Connect IT Utility Services

Job vacancy - HV Estimator Design Engineer up to 132kV

Connect It are a growing multi utility company so to help support our success we are looking to expand our Sales and Estimating team by recruiting a HV Estimator & Design Engineer up to 132kV. This role will support the business by developing accurate estimates and manage bids for design and build projects, including large and complex schemes, ensuring that all client requirements and technical issues are considered. This role will also hold responsibility for option appraisals and identifying and applying alternative solutions to enhance bid profitability and the delivery of value engineering.

Full-time, permanent office based role, working 45 hour week, Monday to Friday.

Job location: Based in our new office and warehouse complex in Hedge End, Southampton and reporting to the Sales and Estimating Director.

The role will be responsible for:

  • Have comprehensive DNO design experience ranging from 11kV to 132kV, including cable routes, substation and civils design.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of competency and accuracy when preparing estimates ranging from 11kV to 132kV projects.
  • Review tender opportunities from a compliance, opportunity and risk perspective.
  • Develop proposals and provide innovation where applicable for valued engineering.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate bid proposals that meet client needs using a strong commercial and business awareness.
  • Be highly motivated with a strong attention to detail.
  • Manage client and key stakeholder requests in a professional and timely manner.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Proven Design and Estimating knowledge ranging from 11kV – 132kV projects, (DNO and Private), and associated equipment, ie., switchgear, cabling, earthing works, new/replacement transformers, protection and control.
  • Understanding of civils work, including trenching, backfilling, plant and equipment requirement for projects and accurate vetting of quotations from supply chain partners.
  • Proficient usage of Adobe Pro and Microsoft, specifically Excel.

In addition, you will preferably have:

  • Clean driving license
  • Knowledge in Windfarm, Solar, Battery Storage, Micro grid infrastructure upgrades/new installations.