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Senior Electrical Design Manager

Design Management and Strategy
Europe Region
NET00005O Requisition #

Sir Ove Arup (1895-1988), the founder of our company, was known as 'the philosopher engineer'. He did not settle for conventions, came up with inventive solutions and his mission was always to design a more beautiful and sustainable world. He argued that this goal could best be achieved by putting the quality of the work first through the application of "Total Architecture". 
His vision worked, and Arup has since grown into a leading global engineering, design and consultancy firm.

If this philosophy appeals to you, then we are looking for you!

Senior  Electrical Design Manager 

Arup is delivering some of the world’s most efficient SIT projects including data centres. We are committed to the UNSDG’s and supporting our clients on their journey to becoming climate neutral.
We are looking for a talented Electrical Engineer/ Manager for our SIT business  with at least 8- 10 years of experience to join our team. You will lead a NL and/or cross-regional team to deliver services to our local and international clients.

We are a group of designers and engineers who overcome complex challenges in the built environment with creativity, technical expertise, passion and a commitment to designing with a social purpose.

We are looking to fill this permanent role which offers excellent prospects for career development and the opportunity to be involved in a diverse and challenging range of projects. The role is based in Amsterdam.  

About the role
As an integral member of our multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the design of various projects. You will be expected to take projects from initial brief through scheme & detail design to installation and commissioning support.

This role will harness your core electrical skills to provide technical guidance on multi-disciplinary projects, as well as mentoring and developing junior and senior colleagues. This role will also provide opportunity to use your management skills and experience in the delivery of design packages of medium-sized projects. 
We expect that you have experience in:

  • Leading teams of engineers for the development of various projects throughout all levels of design and construction.
  • Representing the design and / or discipline team in discussions with the client and contractors regarding topics such as:

    o    bespoke design solutions
    o    PUE and efficiencies
    o    TIER levels of resilience and business continuity
    o    testing and commissioning

Your responsibilities will include:
•    Client Relationship Management
•    Project Planning, Management and Leadership
•    Ensuring that all designs and documents are prepared to the highest standards
•    Compiling project reports and specifications
•    Conceptual design studies and reports
•    Mentoring and development of junior and senior engineers in the group

Your technical and personal competencies
You are a team player and enjoy working in a vibrant international environment on high profile projects where sustainability is central to the design. With a proven track record in building long lasting client relationships, developing targeted propositions and winning work integrating relevant technical expertise from across a multi-disciplinary firm. You are keen on taking on the responsibility for delivering our projects and you possess the following competences:

  • Technical skills: 8-10+ years of industry experience with focus on SIT project, datacentre’s and electrical design.
  • Client care skills: Proven capability to easily “tune in” to the client organisations we are working with – their values and their character.  Being comfortable with working as part of their team, but able to bring in the new expertise and thinking that is required.
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Experience in leading design teams: Experience of knowledge transfer and capacity building with client teams and internal teams, supporting their learning and capability building as a key outcome
  • Proven team player: Relationship builder with a reputation for integrity, evoking rapid trust and confidence in clients, colleagues, and teams alike.
  • Organised and adaptable with a flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Competent in design software packages.
  • A strong ability to communicate with the team and clients through sketching, drawing and in writing.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both English and Dutch language.
  • Highly motivated, inquisitive, proactive and willing to take on new challenges.

About Working at Arup  
At Arup, you will work alongside some of the most talented people, who share your ambition to make a difference while being part of an employee-owned company putting sustainable development at the heart of our work and strategy. 
You’ll get to work on projects that push people’s expectations of what’s possible, from inspiring buildings to projects that will shape our future and help us mitigate the impact of climate change. 
Learn more about working at Arup here #take-the-leap

About Working at Arup

At Arup, you will work alongside some of the most talented people , who share your ambition to make a difference, while being part of an employee-owned company putting sustainable development at the heart of what we do. You’ll get to work on projects that push people’s expectations of what’s possible, from inspiring buildings to projects that will shape our future and help us mitigate the impact of climate change.

Read more about working at Arup here: Your Life at Arup

Rewards and Benefits

Our rewards and benefits package includes:

  • Flexible and part-time working, including working from home
  • Global profit share linked to our global annual performance based on our membership organisation
  • 24 working days annual leave plus special occasions leave and option to purchase additional leave or sell extra-legal leave
  • Non-birth parent and adoption leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Mobility programme, including travel allowance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Tailored training and development, with formal training provided through Arup University.

Shape your time with us

At Arup we provide an immersive onboarding experience, allowing you to get to know your colleagues and understand the Arup culture, supported by an ongoing programme of social and cultural events. We provide a range of flexible working options. Arup strongly encourages continuous professional development and provides access to many training opportunities through our own Arup University and external vendors.  

If you are interested and would like to join us, please apply online!

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion 
Arup is committed to creating an inclusive working environment based on merit, fairness and respect. One that encourages talented people of any background to produce their best work of the highest quality. As a humane organisation, we embrace the skills, abilities and knowledge, that only a diverse and inclusive workforce can provide, to create solutions, and give advice, that improves society as a whole. We encourage all qualified candidates regardless of gender, disability, family or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, religion, belief, or sexual orientation. During the recruitment stages, we can take specific measures to accommodate candidates with special needs. We welcome applicants of all ages.  

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