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Engineering, Project & Environmental Opportunities

ScottishPower offers a wide range of careers for people with diverse skills, expertise and ambitions, both in the UK and globally.

Our portfolio of work and projects will provide you with unrivalled opportunities to work on cutting-edge technologies on projects that will go down in history. With opportunities in engineering, power systems & design, land & planning, key infrastructure project management and environment & ecology. And everything from subsea cables to windfarms - whatever your passion - you’ll be generating change that’ll enable our transition to a net zero energy system.

Engineering View

As an Engineer within ScottishPower Renewables, you could play a key role in the planning, design, construction and operation of some of the largest onshore and offshore windfarms in the world. We have a variety of projects at various stages of the project lifecycle which creates extraordinary opportunities for our graduates. A rapidly growing business, we have a variety of roles for our graduates, depending on their area of interest. Whether you have an engineering background and are fascinated with the technical aspects of planning, development and design, or would prefer to use your engineering expertise in project management, analysis or risk management, you can play a crucial part in helping us achieve our Net Zero goals.


One of the most topical outputs of COP26 was the agreement to phase out coal-fuelled generation. While we’re ahead of the game on that front, it increases the pressure to generate MORE cleaner, greener electricity. And with that comes increased demand for suitable renewable generation sites. You’ll become part of the team who helps us navigate and step up to this challenge. Our Environmental experts play a key role in reviewing our project requirements, scoping and assessing sites to consider the environmental impacts, as we strive to increase our generation with minimal impact. Providing specialist advice on environmental compliance and engaging with the latest academic materials, you’ll be helping to deliver projects from consents to decommissioning, giving you end to end experience of the project life cycle. You will also support the business in managing its drive towards a more sustainable future, ensuring our supply chain are aligned in their objectives as well as supporting initiatives within the business to reduce carbon emissions.


As a Civil Engineering Graduate, our portfolio of projects will provide you with a breadth of experiences enabling you to really kickstart your engineering career. The new £62 million 400kV substation at Branxton, East Lothian is just one of many dynamic projects on our grid. This project will enable connection of 2,300MW of offshore wind power and the East Coast subsea cable link to our network.


Our portfolio of projects will provide you with the ideal platform from which to launch your Land & Planning Career. The new £62 million 400kV substation at Branxton, East Lothian is just one of many dynamic projects on our grid. This project will enable connection of 2,300MW of offshore wind power and the East Coast subsea cable link to our network.


Increasing the efficiency of our networks is crucial to our Net Zero ambition. Without the transition to cleaner and smarter technology, meeting this goal will be impossible. So, our Power Systems Analysis and Design graduates will play a vital role, carrying out in-depth analysis of the performance of all aspects of our network to design the network of the future. We’re on an exhilarating journey of continuous improvement and we’re looking for graduates who’re desperate to make our world a better place.


If you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Electrical / Mechanical / Power / Energy Engineering – and you want to help us deliver a smarter and more sustainable energy network for our customers - then this could be the role for you. With projects ranging from delivering one of the worlds longest subsea cables to connecting new renewable energy to the grid, this is a great springboard for your engineering career.


We’ve got no shortage of projects for you to manage. If you embark on a career as a project manager through our programme, you’ll be managing the key infrastructure projects that will facilitate the connection of new renewable energy sources to the grid. To do this, you’ll need to have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Project Management, Business Studies, Business Administration, Civil or Electrical Engineering, Commercial Management or Quantity Surveying.


Application Process

Ready to apply? Here’s what you need to know.

Application Form
Once you’ve found the right programme for you, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button and that will take you through to the online application form. Here you’ll tell us a bit about you and your degree qualification. It shouldn’t take too long, and you can save and come back to it if you need to.

Video Interview & Game-Based Assessments
As long as you meet the minimum criteria for the programme, you’ll progress through to our online assessment stage. It’ll start with a video interview which will include a series of competency questions. Don’t worry though, when you’re invited, you’ll receive everything you need to know as well as some handy hints and tips. It’ll then lead into some game-based assessments, all of which have been designed to assess the key skills you’ll need to be successful on our programmes.

After you’ve completed the online assessment, you can sit back and relax for a while! Our application window is open for a couple of months so if you apply early, you won’t hear anything straight away. But don’t panic, we’ll be busy reviewing applications and getting to know a bit more about you so we can select which candidates will be invited to assessment centre.

Assessment Centre
You could be invited straight to assessment centre, or you may even find yourself as one of our assessment centre reserves where you’ve narrowly missed out on an invitation. We can get a large number of applications for some programmes, so unfortunately we won’t be able to invite all great candidates through to assessment centre. You can expect to complete an interview and presentation exercise, and maybe even a group exercise too - we’ll share all the details you’ll need at the time so you can prepare. Either way, we’ll get to know more about you, and vice versa!

Best of luck, we look forward to hearing from you!

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