Graduate Civil Engineer

Graduate Civil Engineer

Date: 11 Apr 2024

Location: Colchester, GB

Reference Number - 78518


This Graduate Civil Engineer will report to the Lead Civil Design Engineer and will work within the Capital Programme directorate based in our Colchester office. You will be a Fixed Term Contract (24 months) employee.

You will attract a salary of £39,732.00 and a bonus of 7.5%. This role can also offer blended working after probationary period (6 months) - 3 days in the office and 2 remote


Close Date: Friday 10th May


We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


Be part of something powerful.


We are the UK's biggest electricity distributor delivering power to 8.4 million homes and businesses across London, the east and south east of England. We keep the lights on across 29,250 square kilometres, serving 19 million people from Cromer in the east to Brighton on the south coast, including our capital, London


In addition to keeping the lights on, safely and sustainably, we care for our customers in the most vulnerable circumstances across our communities.


If you want to play a part in powering the lives of over 8.4 million homes, this is the place to be. We are a big business with a big responsibility, but we feel like a close-knit team. Join us, and we'll give you every opportunity to fulfil your potential and have a successful career, where you'll help us shape the future of the energy and utility industry.


The Programme


The 2-year structured graduate programme will offer you the opportunity of 9 months rotational placements, relevant to your role, helping you better understand the role of UK Power Networks and its directorates. The second year will see you placed in your first supported role. Working towards the roles and responsibilities outline below, you will start contributing to your team's success and meeting objectives. Throughout the programme you will develop the knowledge, competencies and leadership skills through embedded training sessions to help you excel at UK Power Networks, along with mentorship from a senior leader.


The Job


Capital Programme is responsible to the delivery of large scale, high value projects for UK Power Networks. You will work on the production (under supervision) of civil designs from a scope provided by Project Managers, Customers or the Design Lead. Ensuring compliance to design, CDM and relevant standards for both the regulated network solutions for all customers.



Key responsibilities of a Civil Engineer


  • Produce Civil and Structural Designs that can be constructed in compliance with standards and CDM requirements
  • Contribute to the production of technical, commercial and contractual documents for procurement of engineering products.
  • Ensure designs provide information about all aspects of the design of the structure or its construction or maintenance as will adequately assist customers, clients, the CDM team, other designers and contractors



What you'll need:


  • You will have achieved or be on target to achieve a minimum of an Honours bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering


We're also looking for someone who is:


  • Looking to develop their project management skills
  • Passionate about Health & Safety
  • Able to build relationships and deliver great customer service
  • Flexible and resilient
  • Interested in innovative construction techniques which could feed into UK Power Networks' Green Action Plan
  • Able to work unsupervised, set and comply with own targets, as well as part of a team


Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees will ensure they understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

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