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Overhead Line Design Engineer

Birmingham, UK ● Leeds, UK ● London, UK ● Stowmarket IP14, UK Req #2378
13 June 2024

Overhead Line Design Engineer

Leeds, Birmingham, Stwomarket, London (Hybrid, Office, Site)


SALARY + Car/Car Allowance + Flexible Benefits


Freedom Professional Services are currently recruiting an Overhead Line Design Engineer to join our team. You will be based from either our Leeds, Birmingham, Stowmarket or London offices, with options to work from Home. You will be required to Travel as and when required for client meetings, internal team meetings or site visits.


Some of the key deliverables in this role will include:

  • Undertake the design of OHL projects, ensuring compliance with technical and safety standards, and client requirements.
  • Responsible for all aspects of OHL design, including conductor sizing and modelling, insulation selection, lightning protection, line routing, PLS-CAD modelling, clearance checking and structure and foundation design and analysis using PLS-TOWER or PLS-POLE.
  • Production of technical documents, such as engineering reports, specifications, drawings, and calculations, ensuring accuracy and compliance with industry standards.
  • Preparation of proposals for OHL design projects, including determination of design scope, allocating resource, costing, program and deliverables.


What we’re looking for:

If the above sounds exciting and something you're well versed in, then we'd love to hear from you!

You will work with the Senior OHL engineer and assist with the design and delivery of overhead line (OHL) new build and refurbishment projects


You must have Qualifications and experience in:

  • Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • OHL design at transmission and distribution voltages  including both wood pole and lattice steel tower OHL design.
  • Experience in the design of folded steel pole OHL structures desirable.
  • A good level of technical experience in the production of designs, calculations, reports & drawings associated with new build and refurbishment OHL projects from 11kV – 400kV.
  • Experience in using design software such as PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, and PLS-TOWER.
  • Have a good understanding of CDM 2015 and the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations
  • Full UK driving license.



We're always evolving our benefits to ensure we're attracting and retaining great people.  Some of what you can expect includes: 

  • Car/Car allowance
  • Pension with employer contribution
  • Personal Wellbeing and Volunteer Days
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Free 24/7 365 Employee Assistance Program to support mental health and well-being (including counselling sessions and legal advice)
  • Flexible benefits to suit from Dental Insurance, Gym Memberships, Give As You Earn, Travel Insurance, Tax Free Bikes.
  • Personal development programme

Next Steps: 


As a business, we’re on a journey to build on our culture where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. This starts with recruitment and how we bring people into the organisation.   

We’ll do our best to outline the recruitment process to you ahead of time with plenty of notice.If you require any accommodations to participate in the application or interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to ensure your needs are met. 

About Us 

Freedom are part of the NG Bailey Group, one of the leading independent engineering and services businesses in the UK. Founded in 1921, with a turnover of £500m and 3000 employees, we are proud of our history of developing great people through our investment in training.  

You will be working as part of a team where we are committed to creating a culture where we treat each other fairly and with respect, recognising everyone as an individual.  

Progression is something we value and we will make sure that when you join us you have a clearly defined development path, supported by regular reviews, training and ongoing support to enable you to be the best you can be

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  • Birmingham, UK
  • Leeds, UK
  • London, UK
  • Stowmarket IP14, UK