Overhead line Design Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
GB-West Sussex-Horsham
Additional Work Locations
Department / Discipline
Electrical - Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Due to significant growth across our Power Solutions business Wood are seeking additional OHL Design Engineer resources to support our growing workload. The role is eligible for flexible working although it is expected that the role is office based. 

Purpose of the Position:

Production and quality of design outputs assigned, delivered against the allocated programme and budget.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Complete Overhead line design studies to support construction and consultancy projects.
  • Set up and develop Transmission line models.
  • Produce Electrical Line performance assessments and all electrical safety studies
  • Produce or utilise OHL support models within the transmission design models.
  • Evaluate, select and quantify transmission line components on projects.
  • Support safety by design assessments throughout the design process.
  • Integrate and support the development of innovation within project solutions.
  • Create design deliverables to confirm the outputs of the engineering studies to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure, as far as practicable, that all assigned work is carried out in compliance with the agreed budget and programme.
  • Keep up to date with all technical quality management procedures, developments and specifications related to the discipline work scope.

Skills / Qualifications


  • Basic understanding of Overhead Transmission line design.
  • Ability to utilise PLS CADD/ Tower to develop design outputs
  • Awareness of key Health and Safety impacts on OHL construction contracts.
  • Fluent spoken and written English language.
  • Post High school qualifications in engineering, or applicable related, discipline.
  • Ability to work maturely in a diverse team.


  • Ability of use CAD design software.
  • Ability to create PLS CADD Models
  • Experience in working under CDM regulations as a designer
  • Ability to drive is beneficial

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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