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Senior Electrical Engineer

Building Services - Electrical
Europe Region
COR000044 Requisition #

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life ground-breaking projects across the globe.

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.


Senior Electrical Engineer (Cork Office)

We currently have a requirement for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Building Engineering group in our Cork office.  We are a group of multi-disciplinary engineers who overcome highly complex challenges in the built environment with creativity, technical expertise, passion and a commitment to designing with a social purpose.

This is a permanent role* and offers excellent prospects for career development (*We are also open to contractors). The successful candidate will assume a lead role in a diverse and challenging range of design projects across all sectors (commercial, healthcare, technology, industrial and 3rd level education). Our global and local teams continue to lead the market in terms of our focus and continued innovation around sustainability and digital buildings.

You will be responsible for the design of various projects and will be expected to take them from initial brief through scheme & detail design to installation and commissioning support.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning and Management (resources and fees).
  • Preparation of design & contract documentation and specifications.
  • Designing and reviewing design work of intermediate and junior engineers.
  • Design of systems including but not limited to electrical distribution, small power, lighting & emergency lighting, fire detection & alarm, ICT, security and vertical transportation.
  • Co-ordination of work with all members of design teams (architect, engineers of all disciplines, QS, etc.).
  • Ensuring that all designs and documents are prepared to the highest standards.
  • Estimating, Procurement and Cost Control on projects.
  • Compiling project reports.
  • Conceptual design studies and reports.
  • Mentoring and development of intermediate and junior engineers in the group.
  • Liaising with the supply chain and contractors to co-ordinate the successful delivery of the MEP installations.

Your Education/Profile:

  • Masters or Degree in Electrical Services engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 8-years post-qualification experience, most of which will be in design gained within a consultancy environment.
  • Experience in design of projects across multiple sectors. 
  • Chartered Engineer status (or close to achieving status).
  • Technically excellent with in-depth knowledge of relevant standards and regulations.
  • Experience in leading design teams.
  • Experience in using Revit and directing engineers using Revit.
  • Proven team player.
  • Organised and adaptable, with a flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Competent in electrical design software.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Highly motivated, pro-active and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design of Building Services Electrical systems
  • As a senior MEP grade, a core knowledge of Building Services Mechanical systems.


What to expect at Arup 

  • A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being
  • part of a team who enjoy what they do.
  • Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.
  • We believe that flexible arrangements, such as hybrid working, create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people.
  • Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.
  • Competitive performance-based salary growth.
  • A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.
  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients as we embrace digital transformation.


Join us in shaping a better world

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and

has made us leaders in sustainable development. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  


'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect. At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or with your colleagues by joining staff networks such as those for women, culture or the LGBTQ+ community. At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best.

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland and we were named Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the year in 2020.




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