What does an Electrical Designer do?

Electrical designers create and design electrical systems turning to their expertise on how electricity works to create wiring and power distribution diagrams that fit an individual project’s needs. They examine the electrical needs of new buildings to best supply it. Sometimes, they talk to makers of revamped appliances to determine how to get them to perform at capacity and electrically safe. Electrical designers collaborate with homeowners, architects, and construction firms, and manufacturers and ask them to design circuits and switchboards for their machinery and equipment.

Electrical designers assist power distribution, utility, and telecommunication companies with public grids and route wires. They use CAD software to draft what an electrical system looks like, and they make sure to include electrical specifications and detailed drawings. Electrical designers need an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with a concentration on math, physics, and science and specifics, including electrical circuits and digital electronics.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Electrical Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£44,403 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £44K
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Electrical Designer Career Path

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Electrical Designer Insights

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AMA Consulting Engineers P.CAMA Consulting Engineers P.C
Electrical Designer
23 Feb 2021

“Good teamwork and quality projects”

TMEIC International CorporationTMEIC International Corporation
Electrical Design Engineer
14 Oct 2020

“good work and life balance”

Electrical Designer
19 Apr 2021

“Pay is not fair for amount of work and responsibilities.”

Kiewit CorporationKiewit Corporation
Electrical Designer
28 May 2020

“Everyone in my department was more than willing to help me in my young career.”

Electrical Permit Designer
18 Sep 2019

“Management was understanding and accomodating of my student/employee schedule.”

Greatech IntegrationGreatech Integration
Electrical Designer
29 Apr 2021

“Good Salary and Bonus issue.”

Audubon EngineeringAudubon Engineering
Electrical Designer
9 Feb 2021

“Hours are inconsistent and job is not secure.”

Electrical Design Engineer
29 Jun 2020

“life balance is not so good”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an electrical designer

The most similar professions to electrical designer are:
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The most common qualifications to become an electrical designer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.