Assistant Electrical Engineer

  1. York


We started out as Atkins– one of the most respected international design, engineering and project management consultancies. Today we’re a core part of SNC-Lavalin, and we’re offering employees all the benefits you’d expect from a strong global company with enhanced scale, capabilities, expertise and more. Complementary geographies broaden our opportunities. And we’re already meeting fast growing demands for innovation and technology, from breakthroughs in transport to making Virtual Reality part of the delivery process. When it comes to the competition, we are more agile, more responsive and more effective.

Join a business that works on high-profile projects with forward-thinking clients. We are a diverse mix of people from all backgrounds and life-stages – from fresh apprentices and graduates, right up to long-serving employees with invaluable knowledge. With a truly multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, you’ll discover an energetic environment where you can rise to your next challenge.

With a goal to be a truly inclusive employer, we’re pursuing improvements for all underrepresented groups and promoting a more inclusive culture for everyone in the SNC-Lavalin Atkins family. We’ve also signed Time to Change, pledging to smash the stigma around mental health by talking about it and guiding behaviour across all levels of our business.

We’re already an industry leader when it comes to supporting employees with out-of-work commitments, like mum and dads, athletes and reservists. 

We offer:

• Great flexible working choices
• Option to buy up to 15 days extra holiday a year
• Two days a year #givingback as a volunteer

It’s an exciting time to join the railway industry with billions of pounds of investment projects to be delivered in the coming years, both in the UK and around the world. Atkins are playing a key part in modernising the UK railway network. Being part of our transportation team, you will have opportunities to be involved in preparing infrastructure for a greener future on high profile projects across the length and breadth of the UK and internationally. 

We are looking to recruit into our EMC Team. The work will include undertaking design of railway infrastructure systems, initially under the supervision of experienced engineers but rapidly taking on more responsibilities. In addition to office based design there will be a requirement to undertake site surveys and liaise with other disciplines and clients. Successful candidates will soon develop a detailed knowledge of railway infrastructure and how different engineering and non-engineering disciplines work together to create the whole system in a safety critical environment. 

Training and support will be provided to ensure successful candidates are competent in the technical and safety aspects of the role and are able to develop a rewarding long-term career.

Successful candidates may also qualify for inclusion onto the Atkins Graduate Training Programme.


• Safety and technical assurance including EMC (electromagnetic compatibility), EMF (electromagnetic fields) and high voltage earthing and bonding.

• Participate in Hazard Workshops and Risk Assessments

• Design, calculations, drawings and assurance 

• Project engineering of work packages

• Site works

• Report writing

• Client engagement activities from the outset, including attending project meetings, issuing project updates

• Planning, management and implementing works

• Responsible for ensuring that all works are carried out safely.

We will support you with mentoring and training to drive forward your career progression through the company as opportunities become available to you.Requirements:We are looking for individuals with drive and enthusiasm, who possess outstanding communication skills and have the ability to work in a team. You will ideally hold a Masters or Batchelor Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering / Physics / Power Distribution (or related courses) and possess the ability to communicate excellently with colleagues and clients and to operate in a competitive and commercial environment.The Individual • The drive and self-motivation to achieve chartered status with a professional body and to continuously develop your technical & behavioural skills• Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions• Able to work and communicate effectively within multidisciplinary teams• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Ability to work on your own initiative• Flexible approach to work• Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgements. 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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