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Jacobs Senior Electrical Engineer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Senior Electrical Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

The Government Solutions sector within Jacobs UK Ltd. provide engineering, design, construction, planning, support, survey, design-build, project management and/or program management for our Nuclear and Defence Industry clients. With more than fifty years of experience across the complete nuclear and defence asset lifecycle, we support client delivery and the associated infrastructure requirements at every stage of a project.

Position Summary

Our team is experiencing exciting growth within our established practice and we have a need for a strong Senior Electrical Engineer.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Performs the design and monitors ongoing process of a project, including the coordination of the project with government officials and other outside agencies

  • Prepare plans, functional and technical specifications, contract documents and estimates.

  • Performs calculations and evaluations in the design of systems and equipment for industrial and commercial applications.

  • Participates in contract bidding and administration: observes project activity on site.

  • Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects

  • Interfaces and co-ordinates with Safety Case and System Requirements teams.

  • Directs activities to ensure that construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications, recognized codes and standards, and customer requirements.

  • Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer.

  • Serves as a liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors, and design teams

  • Performs other duties assigned by a Lead Engineer or Project Manager.



  • Professionally qualified (e.g. Incorporated/Chartered) Engineer with a degree (preferred but not necessary) in a relevant discipline.

  • Background in project design work in specialist area preferred (i.e. nuclear and defence sector).

  • Experience in HV generation and distribution systems and associated control and protection.

  • Experience in electrical building services and LV systems.

  • Experience in cable sizing and using cable sizing software.

  • Demonstrated record of maintaining own skills and knowledge at the forefront of the field

  • Commercial awareness.

  • Experience in a contracting environment, relevant site experience.

  • Possess suitable security clearance or capable of obtaining relevant NSV clearance under.

  • Must be a sole UK national.

  • Willing to work in Glasgow/West Scotland location.

Screening Questions

Do you have a degree (or other) in the required discipline?

Can you provide evidence to demonstrate you have legal authorisation to work in the UK?

Are you a sole UK national?

Are you capable of obtaining NSV security clearance?

Our Culture:

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow

Req ID: ATE0004P1