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Principal Electrical Engineer





Employment type

Full time

Contract type


We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Electrical Engineer to join our established MEP division! 

Based in our Manchester office, you will be joining a fun, highly engaged team who love what they! Our team have a wealth of experience and will offer support, development opportunities and expert advice. Working collaboratively and as part of our national team you will be exposed to a wide variety of project work and practice. 

Your role will include:

  • Working with the wider MEP Team to deliver on a range of projects, acting as the electrical lead. 
  • Deliver technically correct solutions on time and within budget.
  • Deliver calculations, data sheets, drawings and specifications to enable contractors to tender for works. 
  • Be client facing and represent Hydrock, developing relationships with clients and identifying ways to expand our work into other divisions. 
  • Mentor junior members of the team and support with their learning. 

Our Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health (MEP) division:

Our MEP team are specialists in energy, sustainability, and engineering design. We bring buildings to life and create award winning, high-performance environments that enhance the built environment – working across all sectors including commercial, industrial, leisure, retail, manufacturing, logistics, heritage and residential. 

Our work includes: 

  • Building performance modelling 
  • Building performance optimisation 
  • Carbon verification and validation strategies 
  • Daylight and sunlight studies 
  • Net-Zero strategy 
  • Sustainability benchmarking and environmental assessments 
  • Sustainable master planning 
  • Strategic utility management services 

We offer a fresh approach to MEP, getting involved early, working collaboratively with the design team, highlighting options, guiding design development, and using our expertise to help clients make key decisions. 

Most importantly, you’ll find us a lively, good-spirited team, passionate about what we’re doing and enjoying each other’s company – we’ll be sure to give you a warm welcome too! Check out our MEP project portfolio here.

To succeed in this role, you'll need: 

  • Proven experience working as a Principal Electrical Engineer (or Senior looking to progress into a Principal role) with a strong track record of working within the UK on a range of mainstream building services projects. 
  • Electrical engineering qualification at HNC, HND, Bachelors or Masters. 
  • Articulate communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills. 
  • Sound knowledge of BIM processes, Revit and IES/Amtech. 
  • Ideally have achieved chartered status or working towards membership with a relevant institution. 

What's great about Hydrock 'in a nutshell'?

  • We are a British-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  
  • From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 
  • Our welcoming and friendly culture is something we are proud of and has gained us recognition with 9 years in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Check out some of our incredible projects which have been awarded: 2022 Net Zero Award for Bay Technology Centre, Integration and Collaborative Working Award for YGG Tan-y-Lan primary school, The Deaf Academy awarded for its Universal Design at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living making a double win at the Bristol Property Awards! 
  • To top off, here’s our 2023 wrap up video! 

What we can offer you: 

  • Great learning and development opportunities. 
  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 
  • Our biggest event: Challenge Day!  

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed. 

If shortlisted, a member of our Recruitment Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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