Graduate Asset Management Engineer 2024

This Graduate Asset Management Engineer will report to the Lead Engineer and will work within the Asset Management directorate based in our London /Stevenage/ Bury St Edmunds or Crawley office. You will be a Fixed Term Contract (24 months) employee.

What we offer

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

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.

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.

Responsibilities

Our role within Asset Management is to facilitate the efficient development of the network. Main activities we undertake include:

  • Sponsor projects delivered by our Capital Programme, Network Operations and our partner organisations. Each year we invest more than £200 million pounds in this way.
  • Assess new connections (circa 7,000 a year), identifying the most economical point of connection and modelling the impact of the connection on the network.
  • Ensure compliance with our statutory and regulatory duties. This ensures the network is operated safely and our customers receive a reliable supply of electricity.
  • Engage partners to ensure our plans meet their needs and that the needs of the network are met in the long term. Important partners we interact with include:

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

We are offering an amazing opportunity for learning and development across multiple areas of our business to help you acquire the skills needed to excel in our industry.

As an engineering graduate you will work on a variety of projects and help provide engineering solutions to industry leading innovation projects such as decarbonising the electricity network.

You'll embark on a 2-year programme, where you'll experience different areas of the business across several assignments. You'll learn from our experts, gain valuable experience, and have the support of your line manager, mentor and buddy throughout the programme.

We're passionate about your development and we offer graduates a tailored training plan based on your discipline to help develop your skills and behaviours.

Responsibilities

  • Learn to review and assess the electrical network, identifying the point of connection and design associated reinforcement requirements for new load and generation enquiries.
  • Lead the sponsorship of projects through the asset lifecycle, starting by identifying scope and costs to implementation and verifying benefits are delivered. These may be small housing developments or major EV charging points.
  • Understand and analyse the network to identify issues and performance problems, proposing improvements to improve the service we offer to customers and that we remain compliant.
  • Visit sites with operational and construction colleagues to understand site conditions ensuring our plans reflect what needs to be delivered.

What you'll need

  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering or Maths based subject.

We're also looking for

  • Analytical and data minded individuals with some experience in assessing data or models.
  • Driven individuals who are eager to learn, willing to adapt and are good at forming relationships
  • The ability to understand complex concepts, apply new approaches and communicate them at different levels with impact.

Key areas of interest

Occasional business travel will be required across our region (East Anglia, London and the South East of England).

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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We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

DEADLINE 10th May 2024