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Jacobs Senior Electrical Engineer - Advanced Facilities, Electronics in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity

Joining the Glasgow Advanced Facilities team means being part of a team that have delivered innovative solutions for diverse technically demanding projects for over 20 years. Our multi professional design team are involved from initial concept stages, through design and tendering, to commissioning and handover of advanced technology projects including data centers, electronics, life sciences, nanotechnology and research laboratories.

You will be part of a highly collaborative and agile team, delivering cutting edge solutions to world leading clients. Due to continued growth, we are seeking experienced engineers who will contribute specialist knowledge and leadership.

Working in a project-based environment you will bring building services and industrial design experience as well as drive, enthusiasm, and the ability to work on your own initiative. The role will involve a mixture of office and site-based responsibilities. As a project-based organisation, the ability to be flexible about location will be of benefit.


  • Manage local and remote electrical design teams and liaise with other disciplines throughout the design, construction, and commissioning process.

  • Lead the design of various electrical building services systems within advanced facilities, e.g. power distribution, small power, data, containment, lighting, fire detection and alarms, intruder detection etc.

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. This includes verbal and written communication as well as visual presentation.

  • Engage with junior staff to provide on the job training and mentoring.

  • Use, modify, and develop digital tools to undertake engineering design, and to improve on existing design, troubleshooting and validation methods.

  • Understand and implement best practice in all aspects of design.

  • Identify client needs and exceed expectations in order to capture repeat work.

  • Take ownership of work streams and deliver projects with a high level of autonomy.

  • Undertake site-based inspections and surveys at client sites, including undergoing any necessary training e.g. CSCS or client specific training.

  • Strive to meet stringent deadlines, maintaining desired quality levels of output.

  • Understand and implement Jacobs Environmental, Health and Safety, and Commercial policies and standards.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • MEng, BEng (Honours), or MSc in Electrical/Building Services Engineering or a related field.

  • Engineering Council chartered engineer with a recognised professional institution (e.g. CIBSE, IET) or equivalent.

  • Engineering and BIM software proficiency (Revit, AutoCAD, Amtech, SKM, ETAP, Dialux, Excel etc.).

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)


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