Lead Electrical Engineer

Full time (Hybrid) Norwich

At Aquaterra Energy we specialise in providing engineering solutions and equipment to the global offshore energy industry – helping clients drive efficient and sustainable offshore operations from drilling and field development, to decommissioning, carbon capture and storage, renewable, and hydrogen projects.

We're looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer to join our expanding team. This is an important role within the team, one that requires a qualified HND or equivalent standard in a Electrical discipline with proven experience in electrical systems, distribution and MCC systems design for offshore platforms.

About the role:

  • Engage proactively with Project Managers to deliver engineering support and ensure projects are adequately managed and supported with suitable resources.
  • Ensure that engineering resources proactively engage with Project Management team to develop suitable project designs & documents.
  • Manage & provide updates on engineering design and progress.
  • Provide direction where required for design concepts and delivery scopes.
  • Coordinate and participate in design reviews.
  • Act as Design Authority for Electrical Systems on associated projects.
  • Engineering input into optioneering, scoping, feasibility studies and detail design projects together with providing support to other disciplines in delivery of the project scopes.
  • Design systems and products, providing best practice solutions into; Control gear and Switch gear, Electrical Transformation and distribution, Earthing and bonding systems, UPS, LV/MV/HV, Lighting, Small power, Solar generation and batteries/Renewable energy, Load shedding, Induction motors, Inverter drives and motor controls, cable sizing, electrical management and control systems.
  • Working closely with project controls to estimate costs and timescales.
  • Work to British (BS), European (EN) and other relevant standards.
  • Identify customer requirements, and interpret into project deliverables including specifications, data sheets, drawings.
  • At Aquaterra Energy we believe that all employees have the opportunity to contribute positively to our sales targets be it through direct client interactions or the provision of their work internally. An understanding of the sales process and customer focus is an expectation for every employee and therefore appropriate training will be provided and must be attended by all.

About you:

  • Educated to a minimum of HND or equivalent standard in a Electrical discipline.
  • Proven experience in delivery of project scopes.
  • Proven experience in application of DSEAR
  • Previous industry experience.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft packages
  • Proven understanding of the design process and ability to demonstrate working knowledge of brief / scope documents, design concepts, and technical experience (calculations etc.)


  • Training and development
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Matching pension contribution
  • Life cover x 4 basic salary
  • 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday leave + one day after one years’ service
  • Long service awards
  • Option to purchase additional holidays
  • Reduced gym membership
  • Employee assistance scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Funded sports, social and charity events
  • Cycle to work scheme

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex, religion, race, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity status, disability or neurodivergent status. Our people are valued, respected and encouraged to be their unique selves. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential, to be heard, included and to inspire great new ideas, to help Aquaterra Energy build a fantastic place to work. We are committed to accelerating our efforts supporting inclusion and diversity in our workplaces and communities to drive change.