Graduate Civil Engineer - 17115

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Bridgwater , Exeter , Farnham , Ipswich , Leeds , Lincoln , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Oxford , Peterborough , Reading , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , Worthing , York
Trentside Offices, Manley House, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Richard Fairclough House, Kingfisher House, Tyneside House, Guildbourne House, Rivers House Blandford, Rivers House Bridgwater, Kings Meadow House, Osney Yard, Goldcrest House, Lateral, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT, Foss House, AQUA HOUSE BIRMINGHAM B3 1AQ
Graduate Training 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time Term Time
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability
£26,599
We are looking for Civil Engineering graduates to become part of our team bringing innovation/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.

Our four to five year national engineering graduate programme focuses on four vital areas: technical, commercial, professional and management. It’s a structured, well supported programme and one that will see you take on a mix of internal and external assignments, building up skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning and design to project management and site supervision and incident response. Typically, you’ll spend three months to a year on each assignment, giving you plenty of time to get to grips with the real issues, gain the necessary experience, making each project your own.

We’ll provide full training under agreement with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). 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 flood and coastal risk engineer with Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. From there you can apply for a wide range of suitable professionally qualified roles within the Environment Agency.
Of course, you’ll have our full support throughout: as well as being supported by your team leader and a supervising civil engineer who'll oversee your work, you’ll have a delegated engineer to help you on a day-to-day basis. These people will share their extensive knowledge and experience, giving you every opportunity to become the best flood and coastal risk engineer you can be.
About you
To join the graduate programme you’ll need to be a graduate with a MEng degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent). It’s also essential that your degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as satisfying the academic requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer with the ICE. Please check online here http://www.jbm.org.uk/accreditation/accreditation-programmes/ and https://www.ice.org.uk/careers-and-training/graduate-civil-engineers/course-search-tool

Keen to learn, you’ll be ready to make the most of all the assignments and opportunities that will come your way developing a range of skills including leadership, wider people skills, problem solving and many more.
Any questions about the scheme, please 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).

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, ensuring equal opportunities and keen to have a workforce to reflect the full diversity of the communities we serve and welcome applications from individuals of any age/gender or background.

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.

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 and enquiring and growth mind set.

Describe a time when you received negative feedback and turned it into something positive
Business of the Environment Agency
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To join the graduate programme you’ll need to be a graduate with a MEng degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent). It’s also essential that your degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as satisfying the academic requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer with the ICE. Please check online here http://www.jbm.org.uk/accreditation/accreditation-programmes/ and https://www.ice.org.uk/careers-and-training/graduate-civil-engineers/course-search-tool
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.