• Job Reference: WCN No. 17111
  • Date Posted: 23 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Environment Agency
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: £26,599
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About us 

We’re 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. 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, there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate.  

How we do things in the Environment Agency is as important as what we do. We seek to be an open, outward looking, positive organisation. We believe none of us is as good as all of us: “embrace difference, include everyone” is part of our DNA. 

Electrical Engineering with the Environment Agency  

Flooding has a dramatic – sometimes life-changing - impact on people, properties and businesses.  In England, some 5 million properties – 1 in 6, are at risk of flooding from rivers, or the sea. That’s why we’re constantly working to reduce the risks to people, households and businesses from flooding and help people to improve, protect, value and enjoy their local environment. And it’s why an Electrical Engineering career with the Environment Agency is so challenging, diverse, exciting and rewarding. 

We are looking for graduate Electrical Engineers to join our well established and highly experienced MEICA teams (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation) in the North East or South West. You’ll follow a structured and well supported training programme that satisfies the requirements of the 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. 

Join our MEICA teams and you will be involved in developing strategies, developing the IT support tools and providing expert technical support and advice to our field teams. 

Our MEICA teams also lead on environmental management and in particularly, energy efficiency therefore you will bringinnovation 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.

As a graduate you'll take on a real mix of internal and external projects. Each project will help you build skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning to design, and project management to site supervision and incident response.  Once you’ve gained the full range of relevant skills, attributes and capabilities, you can complete your chartered professional review. Pass and you’ll be a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It is likely to take you between four and five years to complete our structured training programme.

About you  

To join the graduate programme, you'll need an accredited Electrical Engineering degree (or BEng (hons) plus an appropriate Masters degree or approved further learning to Masters level). Please visit the IET website to ensure before applying that your degree meets the criteria.  

Keen to learn, you’ll be ready and motivated to make the most of all the diverse assignments and opportunities that will come your way developing many skills including leadership, wider people skills, problem solving and many more.

Of course, you’ll have our full support throughout: as well as being supported by your team leader and a supervising engineer who'll oversee your work, you’ll have a delegated engineer / mentor to help you on a day-to-day basis. These people will share their extensive knowledge and experience to give you every opportunity to become the best flood and coastal risk engineer you can be. 

We offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment. In addition, we offer flexi-time and consider flexible working patterns, to helping you achieve a positive work-life balance. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to have a workforce to reflect the full diversity of the communities we serve and welcome applications from individuals of any age, gender or background.


Beverley (Yorkshire and Humberside), Bridgwater (Somerset), Exeter (Devon)

To apply

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Closing date for applications: Friday 7 May 2021 at 23:55 hours

Assessment centres will take place in May/June 2021. This will be initially online interviews with possible second interviews at a location local to the advertised vacancies in line with government COVID restrictions at the time.

We expect successful candidates to start in September 2021 (other start dates maybe considered). 

Diversity: it’s in our nature