Jacobs ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Manchester in Cheadle, United Kingdom



Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

We currently have an opportunity for an Electrical Engineer within our ECR Electrical team. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for leading (on smaller projects) or delivering under supervision (on larger projects) the design, specification, selection and services relating to electrical scopes of work for the electrical elements of Petrochemical projects. The initial role will be Electrical Engineer working from the Home Office in Cheadle but may require site visits and secondments to other locations for future projects.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Participating in estimating and planning the execution of Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and/or Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contracts

  • Responsibility for the scope of electrical work including management of; discipline project budgets, schedule, quality of outputs as well as checking and approvals

  • Production of data sheets, specifications and requisitions for equipment.

  • Developing discipline programme for resources

  • Technical knowledge to allow detailed discussions with Client engineers.

  • Development of methodologies and strategies for project delivery

  • Establishment of lists of deliverables for estimating purposes and preparing work-hour estimates

  • Preparing and delivering Technical presentations as appropriate in both formal and informal settings to colleagues, clients and third parties

  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems

  • Identification of risks in the workplace, site and design work being undertaken

  • Consideration to the safety, environmental, commercial, and operational aspect of project design

  • Managing change and identifying, formalising and notifying relevant parties of changes in the project

  • Communicating, liaising and building relationships with colleagues, subcontractors, vendors and clients

  • Reporting to the Electrical Group Manager and Project Managers as required

  • Supporting and liaison with Jacobs India offices on workshare tasks and development of workshare activities

  • Develop and maintaining excellent relationships with other discipline leads on projects

  • Liaising with client project engineers and other design team members

Project work will include:

  • Engineering support to the schedule, including planning interactions.

  • Work-hour tracking and measurement of progress.

  • Site surveys and use of Safe Plans of Action for surveys across sites.

  • Reviewing designs for compliance both formally and informally.

  • Approval of key documents as defined in company standards and Project Quality plan.

  • Effective communications with Jacobs Indian offices, other discipline leads, Project Managers and client

  • Undertake Role of discipline design lead on nominated projects

  • Compiling Installation scopes of work and project reports

  • Answering technical queries from installation contractor and Client.

  • Fault level, protection coordination, and discrimination studies & calculations.

  • Power system studies, design and specification.

  • Earthing studies, design and specification.

  • FAT, SAT and commissioning activities.



  • Experience in working within the Electrical discipline of an organisation.

  • Minimum: B Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum: Associate / Member IET

  • Experience of identifying appropriate equipment in particular in relation to design, specification, selection through to the tender bid evaluation process and in ensuring what was specified is ultimately delivered as a fully functional package by the selected suppliers

  • Knowledge of and relations with key electrical equipment suppliers and manufacturers

  • Experience of project execution

  • Appreciation of both electrical and site safety requirements

  • To be able to work to Company standard operating procedures but to be innovative when appropriate


  • HV/LV (11kV/3.3kV/400V) switchgear, transformer and distribution equipment,

  • Substation Design

  • UPS & Battery Systems

  • Variable Speed Drives

  • Trace Heating

  • Lighting

  • Cable Sizing, Calculation and routing information in line with regulatory and industry standards

  • Security systems including CCTV, Access Control and Electric Fences

  • M Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

We would welcome applicants who have gained initial experience in other industry sectors such as Transmission and Distribution, Water, Building Services etc. and wish to transition into the Petrochemical sector to broaden their experience. Training is available to support this transition including competency in ATEX, industrial design and power system studies.

Travel Requirements:

Projects are both UK based and international and therefore when necessary travel to appropriate Client offices and Sites will be undertaken to support the activity. Jacobs Engineering is a large international organisation and therefore travel to other Jacobs’s offices may also be appropriate.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Cheadle

Req ID: ECR0000H5