Graduate Mechanical Engineer - 8973

Environment Agency
30 Sep 2018
28 Oct 2018
Start Date
Graduate Mechanical Engineer - 8973

Number of jobs available

East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber

Beverley , Ely

Ely Office, Crosskill House

Graduate Training 3

Post Type
Graduate Placement

Working Pattern
Full Time

Role Type

Salary Minimum

Job description
We are looking for graduate Mechanical Engineers to join our well established and highly experienced MEICA teams (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation) in Cambridgeshire and East Yorkshire. You'll follow a structured and well supported training programme that satisfies the requirements of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to become a Chartered Engineer. You'll take on a real mix of internal and external projects to build your skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning to design, and project management to site supervision. You'll gain the full range of relevant attributes and capabilities to complete your chartered professional review.

The team
The MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, instrumentation, Control and Automation) teams design, plan and maintain mechanical and electrical assets on behalf of the assets owners, working closely with our internal partners and our external contractors.

You'll be supported by your team leader/senior engineer who'll oversee your work, you'll have a mentor to help you on a day-to-day basis. They will share their extensive knowledge and experience to give you every opportunity to become a chartered engineer.

Experience/skills required
To join the graduate programme, you'll need an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree or BEng (hons) plus an appropriate Masters degree or approved further learning to Masters level. Please visit the IMechE website if you are unsure that your degree meets the criteria. It is likely to take you between three and four years to complete the programme. Keen to learn, you'll be ready to make the most of all the assignments and opportunities that will come your way. Please state in your application if you have graduate membership of a professional institution and relevant work experience and competencies.

Contact and additional information
Closing Date: 1st November 2018 at 23:55 hours
Interviews to be held at End Nov/Early Dec
We offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment. In addition, we offer flexi-time, helping you achieve a positive work-life balance. We're fully committed to having an inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve and welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns.
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Competence 1
Communicates Effectively

Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

  • Is an active listener, has time for people; seeks their contribution.
  • Uses full range of communication methods to ensure effective understanding.
  • Considers needs of and impact on audience, anticipates reactions and uses appropriate communication method and style.
  • Prepares written reports and data in clear, readable and accurate manner, using appropriate grammar, syntax and style.
  • Ensures communication is two-way; responds and acts on feedback
  • When presenting is easily understood and inspires attention from an audience.
  • Is clear and to the point when speaking.
  • Anticipates the main issues and prepares responses.

    Competence 2
    Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

    Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

  • Uses previous experience and careful analysis to identify potential problems, effective solutions and arrive at sound decisions.
  • Identifies and asks appropriate questions to explore and detect root causes of problems or sources and quality of evidence.
  • Applies sound techniques to analyse problems, generate options and select best course of action.
  • Seeks out and considers the best available information before making decisions. Probes, checks and confirms veracity of data as appropriate.
  • Confronts head-on difficult situations where major decisions have to be made quickly.
  • Makes sound decisions based on complex or incomplete information and/or within limited timescales.
  • Escalates issues when they are beyond own limitations and/or have consequences further than own responsibilities.

    Competence 3
    Environmental Awareness

    Appreciates the impact that activities have on the environment and identifies ways to protect and preserve the environment for the future [and limit negative environmental impact]

  • Establishes the need, plans and initiates an environmental monitoring programme to meet requirements.
  • Assesses the impact of regulated activities on the environment by interpreting trends and relationships in data sets and drawing valid conclusions on the environmental impact.
  • Maintains environmental management standards and reports issues of non-compliance.
  • Correctly identifies and disposes of waste materials in an appropriate manner.

    Competence 4
    Manage your health and safety

    Making sure your own behaviour reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others.

  • Makes correct use of personal protective equipment and other safety equipment.
  • Complies fully with statutory and company rules regarding health, safety and the environment
  • Is aware of hazards and follows safe working practices designed to minimise risks to health and safety at work.
  • Can evaluate which of the potentially harmful aspects/practices create the greatest risk to self and others.
  • Displays good working knowledge of current health, safety and environment rules and procedures applicable to the role and tasks performed
  • Rectifies or reports any potentially harmful aspects/practices that arise in the job role or workplace.
  • Suggests improvements for reducing risks.
  • Encourages others to follow H&S policies and instructions.
  • Challenges any unsafe acts that are observed.
  • Responds correctly when challenged by others about unsafe acts.
  • Follows the incident reporting procedure for potentially harmful aspects/practices.

    Role specific license requirements
    Full UK drivers license

    Role specific professional membership requirements
    Accredited Mechanical Engineering degree or BEng (hons) plus an appropriate Masters degree or approved further learning to Masters level.
    Please visit the IMechE website to ensure that your degree meets the accredited criteria before applying.

    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 for more information.

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