Senior Electrical Engineer

Posted 6 days ago by DIO


Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RL

About the job


Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work with a diverse range of talent. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

DIO is a workplace where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to flourish, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We aim to develop and support staff to meet the Department's objectives, and to fulfil their own potential.

We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities and we treat people fairly irrespective of their background.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.
To help achieve our objectives, we believe in six important values (Safety first, Collaboration, Integrity, Agility, Accountability and Enthusiasm) that underpin our vision and mission. These values equip us for the future and shape how we work together. These values are designed by DIO for DIO.

About DIO
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:
• Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
• Provide utilities services
• Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
• Provide a safe place to train
• Allocate Service Families Accommodation
• Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
• Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
• Act as steward of the Defence estate
• Provide the unarmed guarding service

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions including head office functions and specialisms such as surveyors, town planners, airfield pavement experts, foresters and construction engineers. We work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.

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Job description

The Challenge
Do you want a job where every day is different? Are you looking for a position that will consistently challenge your technical knowledge? If your answer is yes, then DIO’s Engineering and Construction Team is the place for you.

Working as a Senior Electrical Engineer and joining an integral part of the UK’s Defence will provide you with an opportunity to support challenging, diverse and unique projects. Recently, £200M has been invested into infrastructure to enable the state of the art F-35 Lightning to take flight, whilst keeping the base full operation. The high voltage supply to RAF Lossiemouth is being reinforced necessitating changes to the on-site distribution and generation with consideration being given to the provision of a new photovoltaic array facility. These are once in a life time projects that you will be able to make a difference to.

You will also have an opportunity to work with other specialists and provide both technical support and assurance activities on a variety of electrical systems in both the UK and overseas to ensure we meet our statutory obligations and military capability. These electrical systems range from extensive high voltage distribution and generation systems to electrical services within accommodation facilities, and also include specialist facilities such as: explosive and fuel installations, shore to ship supplies, airfield lighting, and renewable energy systems.

ResponsibilitiesA Senior Electrical Engineer will support the Head of Electrical Infrastructure Team, who who holds the technical responsibility in the following main areas:

• The implementation of the MOD’s electrical safe system of work including the development of the safety rules and procedures.
• To undertake assurance activities on electrical systems, equipment, and safety rules and procedures
• To investigate electrical incidents, accidents, and near misses and, where necessary, write safety Alerts.
• To represent MOD on MOD, NATO, national standardisation and industry committees; benchmark current policies and standards and update where necessary
• To provide specialist technical support to clients

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be primarily responsible for :
• Low voltage installations incl. those in potentially explosive atmospheres.
• Local generation incl. renewables

This position will provide you with an opportunity to travel within the UK and overseas in line with business need. It should be noted that some locations are particularly remote and travel to them can be difficult.

Desirable Experience & Skills

Experience and knowledge of high and low voltage supply arrangements, distribution, generation, and sub station earthing is desirable.


UK Driving Licence.
Travel to sites with UK and overseas will be required, some of which can be remote that candidates may struggle to access these locations by public transport alone.


Minimum of a Degree level (e.g. a Level 6 qualification) in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent subject matter


Chartered Engineer (or demonstrably working towards)


Corporate member of an appropriate Institution / institute pertinent to electrical engineering such as The Institution of Engineering and Technology or CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers).


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving</
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