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3 weeks

Defence Electrical Engineer

UK wide

Type: Salaried

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location 

An introduction to our unique company… 

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark by working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects or in delivering professional services across the UK. We specialise in secondment services, providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time.  Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies.

We take pride in supporting our colleagues throughout their careers. We’re a people-centric organisation, placing mutual respect and dignity in the highest regard.  This is reflected in our approach to issues such as mental health and wellbeing, family friendly policies, social value, and net zero. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and an accredited Real Living Wage Employer.

We have big ambitions for the future, and we’d love for you to be part of it.

Your career with Waterman Aspen… 

You’ll get all the benefits of being employed by us, while working on a variety of projects for our clients. Joining Waterman Aspen as an Electrical Engineer will see you as a key member of the defence team and you can expect: 

  • A varied client base where you can apply and develop your skills 
  • Buy-in from clients to assist in your technical progression 
  • Further exposure to your chosen industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills 
  • The flexibility to broaden your horizons with each new secondment, without changing your employer
  • Career development and training to reach your professional or academic qualification goals supported by our own network of mentors and managers
  • Paid subscription to a professional body of your choice 
  • Regular social events and volunteering opportunities

Experience required… 


  • Proven experience in the design of electrical building services, specifically in fire detection and alarm systems, industrial lighting and emergency lighting, site broadcast (PA) and HVAC.
  • Experience in the design of low voltage electrical distribution systems, control & instrumentation systems and communications and data systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage electrical design packages, ensuring all requirements are met throughout the design process.
  • Strong understanding and application of design processes, including requirements substantiation.
  • Experience in managing deliverables through design processes and technical governance procedures to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to undertake ad hoc site visits when operationally required.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and the ability to identify and mitigate risks throughout the design and implementation process.
  • Degree in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Chartered Membership of an appropriate engineering institution. 


  • Prior experience working within a nuclear or highly regulated industry, understanding site licence and authorisation conditions.
  • Familiarity with the specific infrastructure and operational requirements of naval or military facilities.
  • Experience with project management methodologies and tools, particularly in the context of large-scale infrastructure projects.

You’ll get this and so much more… 

As a salaried colleague, you’ll get a salary in line with your experience, skills and location along with an industry-leading benefits package: 

  • Company car or car allowance 
  • Contribution to commuting mileage 
  • Permanent health insurance 
  • 25 days annual leave (option to buy up to 5 more), in addition to the normal public holidays (based on a 40 hour week, pro rata for part-time colleagues) 
  • Company pension contribution 
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits 
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community