Graduate Electrical Engineer - 24832

2
London, North West
London, Preston , Warrington
Thames Barrier SE18 5NJ
Graduate Training 3
Permanent
Full Time
Engineering
£27,919
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.
You’ll follow a structured and well supported training programme that satisfies the requirements of the engineering council and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to become a Chartered Engineer. Our structured graduate programme lasts between four to five years and offers you a mix of internal and external placements. You'll build your skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning to design, and project management to site supervision. 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.
You'll gain the full range of relevant attributes and capabilities to complete your chartered professional review. At every step, your placement journey will be carefully tailored to your individual development needs.
There is one post available at the iconic Thames Barrier in Southeast London.
You will join a team of professionals who will support you throughout the scheme. In addition to your team, you will have support from a Supervising Civil Engineer and Delegated Engineer. They will share their extensive knowledge and experience to assist your development to become a Chartered Engineer. You will be part of a community of approximately 50 graduate engineers, they will form a support network for your career at the Environment Agency.
We’re looking for graduates with the innovation and passion to make a difference. Keen to learn, you will be ready to make the most of all the placements and opportunities that this scheme offers. You will show some evidence of skills you’ll need to develop during the programme including leadership, collaboration, people skills and problem-solving.
Knowledge of High-Voltage, pumping stations and waste-water treatment is preferable but not essential.
To join the graduate training scheme, you’ll need to be a graduate with an accredited BEng or, ideally, an MEng degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent). It’s essential that your degree is accredited. Please visit the IET website if you are unsure that your degree meets the criteria https://www.theiet.org/career/accreditation/academic-accreditation/.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.
Take a look at the candidate pack for more information including what makes the scheme unique and a case study from a current graduate.
If you have any questions, please email gradengineers@environment-agency.gov.uk using ‘Graduate Electrical Engineers’ as the subject title of your email.

We will 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.

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

07/01/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may want to use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach and the indicators in the capability dictionary (link in the candidate pack) to help you write your answers.

Through your development as a graduate engineer, you will be encouraged to take decisions and solve problems when working within teams and on projects.

Question – describe a time when you applied an innovative solution to a problem.
• What did you do?
• How did you come to your chosen solution?
• What was the end result?
Works in Teams
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may want to use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach and the indicators in the capability dictionary (link in the candidate pack) to help you write your answers.

As a graduate engineer you will work in a variety of different teams, each working to achieve a common goal.

Question – Tell us about a successful team you have been part of.
• What made the team successful?
• What was your personal contribution to the success of the team?
• What did you learn from working in this team?
Environmental Awareness
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may want to use the indicators in the capability dictionary (link in the candidate pack) to help you write your answers.

The Environment Agency has set an aim of becoming a carbon net zero organisation by 2030. Our 2020 Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy’s long-term vision is “a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100”. These are key areas where you will be able to make a difference and be part of the solution.
Question - If you were asked to come up with innovative ways to support the Environment Agency in becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030, what would your solutions be and why?
Manages Self
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may want to use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach and the indicators in the capability dictionary (link in the candidate pack) to help you write your answers.

Our graduate engineers are self-motivated and committed to all aspects of their personal development. This includes developing resilience and having an enquiring and growth mindset.
Question - Describe a situation where you realised that you needed support or advice from others before progressing with a piece of work.
• Who did you approach and why?
• How did that make you feel?
• What was the outcome and what did you learn from this?
Full UK driving licence
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.