Position: Street Lighting Designer
Salary: GBP31972 - GBP42224 per annum + Car or Cash Allowance
Ref: 522590_1574678093
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 25/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Portsmouth, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stoke on Trent or Knowsley

Salary: £31,972 to £42,224 plus Car or Cash Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our Role

This role is required to support an increase in workload due to a number of recent contract wins across our Lighting Services team, including Camden LED and Swindon LED replacement projects. We are therefore seeking to reinforce our in-house design team

The position can be based at any of our design offices across the UK, typically, Solent Park (Portsmouth), Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stoke on Trent, Knowsley. The role will involve working on projects UK-wide, and includes providing services to Consultants/Private Developers and more.

Key responsibilities will include carrying out all aspects of the Lighting Design process for LED Lantern replacements, lighting columns, wall mounted units and lit signs/traffic bollards. You will be required to take ownership of the design element throughout the entire design and construction process. In addition, you'll undertake on-site survey works for column replacement or new lighting schemes and lantern changes which includes assessing suitable column positions and the preparation of drawings, risk assessments, schedules and associated works. You'll be responsible for liaising with various Clients, Customer Care, Construction and Administration teams and members of the public.

Your Skills and Experience

The successful applicant for this role will possess a broad understanding of safety and risk awareness including CDM Regulations (Construction, Design & Management) and an extensive knowledge of UK Lighting Design.

You will have a good working knowledge of AutoCAD, Lighting Reality, cable calculation software, general office applications and appropriate IT systems as well as an understanding of lighting products on the market with attention to lantern distribution and energy performance. Strong technical knowledge of lighting theory, lighting standards and lighting design techniques are essential and you should be able to work effectively within a high pressure environment.

Youll have a keen interest in lighting with CPD (Continual Professional Development) records & ILP membership (Institute of Lighting Professionals). ILP Exterior Lighting Diploma or completion of similar recognised Lighting Design courses would be highly desirable. An understanding of Electricity at Work Regulations and IEE Wiring Regulations as well as working knowledge of Traffic Sign Regulations would be advantageous. You will be required to have had previous experience of site surveying.

As an individual you will have good organisational and relationship building skills with an ability to negotiate effectively. You'll be self-motivated with excellent personal effectiveness and the ability to manage your own workload whilst balancing client requirements. Adaptable, you will be capable of working independently incorporating short notice changes and demands. You should be resilient with a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving and have excellent attention to detail.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You'll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our "Be the Difference" scheme

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This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you are internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Job Benefits:

Car or Cash Allowance