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Senior Security Engineer

Epsom, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 29, 2024

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Engineering, Health & Safety
Work Term
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Full Time
Job Description

AtkinsRéalis' Building Services Design Practice are looking for an experienced, motivated Senior Security Engineer seeking to develop their career in a positive, stimulating and supported environment and join our team where talent is encouraged and growth opportunities unrivalled. We have an opening in our new modern office in Epsom or Warrington (Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter would also be considered) which offers a fantastic collaborative environment for our multi-disciplinary teams and includes:

  • Secure Bike Storage with ample Shower and Changing facilities.
  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant.
  • Subsidised Staff Coffee and Sandwich Shop.
  • Excellent environment with low carbon comfort cooled environment with displacement ventilation and concrete core cooling.
  • Regular social events at team, practice, and office level.
  • Wellbeing breakout areas.
  • Staff car park with EV charging.
  • External private landscaped areas with seating in.
  • Nearby access to Epsom Downs for runners / walkers.
  • AtkinsRéalis Shuttlebus from the Station and town.
  • A local Building Services Team of 90+ Engineers.

  • Modern fully equipped office space.
  • Excellent travel links via shuttle bus and rail.
  • Staff car parking available.
  • Situated in Birchwood Park which offers a wide variety of food vendors, nursery facilities, gym and fitness facilities and green spaces.

The opening presents the opportunity to join the Building Technologies Group, who are part of the wider Building Services team. The team playing a leading role in some of the world's most challenging and exciting engineering projects across a plethora of sectors including Mission Critical, Aviation, Energy (eg Fission, Fusion, Large scale PV), Commercial Offices, Residential, Blue Light, Education, Transportation and Defence. Our work will have you working with designers all across the UK and internationally on projects that range from small net zero carbon housing developments to projects of significant and national scale.

The opportunity will require candidates to be client-facing as well as being involved in the day-to-day design and management of projects. It is an exciting opportunity for an experienced security engineer to further develop their career within a leading building design consultancy.

Our focus is on developing our staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities. This role will allow development of existing technical skills as well as providing potential to expand digital skills and project management.

Our Practice is committed to developing our ways of working using emerging Digital Technology and your work will be supported by our Research and Innovation teams and local digital champions who are delivering Digital Transformation programmes at a local and international scale. Our ideal individual will bring strong technical skills to the role, as well as an enquiring mind able to contribute to the growth of our digital practice, and the potential to lead and manage large and diverse delivery teams, locally and remotely.

The senior security engineer role will assist in developing the team within the Building Technologies Group, providing expert advice and assisting in the development and enhancement of our in-house technical standards, details and specifications.

  • Degree qualified, or equivalent qualification in a Security, Electronic Engineering, or ICT related discipline.
  • Chartered Engineer status with a relevant institution or be working towards Chartership.
  • Strong project experience of designing enterprise level electronic access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection systems.
  • Understanding of systems integration and security management systems.
  • Good understanding of IP data networks and the associated physical infrastructure.
  • Experience of digital engineering technologies / Building Information Management (BIM), the ability to use key software packages such as Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD would be desirable.
  • Experience of working in a design consultancy and/or experience of working within a contractor design environment is essential.
  • Detailed knowledge of appropriate technical standards.
  • Able to take charge of project deliverables, make decisions, act on own initiative, and operate in a pro-active way.
  • Good report writing skills, experience of making presentations and attending meetings with clients is essential.
  • Comfortable working within time and cost budgets as agreed at project briefing meetings.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties as required by the management team from time to time, to maintain flexibility in the organisation.
  • Experience of one or some of our active sectors would be advantageous.

  • Ensuring an understanding of project briefs.
  • Design and specification of electronic security systems, producing design documentation such as:
  • General arrangements indicating video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection system equipment positions.
  • Camera field of view drawings.
  • Door elevation details, indicating setting out of access control systems in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Installation details.
  • System schematics.
  • Detailed equipment schedules indicating all devices and their key functional criteria, operational requirements etc.
  • Performance / technical specifications.
  • Carry out (and managing of others) the production of detailed calculations using industry standard software.
  • Collaborate with our BIM team to prepare models and drawings, with a working understanding of Autodesk Revit. Engineers who can design straight to screen are encouraged.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary design team.
  • Work in partnership with AtkinsRéalis Global Technology Centre (GTC) to add value to building services projects where appropriate.
  • Representing AtkinsRéalis at meetings with clients and contractors.
  • Site surveys, inspections and monitoring of site works.
  • Managing own workload, updating forward plan of workload regularly and working to time allocations.
  • Managing elements of project delivery and an understanding of budget costings.
  • Reviewing progress, including reporting any anomalies and changes of scope to the project lead.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Maintaining complete records and archives to company standards and adherence to all quality, environmental & governance processes.
  • Assisting with the mentoring and development of junior staff.
  • Keep up to date with latest technology developments.
  • Finding solutions and options for digital transformation and the industry net zero carbon challenge.
  • Helping to develop internal technical standards, documentation, and specifications.
  • To assist the wider team based on project workloads, including across the ICT discipline where required.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 'till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual's abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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At AtkinsRéalis , we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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