Assistant Development Engineering Designer

Posted 22 July 2021
Salary £64,000
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureSustainability
ReferenceADED - 10
Contact NameLouis Blaser

Job description


One of the Largest Energy Suppliers in the World are looking for a Development Engineering Designer to join their highly successful I&C Solutions team.

Job Purpose

Carry out customer site visits, develop likely realistic/commercially viable concept ideas and present these to the customer to stimulate purchase appetite.

  • Provide the proposal development to the customer together with Sales, from initial concept through to final contracted orders.
  • Help produce designs for projects from concept through to detailed design, co-ordinating with third party design consultants as required.
  • To help the team investigate and develop packaged initiative developments to support repeat market and sector sales
  • To support the team in providing sales technical support and training as required.
  • To interact with the design group to ensure learnings and the engineering security of initiatives and ideas are maintained as sensible, deliverable and affordable.

Main Responsibilities:

Identify feasibility criteria for projects and work with sales team to ensure that they are met by opportunities presented to the customer.

  • Identify realistic and creative concept ideas when presented with initial customer information and present them in a way that is enticing for people with or without technical background.
  • Ensure customer’s technical requirements, challenges and profiles are met with the proposals with acceptable levels of client change and risk.
  • Draft programme from sales handover to final proposal / contract signature (in agreement with Design and Project Management).
  • Continuously keep knowledge on technological developments up to date and liaise with new/innovative stakeholders in the industry.
  • Ensure only potential projects that are technically and commercially promising are pursued further.
  • Develop sensible (commercially, technically and from a sales-perspective) LOI proposals to the customer together with Sales as required.
  • Help develop designs to further develop/evaluate concept ideas to detailed design stage of a project.
  • Work with external design consultants to develop designs.
  • Initiate/ prepare tender process (if required).
  • Suggest appropriate suppliers and liaise with Project Management about their selection, involve procurement/HSSE for their onboarding as required.
  • Write specifications (in conjunction with external engineering support as required) using the technical documents provided by Designers.
  • Evaluate Tenders.
  • Technical support in client and supplier contract negotiations.

Key Skill Requirements:

Good overview of the project portfolio and sufficient knowledge about the applied technologies to conceive good solutions using them and explaining these to the customer.

  • Ability to think fast and quickly come up with viable ideas capable of high conversion ratios.
  • Responsible for developing business cases up to £20m.
  • Responsible for management for all project development risk up to £10m professional indemnity levels.
  • Commercial mentality with a strong feel for moving the business forward.
  • Numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and information and produce it in a clear and logical format.
  • Proven track record in the energy industry.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to take a confident and diplomatic approach with colleagues, contractors, customers and senior managers.
  • Strong networking abilities.
  • Willingness to continuously improve and to learn from mistakes.
  • Strong understanding of the commercial impact of activities.
  • Understanding of C(DM) responsibilities.
  • Good skills in specification writing/assessment and tender assessment.
  • Working knowledge of standard and more advanced PC software tools (such as MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD, modelling software, etc) and the ability and willingness to learn working with new software tools.
  • Knowledge of various forms of contract that could be applicable to the variety of offered projects preferable.
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial on-site generation technologies such as gas engines, steam boilers, absorption chillers, heat pumps, PV etc. preferable.
  • In-depth knowledge about any other lot relevant for offered projects (construction, civil engineering, services installation, IT, etc.) preferable.
  • Engineering qualification e.g. Degree/HNC or equivalent preferable but not mandatory.
  • Full UK driving licence.


For more information or to apply for the role please send your CV to;

Louis Blaser



Please get in touch with any queries on:

+44 (0) 203 640 2130

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