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Networks Engineering Opportunities

 

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2022  PROGRAMME. YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE TO RECEIVE UPDATES ABOUT FUTURE RECRUITMENT.

Our Business

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and world leader in wind energy. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

We're investing over £1.4 billion in the UK - every year - for the next 5 years. Working on cutting edge innovation projects, we’re creating a smarter, cleaner and more efficient network, as well as building and maintaining windfarms, as we work towards Net Zero.  And, with contributions of £40m to charitable causes during the last 5 years we’re investing in our communities as well to create a better future, quicker, for everyone.

SP Energy Networks

Our energy landscape is going through a time of profound change. A challenge touching every part of our society, we need to eradicate carbon emissions to halt the effects of climate change. We need to change how we live our lives and replace the use of fossil fuels for transport and heat.

Electricity will be at the heart of the solution, through electric vehicles and heat pumps. And with more renewables generation and other technologies connected to the electricity grid than ever before, it’s our role to make sure we create a more efficient, cleaner, greener network to accommodate this increase in demand.

Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation, and consumer behaviour. Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century; and you can be part of it.

Why choose SP Energy Networks?

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, and we need great people like you to help us succeed on our journey to Net Zero! During your time on the graduate programme, you’ll face new challenges and experience a diverse range of opportunities. You might be working in different areas of the business or focusing on your chosen specialism. Either way, you’ll be creating a network of colleagues and fellow graduates that’ll support your growth and development throughout your career. Your programme is tailored to you and your personal development and will include a combination of behavioural and technical modules and placements. Our programme is designed to bring out the best in you, helping you find the career path that’s right for you.

As a graduate trainee and part of ScottishPower, you’ll have a range of benefits as well as a varied and interesting career path, including:

  • Starting salary of £28,400

  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%

  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity matched funding and many, many more

 

What opportunities do we have on offer for you?

 

Civil Engineering Graduate - Cambuslang and Prenton

Our Civil Engineering teams are responsible for the maintenance, refurbishment, and reinforcement of our existing network, as well as delivering new connections enabling renewables generation. And over the next five years, we’re investing over £1.3bn in cleaner and smarter technology to help us achieve our Net Zero ambition. So, there’s a range of exciting opportunities for our 2022 graduates to get involved in.

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. With over 4,300km of circuits and 156 transmission substations in our licenced areas, we’re investing significantly in modernisation and reinforcement programmes to protect supply for our customers, communities, and stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to learn about multiple facets of civil engineering at various stages of the project life cycle to make you the best Civil Engineer you can be. We’re at the forefront of innovation, using cutting edge technology, the latest materials and modern plant; and we’d love for you to join us at the sharp end.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Civil Engineering.

 

Energy Networks Engineering Graduate - Central and Southern Scotland, North West England and Mid / North Wales

Net Zero is always at the forefront of our minds. Electricity demand, generation, and consumer behaviour is changing rapidly. Our transmission and distribution business are going through an electricity revolution. So, our work is crucial to achieving Net Zero; and through investment in innovation, we’re transforming our business to deliver smarter and cleaner technology to create the network of the future. You, our Engineers, will help to shape this goal by bringing our ambitions to life.

As an engineer within our SP Energy Networks business, you are our ambassador of change. With so many exciting and evolving projects, you will benefit from exposure to a variety of different projects streams, providing you with a great launchpad for your engineering career. You might be working on our South West Scotland Connections Project, connecting rural renewables generation to the transmission system so we can get the electricity to where it is most needed. Or you could be working on Eastern Link, our subsea cable project – one of the longest underwater HVDC links in the world. Our diverse portfolio of projects means you’ll have a clear view of the big picture – and we know you’ll bring great ideas for re-framing it! We want you to drive outstanding innovation through creative ideas to help us deliver a smarter and more sustainable network for our customers.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Electrical / Mechanical / Power / Energy Engineering, or similar

 

Land and Planning Graduate - Central and Southern Scotland, North West England and Mid / North Wales

Our Land and Planning Team is a specialist function that plays a crucial role in the delivery of high value capital projects. Whether it’s connections to domestic premises, EV charging or renewables generation, our role in obtaining the land agreements is vital to allow us to install or upgrade our assets. As we work towards Net Zero, we’re working hard to upgrade our ageing network to deliver smarter and cleaner technology for our customers, communities and stakeholders, and without these consents it won’t be possible. Without YOU it won’t be possible!

This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career within the Land and Planning remit, gaining practical on the job experience, while putting your studies to use, and being fully supported and mentored by our team. And let’s not forget, you’ll be making a real-world contribution in the fight against climate change.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Rural Business Management, Rural Land Management, Real Estate, Surveying, or similar.

 

Power Systems Analysis and Design Graduate - Central and Southern Scotland, North West England and Mid / North Wales

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.

We’ve got an array of exciting projects on our grid and you’ll be immersed right from the start. With projects at various stages of the project life cycle, you’ll gain invaluable experience while making a real-world difference to our customers, communities, and stakeholders. And, with commitments to achieve Net Zero as early as 2030, innovation is key, so there’s never been a better time to join us putting your innovation skills to use.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Power Systems or similar.

 

Project Management Graduate – Glasgow

The development of key infrastructure is crucial to facilitating the connection of further renewables generation to the grid, so our Project Management Team have a significant role to play in our journey to Net Zero. As part of this team, you’ll ensure our construction works are delivering our environmental and sustainability targets including diversion of waste from landfill and biodiversity net gain.

With an abundance of exciting projects, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved right from the start of your placement. From assisting in delivering transmission (33kV-400kV) capital investment schemes comprising substations, cables and overhead lines, to overseeing tendering and contract management processes, you’ll be putting your best Project Management skills to the test. You’ll take a leading role in planning and implementing future projects whilst identifying and managing project risks along the way.

You’ll kick-start your Project Management career by gaining practical on the job experience while putting your studies to use and being fully supported and mentored by our team. And let’s not forget, you’ll be making a real-world contribution in the fight against climate change.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Project Management, Business Studies, Business Administration, Civil and Electrical Engineering, Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying.

You’ll find information on all our current and future projects here.

 

Who are we looking for?

YOU! We want you. We want people with talent and ambition, a desire to learn, who embrace innovative ideas and challenge others to think differently. Above all, you must share our passion for excellence to deliver for our customers; and you must be excited to help us generate the change needed to deliver a better future, quicker. Because nothing matters more.

 

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2022  PROGRAMME. YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE TO RECEIVE UPDATES ABOUT FUTURE RECRUITMENT.

 

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