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Senior Electrical Engineer Regulatory and Advisory services

  1. Epsom
  1. Clean power

Senior Electrical Engineer Regulatory and Advisory services

The UK Energy market is undergoing unprecedented change as the country strives towards a net zero carbon target. The sector must contend with high penetration of modern generation technologies, energy storage and prepare for the increased demand associated with the electrification of transport and heat as the countries progresses along the decarbonisation pathway.

This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of the energy sector, to deliver outstanding 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 Team:

Atkins are proud to be working at the heart of the challenges in the energy industry and within our Power team we are continually developing and growing within this area. Our team is currently delivering work across the Transmission and Distribution 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 Senior Engineers to join our Electrical 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 a senior position within our Electrical Engineering team based in Epsom, Leeds, Birmingham or 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 or working towards

Essential Criteria:

Relevant industrial experience in the Transmission or distribution sector

An understanding of the major engineering project and asset lifecycles

Good knowledge of electrical codes and standards and regulatory/financial incentives for transmission and distribution network investment in GB

Understanding of major project benchmarking and cost analysis

Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Maintain existing and develop new client relationships

Experience in 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

Desirable Criteria:

Experience in mentoring junior staff in task delivery

Experience in regulatory and technical due diligence (vendor or buyer side) of transmission and distribution network assets

Experience in business plan submissions for regulated utilities and/or innovation project developments

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.

Rewards and Benefits:

Please refer to our Rewards and Benefits page for details on our full benefits package

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in engineering, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities and inclusion in the workforce, as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house, as well as external training, for all our staff.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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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