Project Engineer Apprentice (Degree Level)

  • Job Reference: 123676
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2021
  • Employer: Veolia
  • Location: Pitsea, Essex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title - Project Engineer Apprentice (Degree Level)

Location - Veolia, Pitsea, SS16 4UW with regional & some national travel required

Hours - Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Closing Date - Sunday 28th February 2021.

 Are you a passionate and enthusiastic individual looking to broaden their mind by joining the Project Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Programme?

 At Veolia, we’re passionate about protecting the environment. All around the globe, Veolia is committed to delivering cutting-edge environmental solutions – and with our 175,000-strong team, we’re leading the way for ecological transformation. Our purpose is simple: to contribute to human progress by committing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, helping us achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 

 This is a great way to learn as you don’t have to choose between education and practical skills - the Apprenticeship will give you a blend of both.    

Veolia is a versatile business where no two days are the same. One day, you'll be learning about the latest technologies and trends, and the next you'll be putting them into action. We will equip you with the relevant knowledge and technology, allowing you to make a difference by building a better, more sustainable future for our people and the planet. 

 Apprenticeship programme 

During this 5 -year programme, we will help you to develop your practical skills and knowledge required for you to succeed in this role as well as your future career. Throughout this programme, you will continue to develop your behaviours such as team working, problem-solving and customer focus. Veolia as a business is not only interested in what you accomplish, but the manner you do it in.  

As well as gaining a broad range of technical and professional experience, you’ll also gain academic and vocational qualifications such as BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (or equivalent degree title)

Key Responsibilities  

  • Assist in the design and build of infrastructure on landfill sites and implementation of management strategies to support this. 

  • Provide technical support to landfill sites across the region and nationally with regards to the control and management of landfill gas. 

  • Work alongside senior members of the team, you will be looking at how to maximise income from the export and sale of renewable electricity from gas utilisation on both operational and closed landfills. 

  • Assist in the management of projects and coordinate contractors in the installation of infrastructure and third-party renewable energy.

  • Assist in delivering projects internally, gaining exposure to wider parts of the business to provide ongoing support in respect of technical issues, providing advice on the planning and budgeting process.

  • Coordinate and in time, oversee core maintenance of gas infrastructure, installation of pipework and other landfill gas management.


What is required 

To be eligible for our Project Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Programme you will need a passion for contemporary environmental issues, be computer literate, a passion for working outdoors and strong motivation for the role. You will also need to meet our entry criteria: 

  • 5 GCSE grade A*- C or grades 4 - 9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science / Predicted grades.

  • Completing or working towards A-Levels would be advantageous. 

  • Due to the responsibilities of this role and the health and safety involved, you will need to be over the age of 18 and have a full driving licence.

Veolia Rewards and Benefits 

  • The option to join our attractive Veolia pension scheme.

  • Access to Veolia rewards, benefits and discounts.

  • Access to financial and mental health support.

  • 25 days of annual leave and statutory bank holidays.

 You will need to be eligible to work in the UK without restriction on beginning employment. Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

Please note that if a high number of quality applications are received, this vacancy may close early. To avoid disappointment, please apply with plenty of time before the stated advert closing date.