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Our Vacancy

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Defence
  • Permanent /
  • Sunderland
  • 15/06/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 7,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Job Description

Your future team:

Ready to power up your career with Assystem Energy & Infrastructure Ltd (AEIL)? We’re seeking a dynamic Senior Electrical Engineer specializing in High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) systems to join our team and drive innovation in our EC&I business!

Your missions:

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you’ll dive headfirst into our most exhilarating projects, spanning a diverse range of client portfolios and framework agreements.


✅ Collaborate with project teams to clarify and meet project requirements at every level.

✅ Lead and inspire a team of designers and engineers to deliver ground breaking work packages.

✅ Develop cutting-edge technical solutions from initial concepts to customer requirements.

✅ Stay ahead of the curve by keeping up with the latest engineering technologies and techniques.

✅ Produce project deliverables with precision, adhering to industry best practices and standards.

✅ Champion safety by adhering to H&S policies, regulations, and laws.

✅ Play a pivotal role in preparing estimates for projects and proposals, setting the stage for future successes.

Why join the community of Switchers?:

🔹  The Group is currently ranked Third in the world for nuclear engineering.

🔹 70% of our managers are promoted from within.

🔹 Buy and sell annual leave to make your time off work for you.

🔹 Discount vouchers for days out and restaurants, eye test and glasses vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free flu jabs

🔹 24/7 confidential employee support line for counselling, financial advice, and mental health support.


    My profile


    ✅  Design HV & MV distribution, protection, and control systems.

    ✅  Create and review schematic drawings and single line diagrams.

    ✅  Conduct HV/MV system studies and fault level reports.

    ✅  Detailed design of High and Medium voltage equipment.

    ✅ Specify, select, and procure HV & MV equipment.

    ✅  Proficiency in electrical design tools (ETAP or similar).

    ✅  Coordinate subcontractors and manage projects.

    ✅  Deliver design packages from concept to commissioning.

    ✅  Extensive knowledge of Electrical Engineering in regulated industries.

    ✅  Apply engineering standards and drive continuous improvement.

    ✅  Familiarity with European, International Standards, and best practices.

    ✅  Minimum three years’ experience as a Senior Engineer.


    ✅  Experience with naval dockyard electrical systems.

    ✅  Familiarity with configuration and project management tools.

    ✅  Proficiency in AMTECH/Trimble Pro Design.

    ✅  Ability to collaborate in virtual teams.

    ✅  Understanding of MoD standards and procedures.


    Security Clearance:

    Due to the nature of work to be undertaken, some of our projects will require applicants to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.   


    We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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