Senior / Principal Electrical / Power Engineer

Atkinsréalis Latest Projects Articles

Senior / Principal Electrical / Power Engineer


Atkinsréalis Latest Projects Articles, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 1 week ago, 4 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 6bd0872f3b174737955c2491574d2147

Full Job Description

Do you enjoy working in safety critical industries? Do you like delivering solutions to technical problems? Are you looking for a new challenge in your career but with the right work-life balance?

Join us as a Senior Electrical / System Engineer in our Nuclear & Power Division and you'll deliver innovative consultancy advice to support our clients through the completion of safety assessments, engineering / design substantiation and operational support.

In the Electrical and System Engineering teams, you will join an expanding group supporting power generation, nuclear new build and decommissioning markets.

You'll help solve a wide variety of interesting problems for our clients during a significant period of growth. As you progress you will develop and mentor teams of engineers to further support our growth.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture.

So, talk to us about what's ideal for you from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

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Your purpose :

The role will entail providing advice during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear and power generation facilities.

This may include the following :

  • Provision of specialist consultancy advice on power station high voltage apparatus.

  • Operational & Maintenance technical support including : trouble-shooting, condition assessment, failure investigation, performance optimisation, legislative compliance and process safety to operational nuclear, thermal and renewable power generation sites.

  • Specification of plant and equipment to achieve process objectives.

  • Preparation of technical guidance documents and engineering standards for ongoing asset management.

  • Plant assessments and life-extension exercises to assist Clients with investment decision making processes.

  • Review of plant equipment, systems and operating regimes to identify problems and develop improvement and upgrade plans.

  • Review and assessment of plant in the role of both owner's and bank's engineer.

  • Technical due diligence assessment of assets to support potential acquisitions.

  • Design, manufacture and repair advice on high voltage electrical machines for power generation and large industrial applications.

  • Preparation and delivery of technical training courses.

  • Other key aspects of the role will include assisting in the production of bids and proposals and implementing and contributing to safety initiatives.

    You will also liaise with operators, designers and clients, building a strong relationship with them., The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time.

    We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale.

    So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.

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    Meeting your needs :

    When you start with us, you'll enjoy Total Reward, a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs.

    From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

    Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview.

    And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

    New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below, 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. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.

    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.

    We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop.

    To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

    In addition to having excellent communication, presentation and problem-solving skills you will also be able to demonstrate the following :
  • Honours degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications & experience.

  • Relevant industry experience.

  • Technical practitioner able to demonstrate good engineering judgement and with experience in using fundamental engineering skills.

  • Record of supporting technically challenging projects.

  • Excellent numeracy, written and verbal communication skills with ability to present arguments both verbally and written.

  • Able to produce and review / correct high-quality technical reports.
  • Motivated and driven to meet delivery / cost targets without compromising quality.

  • Awareness of their own technical limitations and using the help and support of others to deliver.

  • Flexible approach as required for site work on new and existing power plants and applying skills in new areas.

  • Ability to manage small site teams and ability to work on own and as part of a team.

  • Competent commercial awareness and ability to positively influence key decision-makers in Client organisations to gain new revenue streams (Desirable).

  • Membership of IET and Chartered Engineer status (Desirable).

  • You will be able to demonstrate experience in some (but not necessarily all) of the following areas;

  • Excellent understanding of High Voltage (HV) electrical machines and systems.

  • Expertise in power station condition monitoring techniques.

  • Thorough knowledge of failure mechanisms and ability to contribute to investigations.

  • Excellent understanding of power generation technologies and HV electrical rotating and static plant in particular.

  • Thorough knowledge (in general and for HV Electrical work in particular) of site safety systems, preparation of risk assessments and method statements.

  • Operational plant experience to allow troubleshooting based on real plant issues gained from operator and consultancy provider perspectives.

  • Experience of design and testing of electrical protection systems for power generation plant.

    AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed.

  • Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

    AtkinsRéalis Latest Projects Articles (, At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.