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Electrical engineer (professional),Electrical surveyor,Equipment engineer,Power engineer,Signal engineer (railways)

Job Description: 

Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.


Electrical engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems;
  • determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems;
  • ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements;
  • organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
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