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Vacancy: Electrical Engineer

EMEC is an innovation catalyst pioneering the transition to a low carbon future.

As the world’s leading ocean energy test facility, we have hosted more wave and tidal energy converters than at any other site. We are also partnering in a growing number of innovative energy systems, hydrogen, floating wind and clean transport demonstration projects to decarbonise power, heat and transport.


Electrical Engineer

Salary negotiable plus contributory pension

We are recruiting for an Electrical Engineer to assist with the management of EMEC HV and LV systems, including client electrical connections and marine energy device performance testing.

You will be responsible for the electrical design and construction work for EMEC’s electrical systems, develop electrical testing requirements and methodology, work with clients to ensure problems are resolved swiftly and assist with the commissioning and maintenance of equipment.

Educated to degree level in electrical or electronic engineering, you will be familiar with HV electrical operations, possess strong numeracy and communication skills and be computer and IT literate.

A recognised further electrical industry qualification or accreditation would be advantageous.

Preferably based in Orkney, this is a full-time, permanent post, however we welcome both full and part-time applications.

Do you want to lead the charge in the renewable energy revolution?


Apply now:

Thank you for your interest in working at EMEC. Please consider the job description and submit your C.V. to hr@emec.org.uk along with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fit the description for the post.

The following information must also be provided:

  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.
  • Written confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. Documentation will be requested if you successfully progress to the next stage of our recruitment process. For examples of eligibility proof, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checklist.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call John Skuse on 01856 852231.

All of the relevant documents that are required to apply for this job can be found at the bottom of this page in the downloads section.


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