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Principal Electrical Engineer - Rail

Swindon and hybrid working
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Principal Electrical Engineer - Rail 

Location: Swindon and hybrid working

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world's leading rail engineers, and our Rail business is the largest in Europe. For experienced electrical engineers, some recent significant E&P CP7 framework wins in the Wales and Western region mean a world of opportunity for your career.

We’re currently recruiting for an ambitious discipline lead, who will initially work closely with clients to deliver high quality electrical designs, and then grow and lead a brand-new regional M&E team.

Our strong and geographically diverse pipeline will give you the opportunity to establish strong technical client relationships whilst developing your leadership skills, balancing electrical design delivery with supporting the engineering management team.

You'll need:

  • Previous rail industry experience and appropriate qualifications
  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary projects and proven knowledge of rail design assurance processes
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the use of BS7671
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Stakeholder management skills and a can-do attitude, particularly including client engagement.

You won’t need team management experience as our market-leading training and development programmes will ensure you have everything you need to flourish and thrive in the role. 

Naturally, some occasional travel and working from other Atkins and client site locations in the UK is necessary, and we’d hope that you would join your team as it grows in our Swindon office for c3 days every week.  

Come and join a friendly and diverse team that will support you in shaping your career as you design a better future. Apply for the role via the Apply button.

Meet one of the team, Ivan Macfarlane, here: What keeps talented M&E Engineers at Atkins? | Careers at SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, Faithful + Gould (

Find out more about our Rail projects here: Making Rail work better (


Atkins is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies; it is the UK's 3rd largest engineering consultancy.  As such, we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical projects. The multidisciplinary nature of our work allows us to draw on expertise from across Atkins to deliver complex projects both in the UK and in support of our other businesses overseas.

The work is always challenging and evolving, but if you’re ready to take on a challenge, and assume technical, commercial and project responsibility to your full potential, then Atkins is a great place to further your career in engineering.

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