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Assistant / Graduate Electrical Systems Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-001721
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: York
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. We support our clients in the rail industry worldwide to realise their vision and achieve success from their capital investment programmes. From excellence in engineering design, infrastructure and rail vehicles, to programme management of multidiscipline investment projects, we provide customers with services covering every aspect of rail operations. 

It’s an exciting time to join the railway industry with billions on 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. For example, we are the designer for over two thirds of the UK’s massive nationwide electrification programme. Being part of our rail team you will have opportunities to be involved in preparing the railways for a greener future on high profile projects stretching from South Wales and the West of England to Scotland.

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.



·         Design, calculations, drawings and assurance for assigned projects

·         Project engineering of work packages

·         Site works

·         Report writing

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

·         Planning, procuring, management and implementing of works

·         Responsible for ensuring that all works are carried out safely

·         Safety and technical assurance including EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and high voltage earthing


We will support you with mentoring and training to drive forward your career progression through the company as opportunities become available to you.


We are looking for individuals with drive and enthusiasm, who possess outstanding communication skills and have the ability to work in a team. Typically you will 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 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.  

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