At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Why Black & Veatch?

We’re driven by solving clients’ complex problems, building relationships and fulfilling our Mission of Building a World of Difference®. Black & Veatch helps to improve and sustain the quality of life around the world. Every day, we’re doing work that improves lives, sparks economic development, strengthens public health and changes communities for the better.

As a Black & Veatch graduate professional, you’ll be working on sustainable solutions to some of today’s biggest energy challenges. As one of the newest employee-owners at Black & Veatch, you won't just be doing the busy-work. You'll help address some of the world's most pressing infrastructure challenges. You'll learn the business from a diverse, motivated team of designers, engineers, and project managers. You'll develop and sharpen the skills that will serve you throughout your career.

The role

As a Graduate Electrical Engineer, you’ll work as part of the renewables team, undertaking renewable energy plant audits throughout the United Kingdom.

This is a permanent opportunity with immediate starts available. You’ll be based in our Glasgow city centre office, with the option to work from home 2 day per week. Regular travel to sites is required, so please note you must be able to drive for this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Work effectively on several renewable energy audits concurrently.
  • Undertake engineering and economics analysis of renewable energy projects.
  • Undertake witnessing / inspection of mechanical and electrical commissioning of renewable energy projects.
  • Participate in site visits and client meetings.
  • Liaise with external organisations.
  • Progress to undertake feasibility studies, design, specification and implementation of renewable energy projects.
  • Progress to provide grid connection and compliance support for renewable energy projects.
  • Assist with various marketing and tender initiatives.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
  • You should be a recent graduate (within maximum of 2 years)
  • You must have the legal right to work in the UK
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Ability to drive to remote project sites and rent a vehicle for business travel is essential. Successful applicants will be required to present their original driving licence prior to commencing work.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge areas

  • Key renewables energy technologies such as; power plant, wind, solar, and battery energy storage.
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution networks.
  • Typical electrical power system studies (Load Flow, Short Circuit, Losses.).
  • Electrical infrastructure and plant specification and arrangement for renewable energy projects.
  • Main electrical equipment / cable sizing calculations.
  • Additionally, it would be beneficial to have some knowledge of: power system analysis software such as DigSilent, PSCAD or ETAP; Grid connection and TSO/DNO interfaces; Feed in Tariff (FIT) and Renewables Obligation (RO); UK Grid Code.

Skills

  • Technical analysis
  • Ability to effectively communicate to different stakeholders.
  • Time management is key to this role so an ability to manage multiple tasks throughout your working week is paramount.
  • Highly numerate and well developed MS Excel skills (ideally including VBA, and Python).
  • Well-developed report writing skills, using MS Word.

Personal attributes

  • Willingness to learn and interest in progressing career in renewables.
  • Self-starter with the ability to think independently.
  • Prioritising, planning, and organising own workload.
  • Accountability, including level of self-motivation and ambition.
  • Communication and team-working skills and sharing / using best practice information.
  • Willingness to be adaptable, work flexibly.
  • Initiative, self-reliance, and drive to deliver results.