Electrical Engineers

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.


New workers

New workers start around £34,578. Normal pay is £52,592 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £79,280.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 48,037 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.

  • Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.

  • Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.

  • Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.

  • Conceives and develops engineering designs from product ideas in electrical engineering.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Maintenance Engineering

  • Machinery

  • Electrical Systems

  • Project Management

  • Building Services Engineering

  • Electrical Wiring

  • AutoCAD

  • Control Systems

  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Self-Motivation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Innovation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.