Electrical engineer

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.

Tasks

  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 23% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£48,214

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for electrical engineer is £48,214

1,042 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,042. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for electrical engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £48,214 per year. That is about £4,018 per month or £24.73 per hour. New workers generally start on £27,706, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,635

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,042 people are employed in the region.

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