Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers design, construct and maintain electrical systems across the railway.  If you’re a keen problem-solver who thrives working in a team, then a career as an Electrical Engineer could be for you.

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Average Salary

£30,000 - £55,000

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What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Designs, constructs and maintains electrical systems, which are networks of wires, circuits, and components that power different machines and devices
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Manage projects
  • Work with other engineers, such as mechanical or software engineers
  • Ensures electrical systems are safe


  • Attention to detail
  • Continuous learning
  • Interest in science
  • Maths skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management


  • STEM subjects at GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels in relevant subjects
  • Engineering or other relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 4 NVQ or equivalent T Level in Engineering or related subject
  • Level 6 Diploma or equivalent Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering related subject
  • Relevant engineering-specific health and safety qualifications

Example Qualifications

  • Level 6 Award
  • Level 6 Certificate
  • Level 6 Diploma
  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 NVQ

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