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Assistant Telecommunications Design Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-001946
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Glasgow
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Why not...

Within the Atkins Transportation Business, we embrace all aspects of rail and highways telecommunications systems design. For rail this involves fixed lineside telecommunications for train operations, train radio communications and station information and security systems. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual wishing to develop their career in Rail Telecommunications Engineering who, with the appropriate level of supervision, will create telecommunications engineering designs for a variety of multi-disciplinary engineering projects.

We currently have an opportunity within our Transportation Design office in Glasgow, commencing autumn 2017.


• Assist in the planning of and take part in lineside and station infrastructure surveys and to document and report survey findings
• Contribute to the delivery of engineering designs and to report on design progress and escalate problems, working within defined budgets and time constraints
• Assist with preparation of technical reports, specifications and tender documents
• Produce Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings using Microstation / Autocad


• Degree qualification in electrical/electronic engineering or related discipline (or equivalent)
• Confident user of Microsoft Office Packages (Word, Excel)
• Two years’ experience working in a similar role previously
• Experience using CAD packages would be an advantage, but not essential
• A Team player, who is able to show initiative and work independently when required
• Excellent communications skills
• Willing to travel and work at various locations within the UK, which may include unsocial hours on an occasional basis.

Training and Development

We encourage career progression and there is the opportunity to further develop your career. We would expect to work with you in developing your career aspirations through staff appraisal, offering a range of opportunities and appropriate training designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and where appropriate to achieve professional engineering qualifications.

We also encourage self-development to achieve Chartered Engineer status or other professional engineering qualifications.

Additionally, we require engineers to document their work based competencies through the IRSE Design Licensing Scheme.

Reward and Benefits

Employees are entitled to a wide range of rewards and benefits
• 25 days paid annual leave + 8 bank holidays + the ability to sell and buy days
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Professional fees paid
• Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice
• + a number of other flexible benefit and reward schemes

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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