Principal Electrical Engineer

Location: Hybrid/ Remote

Job type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Nuclear.

Our offering includes digital engineering, system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a highly motivated Principal Electrical Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

The Principal Electrical Engineer will provide support to the Engineering Manager. You will be responsible for producing engineering documentation and specifications for specific systems and conducting design reviews. You will be part of a team that has vast experience in electrical engineering systems with existing expertise in Power Distribution, Power Trains, Marine and Ship Distribution Systems including shore supply integration.

The successful candidate will develop designs including but not limited to schematics, vendor specifications, single line diagrams, LV / MV calculations, load schedules and systems performance specifications. The candidate will work in our existing engineering team with an excellent client focused work ethic.

Key responsibilities

  • Support design teams in the development of electrical requirements, loading and performance

  • Be able to mature designs for LV and MV systems including vendor selections

  • Understand the contractual and performance requirements for various systems and support the definition and associated acceptance criteria and events through design, build, integration, installation, and commissioning activities

  • Understand electrical interfaces and manage design architectures accordingly

  • Lead on projects as the electrical design authority and provide cost-effective solutions

  • Developing electrical design solutions to an agreed time, cost and quality in accordance with project milestones

  • Review relevant supplier documentation and ensure it is captured and recorded appropriately

  • Support the development of estimates for the scope of work and resources required to deliver it, to support bids, proposal development and project planning activities for various systems

  • Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications

  • Responding to formal Technical Queries

  • Carry out modelling calculations using modelling software for verification on electrical designs

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites

  • Qualified in Electrical / Power Engineering

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in industry

  • The position requires a combination of strong technical knowledge, analytical and innovative skills, commercial recognition, and proactive project management

  • Ability to lead the electrical discipline on projects including budget & schedule control / monitoring and reporting

  • Proven ability for equipment specification and selection and in ensuring compliance from the suppliers / partner organisations

  • Support to wider business including technical bid analysis, vendor drawing review and attendance at Factory Acceptance Tests ( FATs)

  • Good working knowledge of Amtech, ETAP or other power studies software is an advantage

  • Good interpersonal, organization skills and ability to work independently are essential

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal and an aptitude for taking initiatives are essential, as is the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to manage relationships with key stakeholders

  • Demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle

  • Knowledge and experience in maritime / naval / defence standards

  • Understanding of at least one of the following areas power system modelling; generators; switchgear; protection; power electronics (i.e. protection relays)


• Flexible Working

• Training and Development

• Excellent Company Standards

• Benefit Package

• Great team spirit

• Organisation social events

• Professional membership

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design, systems integration in the Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Nuclear sectors.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


• Collaboration and Teamwork

• Integrity, Trust and Accountability

• Safety and Security

• Client Focused

• Social Value and Impact

• Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

You must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to