Principal Electrical Engineer - Critical Systems

£Competitive salary and excellent benefits
# of Openings
Closing Date
Critical Systems Engineering - Electrical
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time
Hours Per Week

The Team

Our dedicated Critical Systems team play a key role in designing and delivering mission critical environments in multiple international locations. The team works solely in the data centre field, keeping abreast of current best practice while researching breakthrough technologies that shape future trends.


As a leader in this market, we were one of the first consultancies to design air optimised data centres and are at the forefront of this cooling strategy, which has resulted in attaining the first ever BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating awarded to a data centre and significantly contributed to others achieving LEED ‘Gold’, or even targeting ‘Platinum’ status.


The team are a source of world leading expertise – and offer a pro-active and collaborative approach to skill development, and professional excellence. For more information on the Critical Systems team and some notable projects delivered, please refer to this brochure.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and talented Electrical Engineer to join our team in Birmingham to work on the design of some of the most exciting critical systems/data centre projects in Europe.


As part of our established team of expert engineers, and working closely with colleagues of various disciplines, you will prepare both scheme and detailed engineering designs for critical and non-critical electrical systems for major data centre and other critical systems projects.


The role will suit someone who is already or wishes to specialise in and be a leader in medium voltage and high current low voltage distribution systems. The role will involve working mostly on data centre projects ranging from plant upgrades through to 100MW+ hyperscale projects. If you are not already a Chartered engineer then you will be supported towards Chartership.

The Skills

Educated to degree level in Electrical Engineering or a Chartered Electrical Engineer (CEng equivalent), you have gained substantial experience in an Electrical Engineering role within the electrical design field, preferably in a data centre/critical systems context (electrical distribution and power generation systems etc.).


You have proven experience of detailed co-ordination with other design disciplines, and are well-versed in electrical theory and the use of relevant design software.  You will also be required to manage and support other team resources including less senior engineers and CAD technicians.


You have proven ability in producing schematic diagrams, fault and discrimination studies, preparing specifications and project reports, carrying out site inspections and surveys, and detail design development, and crucially - you have a passion for accurate design of electrical systems.


Given the collaborative and client focussed nature of this role, excellent communication skills and experience of using your initiative to overcome challenges are essential.


Job Description


Why Join Cundall?


Valuing Diversity


Cundall values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


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