2022 Engineering Graduate Development Programme

  • Job Reference: R2097
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2021
  • Employer: Scottish Water
  • Location: Glasgow and Inverness
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: £26,500
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Engineering Graduate Development Programme  

Delivering a resilient, affordable and reliable water service for our customers and for Scotland!

 As a Graduate in Scottish Water you’ll be contributing to the success and continued growth of one of Scotland’s most critical businesses.  We believe that everyone has talent and offer tailored learning and development and the opportunity to take ownership of your career, enabling you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the ability to: add value, inspire trust and demonstrate pride in your work to ensure you thrive within our business.

On the Engineering Graduate Development Programme, which starts in September 2022,  you will work with multi-functional teams across Scotland, providing you with an overview of our planning, strategy and capital delivery areas of the business.  You will develop your skills around planning, risk management, engineering, construction and project/programme management. 

You will have a variety of interesting and challenging placements on this 3 year graduate programme and your professional development will continue when you move into one of our engineering roles.  We are looking for Graduates who have the determination to succeed and become our future experts and leaders.

You’ll be given the chance to stretch yourself on these placements across Scottish Water and across Scotland too by being flexible in your thinking and sometimes in your location.

We would welcome applicants with a Pass level (equivalent of a 2:2) or above (or be on track to achieve a minimum Pass level) Masters in Engineering qualification (civil, electrical, process, mechanical and chemical) who want to progress their career in the water industry working for Scottish Water.  Support routes to incorporated and chartered membership of relevant engineering bodies and in particular we have an approved training scheme to progress those with the relevant qualifications (MEng) to chartered member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.  

This is an excellent opportunity to gain fantastic experience, with a progressive organisation and be supported in your development. Covering the whole project life cycle from a defined intervention to project completion, you will be required to use and develop your skills around Programme and Project Management, Engineering, Construction and Risk Management.

Starting Salary is: £26,500

Do you have any Assistive Support Requirements? If we can support you further at any point during your application to Scottish Water, then please let us know by emailingSWRecruitment@scottishwater.co.uk

Working at Scottish Water

Scottish Water is one of the UK's leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. 

We were recently recognised as a Top 10 Flexible Employer in Scotland at the Flexibility Works Awards 2021 and by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women in 2019.

In 2019 we also won the Age Inclusive Award at The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards and were winners of the Best Public Sector Employer at the Family Friendly Working Scotland Awards 2020.
We have Carers Positive Exemplary Status and were Silver Award 2019 & Gold Award winners 2020 of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people. 

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

Next Steps

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website.

 Closing date 16/1/22