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Expert Profile

Simon Rae

Simon Rae

Technical Expert

Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
European Engineer (EUR ING)
BTEC Level 7 Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence.
Level 3 Certificates in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671 2008, 2018 & AMD2(2022) - City & Guilds 2382.
National Certificate, Electrical Installation.
Higher National Certificate, Computer Aided Draughting and Design.
Society of Construction Law
Middle East


  • Electrical Building Services Engineer
  • Over 20 years’ professional experience
  • Experience across a wide range of sectors
  • Appointed as an expert and has also provided expert assistance on a number of disputes
  • High Voltage Authorised Person


Simon is an Electrical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the building services industry across a wide range of sectors including defence, power, public, retail, education, leisure, industrial, commercial, and healthcare.

Simon has experience of leading projects from conception through to final delivery including the project management, coordination, and the design of electrical building services on a range of projects working to tight deadlines and ensuring delivery of the projects within the tight constraints of client programmes.

Simon has detailed knowledge of various electrical building services systems such as, low voltage electrical distribution (cables, containment, switchgear), standby generation, UPS’s, small power, lighting & emergency lighting, fire alarms, intruder detection, access control, emergency call, lightning protection and data. Simon has significant experience of containment sizing, cable calculations, lighting calculations, plant room planning, riser sizing and electrical maximum demand load assessments.

Simon possesses a well-developed commercial acumen and is able to manage challenging programmes whilst maintaining quality assurance and ensuring client satisfaction.

Simon is experienced in litigation work and forensic engineering. The depth and breadth of his experience allows him to engage with the technical complexities of each case, and provides him with a sound understanding of the applicable standards, codes and regulations. Simon has been directly appointed as an expert. He has also provided expert assistance on a number of disputes.

Simon wrote an article entitled `Calculated risk: intelligent use of low-voltage electrical design software’, which was published in the CIBSE journal in May 2023.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • Successfully completed external cross examination courses

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Ward Hadaway LLP