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Control & Instrumentation Engineer

  1. Glasgow
  1. Nuclear

Job Title

Lead/Senior C&I Engineer – Energy Systems

The Global Energy market is undergoing unprecedented change as the world strives towards a net zero carbon target. The sector must contend with high penetration of modern generation and storage technologies, prepare for the increased demand associated with the electrification of transport, the birth of the hydrogen economy and address the challenges of safe operation and decommissioning of aging and legacy assets as the we progress along the decarbonisation pathway. 

This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of the energy sector, to deliver outstanding and innovative projects and be part of the solution to delivering Net Zero. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind. 

Building strong and trusted relationships is a key part of this role. You’ll enjoy working with others, sometimes at client sites, sometimes from our offices. You will be given the opportunity to develop your career and play a critical role supporting the development and implementation of our client’s projects.

We pride ourselves in offering a truly multi-disciplinary working environment and bring with it exciting opportunities to influence a project in its entirety from beginning to end. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects.

If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with Atkins might lead, then we would like to hear from you.

About the Project or About the Team

Atkins are proud to be working at the heart of the challenges in the energy industry and within our Energy Systems team we are continually developing and growing within this area. Our team is currently delivering work across the generation, energy storage and decentralised energy sectors across the UK as well as supporting other Energy and infrastructure business sectors. We are in a position where we need to grow our team to enhance our capability and strengthen our service offering. As such we are recruiting Lead & Senior Engineers to join our EC&I Engineering team.  

What you’ll be doing

Atkins is a fast paced, innovative, and exciting environment to develop your career, that offers excellent opportunity to work on a broad variety of projects and technologies with exciting opportunities for technical and personal development.  The right individual will play a key part in maintaining our best in class reputation and be part of an integrated team. 

You will be working in an influential position within our EC&I Engineering team based in Strathclyde Business Park near Glasgow. Building strong and trusted relationships is a key part of this role. You’ll enjoy working with others, sometimes directly at client sites, sometimes from our offices. You’ll be client focused – being able interface with clients, understand their needs and convert opportunities into successful workstreams. 

The ever-changing conditions of the industry means we need individuals who can adapt, change and thrive when working in dynamic environments. Our global opportunities and innovation initiatives will allow you to excel and build upon your strengths as we continue our growth into existing and exciting emerging markets. 

You’ll need to have


  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Chartered Engineer through the IET

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant industrial experience in the energy sector
  • An understanding of the engineering project and asset lifecycles
  • Good knowledge of design processes and systems integration
  • Experience of working with safety related systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain existing and develop new client relationships
  • Aptitude for leading a team and developing junior engineers
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites when required
  • Capability to work under tight deadlines while achieving objectives with the ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately
  • Track record in working safely on industrial and high hazard sites

About us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by numerous stable and long-term framework agreements with key clients.

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in most regions of the world, and in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.

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 refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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