Graduate Engineer - Energy Sector - Support for Chartered status

The Graduate
Kettering, Northamptonshire
20,000 - 25,000 per annum
Jan 27, 2022
Mar 01, 2022
Energy Engineering
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

Our client boasts an enviable, well-established history in managing and delivering a range of utility connections and new networks.

Their expert teams work to seamlessly design and build any electrical, gas or water connections that may be required under their own NERS, GIRS and WIRS accreditations. The client's success over the years has been built upon strong customer recommendations, illustrating that they have the skills, expertise and in-depth knowledge required to deliver.

The client offers the full spectrum of services that their clients need, from providing new connections, ongoing maintenance and private high voltage works. They have the people, the skills and the in-depth knowledge of all the aspects their clients need to complete their developments.

Clients include - Major housebuilders, industrial property developers, asset owners and DNOs such as UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution. They will partner with their clients to offer exceptional service and technical advice. Using their extensive expertise, born from a background of Electricity Supply Industry training and mentoring, they can tailor their service to exactly what is needed.

JOB TITLE: Graduate Engineering Scheme 2022- Permanent


An exciting opportunity for bright, technical 2022 graduates to join this firm and develop within the company. You will be based at the Head Office with some training requirement to undertake site visits and surveys following training. There is an option to relocate to the Yorkshire offices in the future. This scheme will provide an opportunity to work within design and/or tendering and build an engineering career to chartered status.

Starting in a Graduate training role in Northamptonshire you will spend time with key members of the team understanding the service and tasks you will undertake for each project, looking into client projects and getting to grips with tendering processes, design and CAD software, in house and external approval processes.

You will eventually be based witihin the design or tendering team and take on tasks that will include:

Design TEAM:
  • Produce compliant designs of multi utility projects (electricity, gas, telecoms and water)
  • Liaise with Tendering and Construction departments to ensure project design drawings are detailed correctly
  • Liaise directly with clients, internal and external stakeholders. Some site visits are required
  • Provide technical support to the wider business as your knowledge builds
  • Maintain internal CAD libraries and templates
  • Maintain design software/tools and product databases
  • Continually review Electricity and Gas design processes to minimise business exposure

Tendering TEAM:

The successful candidate will work across a portfolio of key customers developing designs and helping estimate the cost of our offers.
  • Prepare design schemes and solutions based on the requirements and client requests
  • Work with engineers to get additional design inputs
  • Work with sub-contractors for quotes
  • Prepare cost estimates and manage internal approvals on costs as appropriate
  • Present the offers to clients, and attend mid-bid and post bid clarification meetings
  • Prepare handover to operations for delivery

  • A relevant Engineering (ie Electrical, Renewable, Gas, Water), Maths or relevant Technical Degree
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and the willingness to train on other software
  • Some understanding/study of utility network design or the built environment
  • Good awareness of Construction Design Management (CDM) and health & safety regulations
  • A strong customer focused attitude with commitment to CPD
  • Team Player
  • Organised, excellent attention to detail, self-motivated, with good time management skills
  • WinDebut or GasWorks/SNAP competence - desired but not essential

HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 - 5:00 Monday to Friday

HEALTH AND SAFETY: No current issues to report

BENEFITS:Excellent support to train/progress.Laptop, mobile phone, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, generous companypension scheme, and death in service cover.