Electrical Engineer (Security)
Manchester, United Kingdom
6d ago

Job Title : Electrical Engineer (Security)

Location : Manchester

Arup are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

As a wholly independent organisation we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants, with no shareholders or external investors, allowing us to determine our own business priorities and direction.

The Resilience, Security & Risk (RS&R) Practice focuses on building resilience into the design and operation of the built environment.

  • Our work covers the assessment of both accidental and malicious risk; the design of buildings, infrastructure and other areas of the built environment;
  • and the development of operational security procedures. We often work closely with the wider Arup, following the Total Architecture philosophy to develop novel and optimised solutions which are both reliable and sustainable.

    The Protective Design team sits within the wider RS&R practice and provides expert guidance on designing to counter malicious human threats, ranging from low-level crime and nuisance through to industrial espionage and terrorist activity.

    This team works with and complements the wider RS&R offering, supporting other experts in fields such as structural blast engineering, protective intelligence and operational security.

    The Arup Manchester RS&R team are looking to recruit an Electrical Engineer (security) to support the continued growth of the RS&R Manchester Business through delivering electronic and physical security consultancy and design.

    Since establishment in 2017, we have developed a strong portfolio of clients, including government agencies, multi-national corporations, sports stadia, transport, energy, and critical national infrastructure operators.

    We have also established strong links with the Arup Global RS&R practice, with the role offering opportunities to work with the wider global practice.


    We are looking for enthusiastic and capable candidates to consider technical and business leadership roles in one of the world’s leading consultancies, delivering best in class solutions to enhance the security posture of the built environment.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in Electrical Engineering within the built environment, and a willingness and enthusiasm to build on this and develop skills within the Electronic and Physical Security space, supported by the wider RS&R practice.

    The ultimate aim of the role is to support the Arup Manchester RS&R Leadership in developing the Electronic and Physical Security offering within the team, with the role providing the opportunity for the successful candidate to influence the direction of travel of the Manchester RS&R Practice and transition into a leadership role as the practice continues to grow.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for :

  • Delivery of small projects up to the value £50,000, supported by the wider Manchester RS&R team.
  • Delivery of discrete packages of work within wider projects, including working with other disciplines both within the RS&R practice and the wider Arup.
  • Supervision and the technical development of more junior staff within the Manchester RS&R Practice.
  • Production of design deliverables including reports and drawings within agreed deadlines and budgetary constraints.
  • Supporting the Manchester RS&R Leadership team with business development, including developing fee proposals based on level of effort estimates;
  • meeting with project teams and clients to develop opportunities; and presenting at external conferences and networking events.

    You will :

  • Be a self-starter , able to work with a high-level of independence.
  • Be committed to delivering quality outcomes for clients.
  • Be committed to risk-based security and tenacious in pursuing that approach to project design.
  • Take a holistic approach to identifying solutions for clients; you will not default to security-only solutions for security problems.
  • Understand how Operational and Electronic and Physical Security are linked, and the implications of this on design.
  • Understand how national legislation and standards are applied.
  • Be committed to growing the business and therefore be a proactive networker, willing to engage with clients to develop opportunities.
  • Be willing to travel regionally and internationally as required by projects.
  • You will report immediately to a Senior Engineer and Associate in the Manchester RS&R Team. In addition, further support with technical and skills development will be provided by the wider Arup RS&R Practice, including the Physical Security team based in London.

    Requirements :

    Essential Skills, Knowledge and Education :

  • Must be able to achieve SC clearance on projects and complete BPSS check.
  • Experience delivering Electrical Engineering projects in the built environment across a range (but not all) of the sectors Arup works in.
  • Experience working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary design teams within the built environment.
  • Experience leading small teams to deliver either small projects or discrete pieces of larger projects to specified time and budget constraints.
  • Experience working directly with clients to understand their requirements and ensure these are being met during project delivery.
  • Experience presenting to clients, considering both formal presentations such as at project completion and informal presentations such as design review workshops.
  • Basic understanding of contracts and the commercial running of projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analysis and reasoning skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Product Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Minimum BEng degree or equivalent in Electrical / Electronic engineering; MEng level qualification preferred.
  • Be working towards or hold Chartered Engineer status with a relevant technical body, e.g. the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Education :

  • Experience in the design of Electronic Security Systems, such as access control systems and VSS / CCTV systems.
  • Experience in the design of Physical Security Systems, such as design to prevent forced entry.
  • Experience working in or directly with security agencies such as the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).
  • Experience with Protective Intelligence, such as producing or interpreting Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments.
  • Experience using specialist security design software such as JVSG ip-video-system-design-tool .
  • Knowledge of the current threat and risk environment within the UK and beyond.
  • Experience delivering security design to the requirements of Secured By Design and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design guidance documents.
  • Experience delivering projects within a BIM environment, including application of BS EN 19650 Part 5.
  • Be working towards or hold professional membership of a relevant UK security industry professional body, e.g. the Security Institute (SyI);
  • ASIS International; or the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP).

  • Be working towards or hold professional membership of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists as either a General Security Advisor or in Electronic Security System design.
  • Where the desirable qualifications are not already either in progress or held, it is expected that you will pursue these as part of your ongoing professional development.
  • Rewards and Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

    Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover.

    Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing.

    You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work / life balance and financial security.

    In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

    Shape your time with us

    Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them.

    We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

    At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.

    g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

    Join us in shaping a better world.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

    We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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    If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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