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Electrical Engineer (Forensic Investigation) - Cambridge

£50000 - £60000 per annum

Electrical Engineer (Forensic Investigation) Cambridge

Salary & Package: £50k - £60k Bonus Car Allowance 10% Pension Medical/Life Insurance Holidays

Are you a degree educated Electrical Engineer with an interest in failure analysis, forensic investigation and working out the root cause of technical issues? We have a great career opportunity for a Forensic Electrical Engineer to be trained by Experts in Forensic Engineering. This career opportunity is rewarding, extremely challenging and a unique proposition for those who thrive on technically focused work. You will learn from the experts within the Electrical Engineering industry. 

The Company

My client is very well established in providing a wide range of forensic investigation services and root cause analysis for the insurance and risk management industries as well as the legal profession. They have offices in the UK & abroad with experienced scientists and engineers undertaking investigations worldwide.

The Role

Investigate the causes or likely causes of incidents such as fires, electrical failures and accidents and provide prompt and accurate advice to the client to assist in determining liability. You will be required to provide a rapid response to an instruction, attending the scene within 24 hours of the event if required. A preliminary report will be required within three days setting out the most probable cause and a proposed strategy for further investigation. When needed, a full and detailed scientific investigation will then be carried out in order to formulate a clear and impartial report.

Key Responsibilities of the role (including, but not limited to;)

  • Carry out thorough site based investigations

  • Accurately gather evidence and record correctly

  • Carry out and amend risk assessments as appropriate

  • Communicate with clients regularly

  • Conduct detailed examinations and analysis of failed equipment or components

  • Analysis information from other investigations and consultants

  • Devise and carry out testing of components and materials

  • Review technical information

  • Prepare reports for Court proceedings

  • Provide Expert Witness evidence in Court

  • Conduct site audits as required

Ideally you will;

  • Have attained a good honours degree (ideally a 1st) in an engineering or science based subject

  • As a minimum, be working towards a Chartered status in a specific discipline

  • A higher degree of study or research (eg MSc or PhD) is desirable

  • Be able to identify colours, particularly when working with electrical wiring

  • Be able to complete a day’s site work including some physical exertion

  • Have the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly, both verbally and in writing, to others less informed than yourself

  • Be prepared to work unpredictable hours, as and where the work demands

  • Have gained several years of postgraduate experience

  • Be able to drive and own your own vehicle

Interested? To apply for the Electrical Engineer (Forensic Engineer) Position, here are your two options:

1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let’s talk through your experience. Ask for Michelle Fletcher on  0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5pm.

2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know.

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Electrical Test Engineer (HV)

£45000 - £50000 per annum

Test Engineer - Electrical

The Role

Due to continued growth of the business, my client have a need for an additional Test Engineer to join their existing team. The successful person will be part of a highly skilled team, responsible for providing both field and office support for transmission underground cable systems. This role is based from home and will require some European travel (about 20%), typical working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and a Company Vehicle and Phone will be provided.

The Company

My client are a Worldwide Company that provide lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. Their expertise in engineering, testing and inspection is trusted by their Worldwide client base. They employ over 1000 engineers and technical experts.


  • To provide engineering field and office support for transmission underground cable systems

  • Perform high voltage electrical testing and diagnosis on transmission class cable systems

  • Perform other low voltage testing, inspection and engineering services in the field and lab environments

  • Conduct and manage products

  • Coordinate equipment maintenance, inventory and transport of test equipment to and from job-site.

  • Develop technical work instructions, collect test data and write technical test reports

The Right Person

The successful Test Engineer will be educated to degree level or studying Electrical Engineering towards a bachelors degree as well as having a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in the discipline of various substation equipment services. You will also have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Power, transmission and distribution systems

  • Electrical prints, schematics and single-line diagrams

  • Substation components e.g. transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, arresters, switches, automation, insulated power cables, overhead line conductors and insulators

  • Metering instrumentation hardware and software

  • Substation equipment and their functions

  • Electrical hazards, limits of approach and working near live equipment

  • Experience in advanced electrical testing is preferred

Interested? Here are your options:

1. “This is the job for me, I meet all the requirements” – Call now and let’s talk through your experience. Ask for Jon Webster between 8.30am – 5.30pm

2. “I think I’m right for this position, but I’m not sure about some of the detail” – Click “apply now” so I can read your CV and come back to you.

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