Assistant Electrical Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Birmingham, Reading, Man, 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.


We have a new opportunity for an Assistant Electrical Engineer to join our growing engineering function to work on some of the most high profile infrastructure projects in the UK.  This position within our M&E engineering team will suit a developing Electrical Engineer who can demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to play their part in a dynamic high-performance team. The role will be based from one of our key offices: York, Birmingham, Manchester or Reading with the flexibility of our hybrid working model.


The Assistant Electrical Engineer will work with a team of engineers producing the design delivery of allocated M&E Projects managed by the projects Lead M&E Engineer. The Assistant Electrical Engineer’s main duties will be the production of electrical designs as instructed by the projects Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) and/or Lead Engineer and to be responsible for:


  • Ensuring designs are completed to meet CRE/Lead Engineers requirements
  • Ensuring designs are completed to the timescales agreed with the CRE/Lead Engineer
  • Planning the allocated design works to meet the agreed timescales
  • Identify changes to the projects client requirements and raise the changes with the CRE/Lead Engineer


Experience Required:


  • Knowledge of electrical services design within the built environment and/or transport infrastructure including railway lineside systems (points heating, signalling power, level crossings, LV distribution) and/or lighting, small power, containment, earthing or fire alarms
  • Experience in the use of Trimble ProDesign/Electrical OM, Microstation and/or Relux/Dialux Design Software
  • Qualified to HNC - Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience of working in Network Rail IP ProjectWise and/or BIM Standards
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • A self-motivated team player able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to build and maintain good relationships with 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.