The Best Engineering Jobs in the UK Right Now

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

Engineering is a discipline which encompasses a range of fields and sectors, from aerospace and IT, to nuclear and rail.

At Morson, we specialise in providing engineering roles across some of the biggest UK infrastructure projects including Crossrail, High Speed 2 (HS2) and Hinkley Point C. These projects, all due to be delivered within the next 20 years, bring vast opportunities and intense competition for skilled resource.

Encouragingly this war for talent in the UK job market signals great prospects for workers, as no matter what branch of engineering you work within, your engineering skills are transferable for jobs in other sectors.

The engineering industry is consequently one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields today as it offers significant earning potential, job stability and most importantly, job satisfaction.

With thousands of roles available across hundreds of projects, we reveal some of the most in demand roles, the ones we feel are the best engineering jobs in the UK right now, helping you focus your job search and discover what’s out there for you.

Aircraft Fitter

With commercial airlines requiring 601,000 aircraft personnel in the next 20 years to maintain the increase in fleet, fitter roles are in high demand.

Aircraft fitters ensure that all aircraft in the commercial and military aerospace sectors meet the highest standards of safety, efficiency and overall performance.

Responsible for the manufacture, repairs and maintenance an aircraft, there is a demand for highly skilled, knowledgeable, experienced candidates to place in aircraft fitter jobs, to guarantee the continued success of such a complex industry.

Civil Engineer

As the UK government continues to propose large-scale infrastructure projects, it’s clear that civil and structural engineers are needed now more than ever to facilitate the change of Britain’s landscape.

Civil engineering roles, the second oldest engineering discipline, have steadily evolved to mirror the growth in innovative technologies and, subsequently, the advancement in engineering methods. Civil engineers help to create the buildings and structures that make up our cities, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that experience

Design Engineer

The UK has long been at the forefront of the rail industry, with 1.5 billion passenger journeys taking place each year across an ever-expanding network.

Looking ahead, there are a number of major development projects taking place across the country – including Crossrail, Thameslink and HS2 – amounting to billions of pounds of investment and supporting thousands of jobs.

Design engineer is one of the most in-demand rail engineering roles, with opportunities available in the West and East Midlands area supporting the HS2 project. This project work is varied and involves scheme designs that will affect the operational railway, the public urban realm and the built environment.



In an increasingly technical world, developers hold the key to ensuring websites, software, systems and applications are created and maintained to a sufficiently high standard. As technology continues to advance, the need for highly skilled, experienced developers will continue to increase within organisations. In demand roles are across specific application development and systems development.

Working in highly-regulated industries where thinking creatively within controlled environments is the norm, is a unique attribute that is required by all engineering roles. The great advantage, with experience in engineering, is that your career is readily adaptable.

With competition for skills at an all-time high, the transfer of skills between industries has never been more important. Indeed, a large number of competencies intertwine between disciplines and roles such as design engineers, fitters and civil engineers will all be required to work across the large infrastructure projects planned for the UK in the recent future.

It is not only possible but essential that engineering skills are transferrable between industries, and there is no time like the present to look at the variety of options available.


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IT Security Specialist

DescriptionDefinining security configuration and operations standards for security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances, and hostbased security systemsDeveloping and validating baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications, and networking andtelecommunications equipmentPerforming internal and external technical control audits and vulnerability assessments to identify control weaknessesand assess the effectiveness of existing controls, and recommend remedial actionPerforming source code reviewsPerforming network and application penetration testing ( Black box, Grey box and White box)Performing log analysis and security monitoringPerforming IT infrastructure/ Application Security configuration reviewsDesigning and implementing technical security mechanisms and technologiesDesigning and developing technical security standards and procedures.Supporting the design, implementation, management and maintenance of IT security solutions.Supporting the execution of security incident management procedures. QualificationsMinimum 4 years of relevant education (master or equivalent) after the secondary school minimum experience requirements: + Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience in IT SecuritySecurity best practice guidelines (ISO 27001, NIST, SANS Top 20 OWASP, etc.)Good practice in the secure configuration of servers, network devices and applicationsNetworking protocols and application communicationsNetwork analysis toolsSecuring Unix and Windows operating systemsSecuring middleware and applicationsNetwork penetration testingWeb application penetration testingVulnerability assessmentsForensic image collection and analysisManaging/deploying the following security technologies:FirewallsIDS/IPS - Intrusion detection/PreventionSystems, SIEM - Security information and event managementIAM -Identity and access managementAPT - Advanced Persistent threat detectionDLP - Data loss preventionVA -Vulnerability Analysis and mitigationPKI - Public key infrastructureVirtual environmentsEndpoint securityMobilesecurityCommunications and data encryptionRemote access methodsBackup and disaster recovery methodologiesPatch management technologies and processesWireless protocols and servicesOpen Web Application Security Protocol (OWASP) and secure software development standardsPerforming security code reviews.Security monitoring, threat detection and incident responseProactively and iteratively searching through networks and applications to detect and isolate advancedthreats thatevade existing security solutions (Cyber threat hunting)Security operations engineering (e.g. implementation of defensive measures, threat intelligence production)Linux administration, TCP/IP, Network Security.Security configuration reviews of IT Infrastructure and security devices, OS, Databases etcOther Expected Qualifications:Certified Information Systems Security Professional with Information Systems Security ArchitectureProfessionalconcentration (CISSP-ISSAP)Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, CEH, CCNA, CCNP

Pensions Administrator

We are looking to recruit a Pension Administrator to work for a defence company based in Rosyth as part of their Naval Marine business. Working as part of a team, you will provide an accurate, reliable and high standard of pensions administration service for Members and Trustees of the in-house defined benefit pension schemes. Key Responsibilities; - Calculation and payment of scheme benefits ensuring compliance with legislative and pension scheme requirements. This includes early leaver calculations, transfer values, the calculation and payment of benefits for member retiring normal/early/late or on ill-health retirement and deaths - Ensuring work is completed to agreed Service Level Agreements - Maintaining the Pensions Administration system - Dealing with enquiries from members, trustees and the employer - Liaising with Payroll/HR departments and external companies - Assisting with ad-hoc project based work - Updating the Purchase ledger with all invoices for each Scheme and seeking authorisation for payment - Scanning the day to day work carried out by the Pensions Administrators - General administration duties - Ordering and maintaining stationary - Booking meeting rooms, ordering catering and escorting visitors - Dealing with queries The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong attention to detail and commitment to provide ongoing quality is required along with good knowledge of UK pensions legislation and defined benefits experience (cradle to grave). You will be a good team player, who is able to work to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise and organise your workload Qualification/Experience - Defined Benefit Administration experience from cradle to grave - Ideally experience of using Profund, with a good understanding of Word and Excel - Relevant Pensions industry qualification, such as QPA would be beneficial - The jobholder must be able to perform calculations for defined benefits pensions schemes Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.Pensions Administration; benefits; Profund; customer service; QPA; pensions legislation; payroll; HR administration; purchase ledger


Our Client has an urgent requirement for Marine Experienced Platers working on the Type 26 project at Govan shipyard. You will be required to attend 2 days EET training, this is mandatory prior to a start being offered

Mechanical Engineer

We have an excellent opportunity for a Site Engineer / Mechanical Engineer The successful Candidate will deliver allocated project work from assignment to close out to support the Heysham 2 site. This will require close collaboration with the client, other team members and contract partners. Key responsibilities include: Safely manage the delivery of assigned projects, jobs and tasks while working collaboratively with other team members and station staff. Work to improve Equipment Reliability across Fuel Route including through modifications, optimising maintenance routines and defect resolution. Produce Work Order Cards, Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Quality plans, Construction Plans, Engineering Changes and other documentation required to deliver projects. Ensure documentation, including drawings and records, are kept and tracked as appropriate and are updated and closed out in full at the conclusion of projects. Act as the point of contact on the power station for assigned projects. Ensure work is planned according to station processes and relevant parties are aware of the project and their responsibilities to facilitate successful project delivery. Perform walk-downs with contractors to review upcoming tasks and obtain quotes as required. Review and approve contractor documentation prior to them completing work on site. Facilitate and chair project meetings such as pre and post job briefs, setting to work meetings and readiness reviews as required. Conduct safety walks on a monthly basis as a minimum and report safety concerns through the appropriate channels immediately whenever and wherever they are found. Promote quality at all times. Comply with Company Nuclear and Station procedures. Apply internal and external standards and procedures to project activities. Attend suppliers to witness factory acceptance tests and other EDF sites to learn from experience as required for specific projects. Build up quotations for site based works after consultation and walk-downs with the client. Ensure all quotations are approved internally before issuing to the client. Supply data and updates on estimated project completion dates to assist project support staff with ensuring projects remain on time and on budget. Where this is not the case, be prompt in raising early warning notices and variations for submission to the client. Represent the Company in meetings and forums as required and when requested to by the Site Manager and Fuel Route Group Head. Mentor other site engineers through their authorisations as requested by the Site Manager. Drive continuous improvements in the relationship between the Company and the EDF Fuel Route Engineering organisation through the way we engage with the client and act as a leader in this regard with the rest of the team. Use technical and plant knowledge to assist with the scheduling of tasks for the site team.

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