively influence the balance between people and planet. We deliver high performing buildings which respond the challenges of climate change whilst creating spaces which meet the needs of modern living.

This is an exciting time to join Hoare Lea as we are focused on growth, both in the UK and overseas. We are large enough to provide stability and opportunity, and small enough to recognise our people as individuals; this has led to a culture of flexibility, autonomy, individualism, and organic growth.

About us

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Hoare Lea has joined Tetra Tech’s High-Performance Buildings Group, a global alliance of MEP firms.

Why work for us?

You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.

You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.

You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

The role

  • You will work on a varied portfolio of projects that span a cross-section of sectors with specific local focuses on Healthcare, Higher Education, Science & Research, Transport, and Commercial.
  • You will support the development of initial engineering concepts through to the delivery of detailed designs and specifications.
  • Undertake site surveys and investigations, and see your designs become a reality.
  • You will be encouraged to contribute to developing new and innovative ways of working with a strong emphasis on developing your own digital skills.
  • Looking at the latest technologies, taking time to research the latest systems ensuring we keep abreast of best solutions for our clients.
  • Help maintain a high reputation within the industry through adherence to a supportive Integrated Management System.
  • Be able to support Community Benefit initiatives, such as active involvement in STEM activities.
  • Develop an awareness of construction procurement routes, project management skills and financial acumen.
  • Actively maintaining your CPD records.

What we are looking for

  • A collaborative, creative, and driven individual willing to learn, develop, and contribute to a dynamic engineering team and the projects we work on.
  • A clear understanding of Building Services Engineering and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process.
  • Previous consultancy experience: you will appreciate the importance of complementary specialisms such as acoustics, fire engineering, and computer modelling in the design of buildings.
  • Working towards or achieved Chartered Engineer status.
  • Courage to innovate and develop new ways of working.
  • Autonomous approach: able to lead small projects/tasks and able to take a brief from the project lead on medium to large-scale projects and deliver and control the tasks required under minimal supervision.
  • Ownership of the quality of our outputs.
  • Appreciation of client needs, with the ability to be client and project-team-facing.
  • Ability to balance time, cost, and quality of own work.
  • Form working relationships within and outside of the immediate team.
  • Someone that acts in a professional, personable and competent manner.
  • The ability to develop effective client and fellow professional relationships.
  • A commitment to the personal and continuing professional development of their self and others.

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary, and industry-leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

  • Private medical scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Flexitime

Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance, and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at the offer stage

How to apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application, or for further information please contact [email protected]

Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to being a place where underrepresented individuals and communities are not just included, but where marginalised knowledge and experience are valued, amplified, and harnessed. So, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including women, people of the Global Majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled people, neurodivergent people, and those from all other underrepresented or marginalised groups. To learn more about our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, see our DEI strategy.

Adjustments and accommodations

If there are adjustments or accommodations that we can put in place to ensure you can participate and give your best at any stage of the recruitment process (whether relating to disability, neurodivergence, or anything else) please let us know.

Flexible working

We are committed to enabling a healthy work-life balance for all employees. So, we welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements to suit their particular needs and lifestyle, including part-time, term-time-only, and remote working.

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Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • consulting
  • finance
  • +13 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Building Services Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Design
  • Digital Skills
  • Construction Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Client Relationships
  • Quality Control

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