Senior Electrical Engineer (Buildings Services)

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Manchester, York, Birmingham, , GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


SYSTRA are hiring! We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced Senior E&P / MEP Design Engineer to join our dedicated Electrical engineering team. This position within our MEP engineering team will suit a committed and ambitious E&P Senior Engineer with Buildings Services or Rail Infrastructure electrical design experience who can demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in a dynamic high-performance team. The role could be based from our York, Birmingham, Manchester or Reading offices, and will benefit from the flexibility of our hybrid working approach.


Main Duties:

The Senior E&P engineer’s main duties will to be deliver on E&P/MEP projects delegated to them by the team leader and to be responsible for:


  • The design delivery of key E&P/MEP Projects.
  • Ensuring projects are completed to meet all client’s requirements and applicable standards.
  • Ensuring projects are completed to the agreed project programme.
  • Ensuring projects are completed to the agreed budget.
  • Plan the project works and provide forward view resource forecasting to enable the team leader to allocate suitable resource to the projects.
  • Identify changes to the projects client requirements and raise the changes with the SYSTRA Project Management Team.
  • Provide monthly cost to complete forecasts to the SYSTRA Project Management Team.


Experience required:


  • Considerable E&P Design experience ideally with exposure to rail and/or infrastructure engineering industries
  • Minimum HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering and ideally incorporated or chartered engineer (or working towards)
  • Detailed knowledge of Electrical Design for Building Services.
  • Detailed knowledge multi- disciplinary interfaces associated with E&P & MEP designs.
  • Knowledge of ETAP, Amtech, Dialux/Relux & Microstation Design Software (training offered if required)
  • This role requires considerable professional experience and expertise in order to manage complex or non-standard design solutions.
  • Have a good understanding of CSM/CDM regulations and requirements.
  • Good communication and presentation skills for external presentations to clients.
  • Team competence and leadership experience
  • Strong relationship management skills to maintain good relationships with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company.
  • Maintenance of good relationships with principal engineers from other internal discipline teams to promote good inter-discipline working relationships and a “One Team” ethos.



Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.