Graduate Electrical Engineer - 17111

2
South West, Yorkshire and the Humber
Beverley , Bridgwater , Exeter
Manley House, Rivers House Bridgwater, Crosskill House
Graduate Training 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability
£26,599
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/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 between four/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). Visit the IET website to ensure before applying that your degree meets the criteria.

You’ll be ready/motivated to make the most of the diverse assignments/opportunities that will come your way developing many skills including leadership/wider people skills/problem solving and many more.
If you have any questions about the scheme, please feel free to email gradengineers@environment-agency.gov.uk Please state in the subject title of your email the title of the post you are enquiring about.

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).

07/05/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
The competency questions will be the first stage of the selection process. You may want to use the STAR approach and the indicators detailed in the candidate pack to help you write your answers. These competencies will also make up some of the interview if you are successful.

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

Describe a time when you had to take initiative to develop an innovative solution to achieve better results.
Environmental Awareness
The competency questions will be the first stage of the selection process. You may want to use the STAR approach and the indicators detailed in the candidate pack to help you write your answers. These competencies will also make up some of the interview if you are successful. Using the indicators as per the candidate pack we are also interested in how you would describe and demonstrate behaviours to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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 for: a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100. These are two key areas where you will be able to make a difference and be part of the solution.

Describe how you make sure that your own behaviour reduces impact on the environment and meets UN Sustainable Development Goals
Manage your health and safety
The competency questions will be the first stage of the selection process. You may want to use the STAR approach and the indicators detailed in the candidate pack to help you write your answers. These competencies will also make up some of the interview if you are successful.

The EA strives to be a life enhancing place to work whether employees are working on construction sites, in the office, out in the field or carrying out any other aspect of their role.

Describe a time where you have made sure that your and other people’s health, safety and well-being has been your priority and had a positive impact on a task or other people.
Manages Self
The competency questions will be the first stage of the selection process. You may want to use the STAR approach and the indicators detailed in the candidate pack to help you write your answers. These competencies will also make up some of the interview if you are successful.

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 mind set.

Describe a time when you received negative feedback and turned it into something positive
A full UK driving licence is required for these roles

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
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.