Trainee E&I Project Engineer – Major Projects

  • Job Reference: REQ1021
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2021
  • Employer: SGN
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £29,017 to £34,166
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Trainee E&I Project Engineer – Major Projects


Location: Edinburgh   

Salary: £29,017 (rising to £30,835 upon successful completion of your first year and £34,166 upon successful completion of your training)

Reference: REQ1021


We’re looking for individuals capable of building on their education and experience to develop a broad range of skills, required to be a Project Engineer of the future. Ideally you will have the capability to inspire and get the best out of a team, so might have experience in a technical or customer focussed environment, perhaps with experience of managing/leading a team of people.


We are open minded to applications from different industries and would like to hear from you, especially if you are a recent graduate or have attained an HND (or equivalent).




Here at SGN we are all about people and building safe experiences for our customers through delivering their gas safely, reliably and efficiently. The gas network industry is preparing for its next exciting new chapter, which will see further significant investment in our assets to ensure continuity of gas supply to our customers throughout our communities. Our people are at the heart of SGN and our Engineers are therefore critical to success.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join SGN’s two-year dedicated development programme, which will fully equip you to be a very successful Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer and provide you with significant opportunity to develop your career further. Following the training programme, you will be responsible for the management of project design, construction, repair, modification and maintenance of electrical and instrumentation equipment on SGN’s gas network.




As an Electrical and Instrumentation Project Engineer, you will be enrolled in a dedicated 2-year development programme , supported by line managers and mentors. After successfully completing the programme you will receive a salary increase, including a £1,500 completion bonus. This role offers genuine potential to progress further and in addition, standby and overtime payments will be available.


Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and embracing differences is something we pride ourselves on. You will be empowered to be yourself and work with people from different backgrounds and points of view to achieve things you never thought possible.


We also offer company benefits including retail & leisure discounts, HolidayPlus & Cycle2work schemes, gym & mobile discounts, a pension scheme, and more.




A recognised E&I qualification and ideally some experience of working in an E&I environment (educated to HND/C level in electrical, electronic, instrumentation and control, or a similar discipline, ideally with experience in an Electrical and Instrumentation role)


  • The ability to get on well with all types of people e.g. members of the public, managers, customers, suppliers etc.
  • An awareness of working within a budget and being cost-conscious.
  • The ability to think on your feet whilst always being safety aware.
  • Some technical understanding would be an advantage.
  • Flexibility is essential in this role both in terms of hours of work and on call /stand by responsibilities (you may also be required to visit locations around the UK for training or to support team activities).


Not a perfect skills match? Tell us what you’re interested in – you might have a skill we didn’t realise we needed!




At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We are responsible for keeping the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses and your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses safe.


We’re on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we’re passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.


We’re quick to deliver and we may not always wait until the job advert expires before reviewing applications. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible so we can continue the conversation…