Whether it’s Somerset or counties beyond it, finding an industrial electrical engineer that can provide for your needs can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time looking for the services of one.

That’s why, in this blog, we will share with you how to find the best industrial electrical engineers in Somerset.

Somerset Electrical Company Ltd is here to provide you with all the information you require regarding the work we do, and everything related to it. We are an established business with over 35 years of experience, specialising in domestic, industrial, and commercial electrical engineering.

What is the role of an electrical engineer?

Electrical engineers provide a host of services depending on the sector they operate in, whether that be industrial, domestic or commercial. Somerset Electrical Company Ltd operates in all three fields, so the services we provide are larger than other electrical engineers who focus on one field.

Some of our roles as electrical engineers include…

  • Repair of electrical systems and/or equipment.
  • Troubleshooting mechanical issues that involve the flow of electricity.
  • Installation or renewal of an electrical distribution board.
  • Renewal or installation of lighting systems.
  • Installation and testing of emergency lighting.
  • Installation of new supplies for machinery.
  • Installing home appliances/lighting.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing electrical issues in a home or business.
  • Compliance testing for electrical systems.
  • Testing, inspections and certifications.

And much more.

Can anyone do electrical engineering?

No. You must have the relevant qualifications in order to begin to be an electrical engineer, aside from qualifications, you also need to have experience. This may mean shadowing an established electrician and assisting them. 

If you fail to gain the relevant qualifications, but persist in providing electrical engineering services, you are doing so illegally, and as a result, can face legal proceedings if caught. In addition, you are putting people’s lives and livelihoods at risk. 

Because you don’t have the formal training, you may have no idea if the work you’ve done has made a building into a fire hazard, or put the life of someone at risk who could get an electric shock.

We strongly encourage you to pursue the qualifications if electrical engineering is what you want to establish a career in. 

How do you know you require an industrial electrical engineer?

An industrial electrical engineer is someone who oversees complex electrical installations in environments such as warehouses, factories, distribution hubs etc. These electrical installations can allow for the usage of systems such as…

  • Lighting
  • Air conditioning 
  • Security systems
  • Communication systems
  • Alarm systems

And more…

Industrial electrical engineers face complex problems. Using a security system at a distribution hub, for example, the engineer would need to figure out how to safely and efficiently wire possibly hundreds of cameras, that all feed back to the security room, which presents its own challenges. This is why you can’t use just any electrician for any installation job.

Here are some simple signs you can look out that can tell you whether you require an industrial electrical engineer or not…

  • You are installing new appliances or technology that requires installation from a qualified industrial electrical engineer.
  • You are experiencing electrical issues, whether that be power supply, or inconsistent voltage to certain areas.
  • Your electricity regularly trips, but you can’t find the cause of it.
  • You have had an extension or extensive building work done on your industrial site and require wiring.
  • Electrics have been damaged and need replacing and testing to ensure they fit the standards required.

What happens if I don’t use a qualified industrial electrical engineer?

Neglecting to use a qualified industrial electrical engineer could result in your industrial site experiencing further problems, including problems that could endanger the life of the staff and possibly the wider public. 

Qualification is essentially a certification to show that you’ve done the required training and have the relevant experience necessary to be an electrician on an official basis. Your industrial site is definitely not worth risking over someone who can’t provide a qualification for the work you need them to undertake. 

How to find the best industrial electrical engineers in Somerset

To find the best industrial electrical engineers in Somerset, asking the following questions, and finding the answer to them will help you find the best industrial electrical engineer that you require.

How long have they been operating?

See which industrial electrical engineers in Somerset have been established for a long time. For example, we at Somerset Electrical Company Ltd have been established for over 35 years.

A business that has been operating for decades is usually an indication that they are an established and respected business, with expertise and qualities that have always been needed, and therefore facilitated by them.

What do they do?

Some industrial electrical engineers may keep their work strictly to warehouses or factories, whereas others my deal with commercial electric engineering. 

Somerset Electrical Company Ltd tackles electrical engineering not only in commercial and industrial settings, but domestically too. Meaning we can help businesses and homeowners alike, with no compromise on the professional services we offer.

What do other customers say?

Whether you know them personally, or through reviews, understanding the perspective of other customers brings an unfiltered understanding of whom the people think the best businesses are. 

In this case, reputable businesses that provide a service will typically provide testimonials from customers that they provided a service for, in addition to showing you the projects they undertake.

A good vs bad electrical engineer

A good electrical engineer will…

  • Display or tell you their qualifications and where they were obtained from upon request.
  • Will always keep you informed of what work is required.
  • Will inform you of additional costs you may incur as a result of their work.
  • Provide you with guidance on how to avoid electrical problems going forward.
  • Follows all the necessary safety precautions.

A bad electrical engineer will…

  • Be defensive or avoid a request that involves divulging their qualifications.
  • Is constantly unsure or unable to tell you what work is needed after their diagnostic.
  • Tries to run up the cost of their service and not inform you of it.
  • Cannot provide guidance on maintenance or practices you can take to avoid electrical problems.
  • Neglect safety, whether that be in their equipment, or method of practice.

How much do electrical engineers cost?

The cost of an electrical engineer’s services varies between three factors. 

  1. The size of the job at hand.
  2. The service that is required. (Installation, certification, etc)
  3. The labour and possible parts needed.

That being said, different providers may include additional factors in their estimations for a job. Costs will vary between services that provide electrical engineers, be sure to make contact and obtain quotes to get the best price possible for you.

How to contact the best industrial electrical engineers in Somerset

We appreciate you taking the time to read through the information we provided, and hope it was of great help to you. Within this blog, our aim was to show you how to find the best industrial electrical engineers in Somerset, whilst providing supplementary information to give you the best understanding possible.

Loyally serving businesses in Somerset and further afield for over 35 years, Somerset Electrical Company Ltd can undertake many types of electrical work including…

  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Certification
  • Fault-finding
  • Installations in a home, business or industrial premises.

To find out more about the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is always happy to offer advice, guidance, and answers to any queries you may have. Our experienced and knowledgeable team is here to provide you with the best electrical services in Somerset. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.



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01278 284894