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Principal Electrical Engineer - Rail

Swindon and hybrid working
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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 (


We are AtkinsRéalis. Uniting SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, and Faithful+Gould under a single brand, we are now one company, with one strategy, and one integrated offering to solve the world’s biggest and most complex challenges. 

AtkinsRéalis is a brand that better reflects who we are, what we do, and where we're heading. You’ll be joining more than 36,000 people who are working together to change the world, and no matter where you are, the opportunities with us are endless.

We work on global projects that take on today’s most pressing challenges. From population growth, to increasing transportation needs, and climate change – we merge ingenuity, knowledge and technology to uplift communities and drive a safer, better tomorrow.

We tackle exciting projects, from designing the concept for new skyscrapers, to modelling a new flood defence system, or upgrading a major rail network or superfast broadband network. We also design intellectual capital such as business processes and management systems. We plan, design, and then we enable solutions across a broad spectrum.

Our clients trust us to manage their projects, people, deadlines and costs. They trust us to deliver success. And, to enable that success, we hire the best of the best.

We know that choosing your next career (or even your first job) can be a huge step, involving lots of research and considering options. However, if the idea of working for a company that offers genuine international opportunities appeals to you, then AtkinsRéalis can really provide the scope to make your career aspirations come true.

We believe in improving together. We will ensure that you get the training and support you need to succeed in your career. Through colleague collaboration, to working on projects backed by international resources, we will provide you with what you need to create technically excellent masterpieces.


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