Senior 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.

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**Senior Electrical Engineer (Workplace)


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our London office, and work as part of the largest independent consulting engineering firm of its kind.

As the largest within the firm, our London office has a broad and far-reaching experience covering all sectors. It’s a real hive of activity, home to both MEP engineers and a variety of other specialist groups.

You will join a talented, dynamic, and diverse team of designers, engineers, and technical specialists with a unique working culture. Our team is large enough to work on large national and international schemes yet agile enough to allow significant talent growth and career progression.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will work alongside experienced engineers to develop and deliver coordinated, collaborative, innovative and technically excellent design solutions that respond to our clients brief and vision.

By creating and embracing a unique culture we ensure we remain leaders in our field enjoying what we do, having fun and achieve the best results by delivering a consistent, high-quality service for our clients.

Working for a firm with strong social values you will have the opportunity to use your engineering skills to support the role we have in society in meeting the needs of the industry, the environment, the communities in which we live and work, and improving the quality of life for generations to come.

For us it is personal.

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.

What You’ll Be Doing

•    Work on a varied portfolio of projects that span a cross-section of sectors with specific local focuses on Healthcare, Higher Education, Science & Research, Workplace, Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation and Heritage. However, you will mainly be focusing on Workplace projects.

•    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 the 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.

•    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 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 personal and continuing professional development of their self and others.

•    Experience using the latest electrical design software such as: Electrical OM, Dialux, Relux, BIM and Revit is desirable.

•    Experience in Workplace projects is desirable for this role.

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 offer stage

How to apply

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

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Equal opportunities statement

Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm on the basis of job-related criteria.

Positive action statement

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. That’s why we particularly welcome applications from women, global ethnic majority, neurodiverse and disabled candidates, as they are under-represented within leadership roles at Hoare Lea

Reasonable adjustments statement

“We're proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer, and we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. If you have a disability that might affect your performance at any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know about any help or reasonable adjustments as soon possible before any interview or assessment. We’ll work with you to make sure any appropriate support is in place.”


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
  • Flexible working hours
  • 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
  • Consultancy Experience
  • Client Needs
  • Construction Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Client Relationships
  • CPD Records

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