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Optima are recruiting for a permanent Senior Electrical Contract Engineer for Central London projects - ASAP start

company car + attractive benefits package



Optima Site Solutions are recruiting for an experienced Senior Electrical Contract Engineer on behalf of one of the UK’s finest M&E Service providers.

Our client provides a nationwide service from concept to final installation & maintenance while retaining the friendliness and mutual support and approach of a traditional family firm.

The role is full time and will involve working on a number of exiting and innovative residential and commercial projects in Central London.


£50,000 - £60,000 per annum + car allowance + travel + much more....

Senior Contract Engineer

•             Lead client representative for project (estimate values of £0 - £10 million)

•             Oversee and manage the lifecycle of the project or section of a project as set out by the line manager

•             Directing site team (Site supervisor, sub-contract and suppliers)

•             Ensure the clients requirements are being met, and maintain client relationships.

•             Ensure daily, weekly and monthly workload commitments are achieved within set timescales

•             Ensure the requirements and quality of the installed works are in line with the specification, drawings and client quality standards

•             Monitor the progress of the works and issuing frequent reports to the Project Manager or client as required

•             Attendance at meetings on behalf of the company either in conjunction with others or individually

•             Attending regular internal review meetings as required

•             Responsible for all matters affecting the financial stability of the project and issue frequent reports to the Project Manager as required

•             Responsible for the procurement of all plant, equipment, subcontractors and labour packages necessary for the works within the allotted spend limits commensurate with this role

•             Responsible for the control, coordination and management of all sub-contractors working on behalf of client

•             Responsible for ensuring with the Project Manager that all outgoing payments of suppliers and subcontractors are dealt with correctly and in accordance with company procedures

•             Responsible for overall Health and Safety Management on projects, including, ensuring all personnel on site are working in accordance with latest guidance on Health & Safety at works act, including having and using the correct PPE

•             Responsible for co-ordinating information flow to/from the client

•             Provide information to the Project Manager to ensure that all Applications for Payment are compiled correctly in line with company procedures.

•             Provide information to the Project Manager to ensure that all Contract Variations are captured and costed correctly in line with company procedures

•             Responsible for ensuring the staff working for him/her understand fully their role and fulfil the requirements set out for them

•             Begin final account negotiations with Clients and sub-contractors providing all supporting documents for agreement by the Project Manager/Director

•             Review value engineering both internally for commercial gain and externally if required

•             Assist with the training and mentoring of junior and apprentice engineers when required

•             Conduct return to work interviews

•             Ensure the Company policies and procedures are adhered to

•             Work closely with colleagues in other departments         


People Skills

•             To encourage and instigate a good team ethos of working collaboratively

•             To communicate in a clear and concise manner

•             To delegate tasks by identifying individual’s capabilities

•             To provide sufficient encouragement to enhance staff morale and provide motivation.


Commercial Skills

•             To demonstrate good understanding of project financial control

•             To confidently negotiate with suppliers and subcontractors.

•             To continually look for avenues to improve project margin.


Personal Skills

•             To manage time and tasks to ensure efficient running of projects and department

•             To form, build and maintain relationships with clients, suppliers and subcontractors

•             To present all correspondence, tenders, drawings in a professional manner

•             Problem solving skills

•             Self-motivating

•             Professional



•             Electrical Engineering experience

•             Project management skills

•             Negotiation skills

•             Communication skills

•             IT Skills (Microsoft Office package, project management software)

•             Pre-requisite Electrical Qualifications


Desirable Skills

•             SMSTS certificate


If you are interested in having a chat about this role please get in touch with Mike McWilliam on 07702861585