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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Leicester

Salary: DOE

Industry: Rail


Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client a leading switchgear manufacturer for the Rail industry based in Leicester. Due to business and project growth we are recruiting for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer on a permanent basis.

We have a long heritage in the rail industry based on decades of experience but have continued to embrace innovation in both products and business techniques to ensure that we remain the first and best choice for our customers.


Main Responsibilities: 

  • To design, quote and produce electrical control and distribution panels through to testing and  commissioning
  • Provide Technical Support for employees and external customers
  • Project Management of each job – design, quotes, creation of O&M manuals, technical, purchasing, quality, commissioning, after care support and testing
  • Tender and management of Maintenance Contracts
  • Work to and maintain the production schedule
  • Order planning
  • Delegate projects to other members of the design team and assist with technical queries raised
  • Apply knowledge, skill and experience to lead design and implementation of new innovative solutions
  • Carry out contract reviews as per the requirements of the quality procedure
  • Understand and take responsibility for following the delegated authority
  • Ensure all activities undertaken are fully compliant with quality management system and in accordance with health and safety requirements
  • Responsible for the site Health and Safety, Security, Site Services and audits (internal/external)

Qualifications & Education 

  • Electrical design – HNC / HND
  • Excellent commercial knowledge and application


  • Proven experience in product design
  • Proven relevant experience
  • Knowledge of industry and Network Rail standards
  • Knowledge of Network Rail GRIP procedure
  • Auto CAD

 Desirable criteria:

  • Good IT skills (Excel / Access)
  • PLC and HMI programming
  • Project Management Experience


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension and death in service provisions for employees in pension scheme 
  • 25 Days Hols (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 
  • Health and Wellbeing Initiatives 
  • Employee offers and discounts from various retailers
  • Cycle to work scheme, recognition events and rewards 
  • Free car parking 

Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Premier Engineering for more information and apply!

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