Graduate United Utilities Lingley

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

Job DescriptionGraduate (Electrical Engineer) (21644)Job ID:



Warrington, UK



Working Hours:

37.00 per weekHybrid Work: yes

Job 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.

As part of the Electrical Engineering team you will really benefit from the shared knowledge and expertise of working with colleagues across all the engineering, operations and management disciplines.

Job Accountabilities

  • In your first two years, you will be expected to have gained an understanding of the wide range of electrical technologies we use, ranging from high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV) through to control system applications.
  • We want you to develop an understanding of the interfaces with other engineering disciplines such as civil, hydraulic, process, mechanical and modelling. This is key to delivering robust, reliable and cost-effective solutions that are safely and efficiently commissioned, operated and maintained.
  • The team is responsible for the design and improvement of water and wastewater treatment facilities, delivering energy neutral designs and optimised solutions which feature high on the business agenda.
  • Able to support United Utilities’ operational staff in optimising site production and lowering site spend.
  • Within the team there are technical experts and specialists who cover all aspects of electrical, instrumentation, control and automation knowledge and who support our graduates’ development.
  • Projects vary in size from small scale improvements through to multimillion pound new build installations, our graduates are given placements to provide them with a broad spectrum of experience to meet the structured training requirements.
  • Our electrical engineering team is responsible for the development of all United Utilities’ electrical designs ranging from high voltage distribution to control system applications; you will have the opportunity to apply best practice and lessons learned.
  • The electrical engineering graduate programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and leads to achieving a professional Chartered Engineer qualification (CEng) and, potentially, fulfil a future leadership role in the business.
  • Graduates enrolled on the IET accredited scheme will have a dedicated mentor to help guide them throughout their training and development period. Don’t worry, we give you plenty of support.
  • We are committed in supporting you to reach your full potential and become a successful chartered engineer. The diversity in United Utilities’ electrical engineering graduate programme provides the perfect environment for a graduate to develop and succeed.

Knowledge and Skills

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

We require our electrical engineer graduates to have a minimum 2:1 accredited degree in electrical or electrical and electronic engineering, or equivalent.

You will need to be:

  • An excellent communicator at all levels including written communication
  • An excellent team player

Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre which are taking place between 11th-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.

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