Graduate Electrification Engineer (Overhead Line Equipment – Electrical/Mechanical) in Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Glasgow
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


Job Family: Internal Services

Req ID: 390337

Are you a forward-thinking and aspiring undergraduate in your final year? Join our graduate programme and see for yourself how it differs from any other. Could this be the next exciting step on your journey to your career? If yes, start your graduate programme with us at Siemens Mobility!

This is your chance to learn about how our work impacts everyday life across the world and you could be there at the centre of that work. From learning how a line of code develops into millions of downloads, to exploring the depths and heights of our varying transport projects, build your skills and see how you can be here with us, shaping the future.

Within the Overhead Line Team, you will learn the basics of how the electrification system for railways operates, understanding the different interfaces between rolling stock and infrastructure, alongside interesting technical challenges such as electrifying at lower cost than ever before due to the demands of the decarbonisation programme. You will undertake design, project engineering and construction activities to gain a greater understanding of the role the Overhead Line team plays in supporting the wider business. As the team is based in various locations across the country, you may be required to spend extended periods away from your home location (up to a total of 12 months over your two-year graduate scheme – funded by Siemens).

During your two-year graduate scheme, you will also be given the opportunity to gain experience and work in other teams within rail electrification, such as high-voltage distribution design, system design and protection system design. This will enable you to gain a greater understanding of the interfaces between Overhead Line and the rest of the electrification system.

Expect to be given the freedom to test theories and designs, then to be challenged on them from the other members of the team. As Siemens is at the forefront of new technology, you will be able to learn about and model the technologies that Siemens are developing to disrupt the way that transport is thought about in the UK.

For the duration of the graduate scheme, you will take part in technical and professional training, with technical training delivered by the top engineers in the business over the course of several weeks. During these training weeks you will also have a chance to meet and challenge other early career professionals across Siemens Mobility and discuss different experiences, building connections for your burgeoning career.

It is an exciting time to be joining the railway in the UK as new electrification projects are authorised and plans to decarbonise the railway gather momentum. Siemens are at the forefront of new technologies enabling decarbonisation giving you the opportunity to learn from the subject experts. The work will include undertaking outline and detailed design of railway electrification systems, initially under the supervision of experienced engineers but rapidly taking on more responsibilities.

The Challenge

Begin your journey with us whilst taking part in our fantastic graduate development programme. We will create an individual training plan to help you develop the specific skills and knowledge required for your role. By the end of it, you will be set up with the best knowledge and hands-on experience to equip you for your professional career in Siemens.

  • Establish requirements and develop technical solutions for Overhead Line Equipment for Projects.

  • Develop an understanding of Siemens Overhead Line Equipment design ranges

  • Construction assurance activities of installed equipment, under mentorship of an experienced engineer.

  • Communicate technical results effectively within Siemens and to clients, alongside colleagues in the team.

  • Undertake other activities under direction as required to develop broad railway mechanical and electrical engineering knowledge and capability.

  • Maintain knowledge of technical and safety standards in all aspects of work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.

  • Develop own professional knowledge and competence, maintaining an awareness of developments in the industry and identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Provide support and input to Engineers on allocated projects.

  • Maintain continuous communication with colleagues and customers to ensure coherent design and customer satisfaction.

  • Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures and project Safety Plans.

  • Support problem solving and site engineering when required.

The Candidate

We are looking for innovative and inquisitive candidates that demonstrate the following:

  • Achieved or be on track to achieve a 2:1 or above in a Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related degree.

  • The drive and self-motivation to achieve Incorporated or Chartered Status and to continuously develop your technical & behavioural skills.

  • Ability to work, communicate effectively and report at all levels within multidisciplinary teams.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating innovative solutions.

  • Ability to work on your own initiative.

  • Flexible approach to work, and ability to prioritise and manage your time effectively.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgments.

  • Willingness to travel across the UK and occasionally abroad for project meetings.

  • Willingness to be based away from your contracted location for extended periods of time (funded by Siemens)

  • Contribute to the Siemens Zero Harm policy.

What else do I need to know?

Alongside your role, the graduate development programme ( will teach softer skills such as communication, teamwork, commercial awareness, digitilisation and innovation. We also offer plenty of opportunity to develop your career whilst offering a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

We’re looking for passionate teammates with the aptitude and attitude to succeed in the world of Engineering. Apply now and join Europe’s leading engineering and technology company.

The total rewards’ package for this role includes a competitive salary of £32,000, plus an annual bonus. We know that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all applicants to encourage agile working, flexibility and innovation.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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