Graduate United Utilities Lingley

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

Job DescriptionGraduate (Network Modelling Engineer – Clean Water) (21642)Job ID:



Warrington, UK



Working Hours:

37.00 per week

Hybrid Work:

yesJob Purpose

About United Utilities

More than ever before we need inspiring graduates to join us and make the North West greener, healthier and stronger. We all know the challenges of climate change and by joining our graduate scheme you’ll play a role in securing efficient, reliable water resources for customers across the North West.

You may know us for keeping the taps flowing and toilets flushing for customers in the North West, but we’re also a responsible business who cares about delivering great customer service, protecting and enhancing the environment, caring for its communities, and making sure we’re investing in the region to support future growth, address climate change and work in partnership to improve river health.

Whichever scheme is right for you, you’ll be at the heart of bringing innovation and positive change to the water industry.

Ready to live your future?

You’ll be rewarded for your commitment with a starting salary of £30,000, 26 days of annual leave every year, which will increase to a maximum of 30 days after four years’ service, plus bank holidays. Our fantastic benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym, flexible holidays, and award winning pension scheme. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s top inclusive employers.

We are looking for graduates that have the capability to engage with people at all levels of the business and develop into outstanding leaders of the future. We’re looking for inspiring individuals to help deliver our ambitious plans, drive performance and improve customer service in a safe working environment. Sound like your cup of tea? Start living your future today.

Job Accountabilities

We will provide you with development opportunities to work to chartered engineer status. You will be working on a series of projects designed to help you get to grips with the breadth of the business and the diverse challenges we face in delivering drinking water to our customers.

You will:

  • Possess or have potential to develop strong engineering skills towards chartered engineer status.
  • Have the opportunity to develop leadership, financial and communications skills to support regulatory compliance and efficiency of operation.
  • Have the ability to work across a matrix organisation to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Be given opportunities to build, maintain and use network models for solving water network problems using software such as InfoWorks WS Pro, DNV Synergi and Bentley WaterGEMS.
  • Develop skills to support operations personnel to manage water distribution in line with company commitments.
  • Contribute to root cause analysis and continuous improvement activities

For further information regarding clean water networks and examples of network modelling software follow these links:

  • CwMAG –
  • Bentley WaterGEMS –

Knowledge and Skills

Our team has a strong reputation for excellence and our graduates are an important part of that success.

We require our modelling engineer graduates to have a minimum 2:1 BSc or BA degree in an engineering, environmental, hydrological or mathematical discipline

You will need to be:

  • Able to show interest and ability in numerical computational analysis and show evidence of engagement in water environmental interests
  • An excellent team player
  • Ambitious and show drive
  • An excellent communicator at all levels
  • Ability to influence across all levels
  • Strong in written and interpersonal skills
  • Great at problem solving skills
  • Ability to apply innovative solutions to difficult challenges
  • Knowledgeable and interested in water supply and distribution

Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre which are taking place between 6th-15th December 2023.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: 22/10/23

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