With the continued expansion of our award-winning technical services company, Sudlows, who work throughout the UK, have a growing portfolio of projects and have a fantastic opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our successful business, wishing to develop their career in the field of mission critical engineering services. The position would be a great opportunity for the candidate to progress their professional career and development, being involved with data centre designs where you will be offered the support from senior members of the Data Centre Design Team.

We have over 200 members of staff and have achieved recent growth, with ongoing expansion plans. Sudlows are keen to recruit candidates who will be part of this ambition. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity in our workforce.

Role Purpose

As part of the Sudlows Critical Infrastructures Projects Team, you will work within the Critical Infrastructures business, developing all aspects of electrical services for data centre design and build projects, typically up to the value of £2M.

Working with the latest data centre technologies, you will work on award winning projects as part of a forward-thinking Engineering Team.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Production of data centre and comms rooms electrical design information for critical environments.
  • Specification of electrical engineering services.
  • Production of electrical schematics and layout drawings for tender & construction (AutoCAD experience would be beneficial but not essential).
  • Electrical design calculations (Amtech preferable).
  • Lighting design using Relux/Dialux – beneficial but not essential.
  • Condition surveys and writing engineering reports.
  • Dealing with engineering and project technical related issues.
  • Attending and undertaking site surveys.
  • Develop proposals for submission to the customer.
  • Attending customer design meetings and workshops to discuss proposal and design.
  • Liaise with sub-contractors and provide all associated drawing information required for work package quotations.
  • Work with the Procurement Team as required to allow necessary equipment to be procured.
  • Review of purchase orders with respect to technical design details.
  • Communicate with Site Managers and Site Engineers when required and provide information for management of installation and commissioning activities.
  • Experience with data centre installations, UPS and generator systems is preferable but not essential.


Personal Specification

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualifications in Electrical Engineering or in a related field.
  • Willing to travel and have full working rights in the UK.
  • Minimum qualification of HNC in electrical or building services engineering. City and Guilds 2396 Design and Verification will also be considered.
  • Engineering design experience gained in building projects and data centres would be an advantage.
  • Proactive individual with good communication skills.
  • Experience with Amtech design software – preferable but not essential.
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Revit – preferable but not essential.
  • Competent in Microsoft Packages including Word, Outlook, Project and Excel.
  • Able to work within a design team environment, prioritise tasks and manage time to meet deliverable deadlines.
  • Experience with data centre installations preferable but not essential.

Planning and Organising:

  • Good forward thinker and planner.
  • Able to perform consistently under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Quick thinker and adaptable to different situations.
  • Ability to accept change and new ideas.
  • Exercise straightforward technical or professional judgement using company values, policy and procedures to guide actions and decisions.

Working with People:

  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of clients.
  • Actively collect first-hand client information and uses it to improve services and solutions.
  • Understand how to encourage and influence people to get the best from them.
  • Understand the needs of others and be able to respond accordingly.
  • Can works as part of a team.


  • Approachable team player who is able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people.
  • Has everyday spoken skills e.g. telephone and face-to-face conversations.
  • Has advanced written and numeric skills appropriate to the job.
  • Can clearly communicate ideas, plans and priorities to others.

Vacancy Summary

We offer a competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience to the right candidate including professional training and long-term career development opportunities.

Type: Permanent
Location: Oldham
Rate: To be negotiated dependant on experience.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.