Graduate Electrical Engineer

Date Posted: 23 days ago

Job Description

United Utilities provides water and sewage services to seven million people across the North West. It's a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers. From operating our pipes and improving water quality, to embracing new technologies and safeguarding the local environment – whether you're in our head office or out on site, there's always plenty going on.
As part of the electrical engineering team you will really benefit from the shared knowledge and expertise of working with colleagues across all the engineering, operations and management disciplines.
You'll be rewarded for your commitment with a starting salary of £28,500, a massive 26 days of annual leave every year, which will increase to a maximum of 30 days after four years' service, plus bank holidays. Our fantastic benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym, flexible holidays, and award winning pension scheme. United Utilities has also been honored by Glassdoor with the Best Places to Work in 2020.
We're looking for enthusiastic graduates to lead the way and help us to meet the challenges of the future.

Job Accountabilities*

In your first two years, you will be expected to have gained an understanding of the wide range of electrical technologies we use, ranging from high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV) through to control system applications.

  • We want you to develop an understanding of the interfaces with other engineering disciplines such as civil, hydraulic, process, mechanical and modelling. This is key to delivering robust, reliable and cost-effective solutions that are safely and efficiently commissioned, operated and maintained.
  • The team is responsible for the design and improvement of water and wastewater treatment facilities, delivering energy neutral designs and optimised solutions which feature high on the business agenda.
  • Able to support United Utilities' operational staff in optimising site production and lowering site spend.
  • Within the team there are technical experts and specialists who cover all aspects of electrical, instrumentation, control and automation knowledge and who support our graduates' development.
  • Projects vary in size from small scale improvements through to multimillion pound new build installations, our graduates are given placements to provide them with a broad spectrum of experience to meet the structured training requirements.
  • Our electrical engineering team are responsible for the development of all United Utilities' electrical designs ranging from high voltage distribution to control system applications; you will have the opportunity to apply best practice and lessons learned.
  • The electrical engineering graduate programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and leads to achieving a professional Chartered Engineer qualification (CEng) and, potentially, fulfil a future leadership role in the business.
  • Graduates enrolled on the IET accredited scheme will have a dedicated mentor to help guide them throughout their training and development period. Don't worry, we give you plenty of support.
  • We are committed in supporting you to reach your full potential and become a successful chartered engineer. The diversity in United Utilities' electrical engineering graduate programme provides the perfect environment for a graduate to develop and succeed.

Knowledge and Skills*

Our team has a strong reputation for excellence and our graduates are an important part of that success.
We require our electrical engineer graduates to have a minimum 2:1 accredited degree in electrical or electrical and electronic engineering, or equivalent.
You will need to be:

  • An excellent communicator at all levels including written communication
  • An excellent team player

Additional Information*

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual assessment centre which are taking place 6 – 17 December 2021.
We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.*
If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service
Closing Date: *31/10/21

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £28,500.00 per year

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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