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Energy - Electrical and EC&I Graduate Scheme (2018)

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers to design new power stations and innovative renewables concepts, extend the life of existing infrastructure and meet the world’s future energy needs.

Our Energy business has been pushing the engineering boundaries for over four decades, creating cleaner, safer and smarter energy. Join us and you will be helping us to design complex new schemes, assuring the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and delivering innovative solutions and consultancy advice to our core clients, all critical to the continuing success of our energy market.  Operating in a number of sectors our staff achieve great things to meet the evolving needs of global energy markets.  Overall, we all share the same mission - to improve lives through energy – one project and one day at a time.


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What you’ll be doing
We have opportunities for graduates across a range of our Energy teams in the UK.  From an Electrical/Electronic or Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineering background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do:

Leeds – Our electrical engineering team in Leeds specialises in all aspects of energy networks, from generators through to transmission & distribution and consumer. We carry out High Voltage substation, HV plant and protection & control design and consultancy services, as well as Operational & Management support and oversight and approval of construction and design undertaken by EPC’s. Our key clients are National Grid, EDF Energy, RWE and many other internationally recognised organisations.

Glasgow - Based in our Glasgow or Bellshill office as an Electrical or C&I engineer, you will find yourself working primarily on projects in the Power Generation and Offshore Engineering markets. Some of our current projects include testing of HV plant, electrical plant design, specification of C&I equipment and design of network connectors. We support existing Coal and Nuclear Power Plants as well as Energy from Waste facilities, Oil & Gas assets and projects.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in supporting design projects, occasional work at Client sites / power stations and across the Energy sector.

Warrington - Based in our Warrington office as a EC&I Engineer you’ll be part of a team responsible for feasibility studies, specification preparation and conditions surveys within the energy sector. These can come under projects involving Plant Refurbishment, Control Systems, Building Systems and Safety Systems to name a few. Some examples of clients include Urenco UK, Sellafield Ltd, Rolls Royce and various Energy Sector Organisations. We’re looking for hard-working candidates with an interest in energy who are from an engineering background.

You could also…
In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations - As a graduate engineer, you could also be involved in:

  • Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation and transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
  • Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
  • Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
  • Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
  • Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities
  • Carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets
  • Attending graduate networks & forums to help shape our scheme & graduate community activities

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be a talented graduate with a minimum 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Electrical Control and Instrumentation Engineering. 

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Benefits & Rewards
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends and team building activities.

For a full list of our benefits, please refer to our website.

How to apply

This role is now closed. 2019 vacancies will be live in September 2018.

NB: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted.

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