Graduate Electrical Design Engineer

July 20, 2024

Job Description

Electrical Design Engineer

Boyd Recruitment are currently recruiting an ambitious Graduate Electrical Design Engineer for a Global Energy and Retail Solutions provider based in South Lanarkshire.

Our client operates across several markets but are particularly strong in the petrochemical industry with several long-term clients who have a healthy pipeline of future projects.

They are looking to source a Graduate Electrical Design Engineer with 1-2 years experience or an already established Electrical Design Engineer looking for a fresh challenge. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to establish themselves within a rapidly growing business and become a future leader.

The Job

As Graduate/Electrical Design Engineer will have the following duties:

  • Provide E&I input to 3D models, where applicable using AMTEC, AutoCAD & Electrical OM.
  • The ability to produce drawings from site sketches to enable manufacture and installation of switchgear and distribution boards, feeder pillars.
  • To ensure that applicable legislation, standards, and procedures are applied across all aspects of E&I delivery to the Project. These include but are not limited to: British and EN and ISO Standards, company procedures and processes, client codes and standards, HS&E Regulations and EU Directives (preferably including ATEX).
  • To identify and implement safe, cost effective, fit for purpose, field proven designs.
  • To maximise opportunities within design, to improve installation operability, safety, and maintainability.
  • To provide technical input during the design phase with an emphasis on safety, constructability, and maintainability of the design.
  • To identify deviations to standards where necessary, ensuring acceptance and approval by client Technical representative or agent.
  • To provide technical interfacing with all other disciplines, subcontractors, and specialist engineering vendors.
  • To report progress against project plans, noting any areas of concern and identifying corrective actions.
  • Responsible for the control of approved design hours and cost within their own discipline, dealing with any potential growth in a timely manner and without exceeding approved budgets.
  • To provide technical input / authoring of the respective discipline element of a project including Basis of Design (BOD), Scope of Work (SOW) and Statement of Requirements (SOR).
  • To provide technical input to the business where required
  • Must be fully aligned with 18th Edition regs.

The Person

The ideal Graduate/Electrical Design Engineer candidate will have the following:

  • Degree educated in Electrical Engineering
  • Enthusiasm to learn a fast-faced and growing industry.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Interest in technical design and problem solving.
  • Professional approach to work environment
  • Good time management
  • Interpersonal skills in dealing with client & stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail

The following is desired but not necessary:

  • Previous experience working in a Design office.
  • Proficiency with AMTEC, AutoCAD & Electrical OM


  • Hybrid / flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary, with annual review
  • Real opportunity for growth current workload and future growth of the business dictates that we are looking to grow and bolster the design team. Genuine potential for career progression to senior level
  • 33 days paid annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Training and development committed to developing their people and providing CPD tailored for each individual
  • Fuel Card or pool car usage for any site visits or travelling required away from office / base.
  • Automatic enrolment into company pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Retail benefits and discount scheme

If you are interested in the Graduate/Electrical Design Engineer position, please apply online attaching an up-to-date CV