Graduate Electrical Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00003429-1
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2022
  • Recruiter: Environment Agency
  • Location: Location – Preston, Warrington, Thames Barrier
  • Salary: £27,919
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Environmental change is having a major impact on people’s lives. But so can you.

The challenge

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment and make it a better place for people and wildlife. Adapting to climate change is integral to everything we do, and we operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We work closely with a wide range of partners to make sure we are reducing the risk from flooding to communities and that there is enough water for people and wildlife. We also apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate.

The role 

We are looking for graduate Electrical Engineers to join our well established and highly experienced MEICA teams (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation). As an Electrical Engineering graduate with the Environment Agency, you can have a major impact on reducing the risks to people, households and businesses from flooding. 

Our MEICA teams also lead on environmental management and in particularly, energy efficiency therefore you will bring innovation and passion to make a difference and be part of the solution and contributing to our challenge of becoming a carbon net zero organisation by 2030.

You’ll follow a structured and well supported training programme that satisfies the requirements of the engineering council and Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Once completed, you will be in a great position to apply for a wide range of suitable professionally qualified roles in the Environment Agency. Our structured graduate programme lasts between four to five years, it offers you a mix of internal and external placements, allowing you to build skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning and design to project management, and site supervision to incident response. Spending between three months and a year in each placement gives you plenty of time to get to grips with the real issues, gain the necessary experience and make your mark on a project. 

The person

We’re looking for graduates with the innovation and passion to make a difference. To join us, you'll need to hold a MEng or BEng in an accredited Electrical Engineering degree. Please visit the IET website to check that your degree is eligible before applying. 

Keen to learn, you will be ready to make the most of all the placements. You’ll already show some evidence of the skills you’ll need to develop during the programme including leadership, collaboration, people skills and problem-solving.

The benefits

Our benefits package includes generous annual leave, an excellent pension and flexible working arrangements. We’ll also look after your wellbeing through our employee assistance programme, shopping and leisure discounts, and interest-free loans for bikes and season tickets.

The Environment Agency is committed to having an inclusive workforce that reflects the full diversity of the communities we serve and welcomes applications from individuals of any age, gender or background.

For more information about the benefits of working at the Environment Agency, have a look at our careers webpage here https://environmentagencycareers.co.uk/working-here/

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please click: APPLY NOW. Take a look at the candidate pack for more information about the scheme including a case study from a graduate.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please feel free to email gradengineers@environment-agency.gov.uk  using ‘Graduate Civil Engineers’ as the subject title of your email. 

We'll be hosting an information session open to all interested in applying on Thursday 8th December at 14:00 – 15:00. Please email gradengineers@environment-agency.gov.uk for joining instructions.

Closing date for applications: 31st December 2022

Interviews will be held in February/March 2023. We expect successful candidates to start in September 2023.

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