2024 Graduate Electrical Engineering Career Path: Building Services

Type: Graduate
Region: Scotland

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Job Description

To avoid missing out on this opportunity, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible as we will close when the positions have been filled.

Are you a graduate with a degree in electrical engineering or a related field, interested in a challenging and rewarding career in building services engineering? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join Mott MacDonald in the fantastic Glasgow office.

Our graduate building services engineers are responsible for designing systems that make buildings safe, comfortable, efficient, and exciting spaces to live and work in. Our teams are involved from concept to the completion of the building providing you a breadth of knowledge and experience.

As well as design work, there will be opportunities for conducting site surveys, inspections, and testing to improve practical engineering knowledge.

Working closely with clients, architects, and other engineers, you will have the opportunity to deliver high-quality and cost-effective projects. Our projects are not just UK based; they are international. They span a variety of sectors, including healthcare; sport; education; defence; transport; utilities; energy; within the public and private sectors.

As an electrical building services engineer, you’ll be involved in designing all electrical systems such as HV/LV infrastructure, small power, lighting, earthing, containment, fire detection and alarm systems and security. You will also get to use the latest BIM and calculation software, such as Revit, Pro Design, and Dialux to improve efficiency and reduce errors.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for committed and motivated graduates with a genuine passion and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald. 

To be eligible for this opportunity, you will have less than 12 months’ relevant work experience and have?a degree or are expected to achieve a degree in one of the following degree subjects:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering (specialising in electrical)

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in the role and working at Mott MacDonald through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience. 

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics: 

  • Methodical approach to problem solving 
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members. 
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing. 

As we want the best people for the role, we support flexible working. Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need. 

About your development? 

A graduate position should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate roles, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.? 

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a mentor who will support you on your journey to gaining professional recognition within your chosen discipline? 

What else is involved?? 

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year soft-skills development programme alongside all of the other graduates in your cohort across our Europe & UK region.

In partnership with Cappfinity, a global leader in talent mobility, we have identified the skills that drive success amongst early career talent within Mott MacDonald, and have designed a learning experience to enable you to develop these skills delivered through a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars, and group challenges.

Also giving you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. ? 

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development journey to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.? 

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

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