Design Engineer - Overhead Lines

Requisition ID
Work Location
GB-West Sussex-Horsham
Department / Discipline
Civil Engineering
Additional Work Location
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Additional Work Locations
GB-Aberdeenshire-Aberdeen | GB-Lanarkshire-Glasgow | GB-East Midlands-Leicester
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Transmission & Distribution

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Powwr Solutions UK are seeking are looking for Overhead Lines (OHL) & HV Cabling Design Engineers.


These are staff positions and whist we are flexible on location, you will be required to visit to our ofices in Horsham when required.


Purpose of the position:

  • Deliver drawings, documents and other design deliverables in accordance with engineering procedures, guidance notes and training
  • Assist the Lead Engineer in overall scheme design delivery, construction support and design management
  • Development of skills and knowledge, and support others, in line with business needs


Responsibilities and Duties:


Accept ownership of work to be done (i.e. being required to undertake specific actions within an agreed job boundary, the execution of a delegated task, activity, or process).  Including, but not limited to the following:

  • Delivery of tasks against the programme and budget as directed by the lead engineer
  • Delivery of tasks in accordance with Wood, industry and client standards and specifications
  • Personal and delivery package level management of time and cost
  • Checking of design deliverables in which you have a CAS level 2 score
  • Identification and development of personal engineering competence and where appropriate the development of others in the team

Having the obligation and authority to deliver results (i.e. being liable for agreed results to be achieved, the power to enable it, the obligation to achieve in accordance with the agreed standards.)


  • The control of documents and drawings in accordance with company, team and project management procedures
    The qualities of ALL your design submissions
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Wood values
  • Take care of your own health and safety whilst at work; ensure your activities do not adversely affect the health and safety of others or damage the environment
  • Co-operate with the company in all matters of health, safety and environment protection and make your contribution to reducing accidents and conserving natural resources

Skills / Qualifications



  • Formal academic engineering qualification - HNC or equivalent


  • Degree in engineering
  • OHL Industry recognised training and certification

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrable experience in an OHL engineering environment
  • Knowledge of OHL and related engineering specifications and standards, BSI, ENA
  • Knowledge of OHL related civil, structural and temporary works activities
  • Use of engineering, CAD and general document production software
  • Knowledge of HSE and CDM regulations


  • Contracting and Consulting experience
  • TNOand/or DNO specification knowledge
  • PLS, ProjectWise, Microstation, AutoCAD
  • Ability to perform Risk Assessments

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

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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