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Assistant Engineer / Engineer Lighting

  • Job reference: TR-001973
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Colchester, Epsom
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, ambitious lighting professional to join the growing Lighting Systems practice at Atkins. The ideal candidate will have experience in a varied range of lighting applications across the highways, transportation and infrastructure sectors.

The successful candidate will be enjoying a successful career in lighting and be ready to take the next step in their development.



• Responsible for the delivery of technical consultancy support related to exterior lighting projects and businesses as required
• Liaising with customers in a responsive and client focused manner
• Supporting the Senior Engineer and other teams with the development of technical solutions reports and management of projects.
• Responsible for completion of specifically assigned tasks to time and cost.
• Adhering to the company’s Quality, Safety and Environmental procedures.
• Supporting the development of others.




• Appropriate academic qualifications
• Appropriate professional qualifications
• Experience of designing to British electrical and lighting standards (BS7671, BS5489 and BSEN 13201)
• Experience of Highways England or local authority requirements for relevant projects
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office software particularly MS Excel and Word
• Proficient in discipline design software particularly AutoCAD, Lighting Reality, Calculux and electrical cable sizing software.


• Proven ability to deliver high quality work within set timeframes.


• Registered with the Highway Electrical Association NHSS8 Scheme for Authorised Personnel
• G39 certificate held
• Experience of onsite inspections of highway lighting or highway electrical installations
• Experience in the use of AMTECH electrical design software
• Experience of the preparation of technical reports
• Experience in a range of technical areas such as:
o LED luminaire appraisals
o Central Management Systems
o Sustainability
• Carbon management techniques
• Driving Licence
• Flexibility for periods working away from normal office location

The Individual:

• Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
• A team player, dedicated to the delivery of projects
• Works to personally set deadlines with minimal supervision
• Confident and professional manner
• Able to use initiative and has a desire to continuously improve
• Enjoys working on simple, routine and complex projects
• Dedicated to continuous professional development

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