Graduate Mechanical Engineer - 6828

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Starting Salary: From £25,069 (depending on experience)
10 Nov 2017
01 Dec 2017
Energy, Water
Contract Type
Full Time

About us. We’re the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment and make it a better place for people and wildlife. We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We work closely with a wide range of partners to make sure we are reducing the risk from flooding to communities, there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate. 

Mechanical Engineering with the Environment Agency  Flooding has a dramatic – sometimes life-changing - impact on people, properties and businesses.  In England, some 5 million properties – 1 in 6, are at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea. That’s why we’re constantly working to reduce the risks to people, households and businesses from flooding and help people to improve, protect, value and enjoy their local environment. And it’s why a Mechanical Engineering career with the Environment Agency is so challenging, diverse, exciting and rewarding.

We are looking for graduate Mechanical Engineers to join our well established and highly experienced MEICA teams (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation) in Cambridgeshire and East Yorkshire. You’ll follow a structured and well supported training programme that satisfies the requirements of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Once completed, you will be in a great position to apply for a wide range of suitable professionally qualified roles in the Environment Agency.

Join our MEICA teams and you will be involved in developing strategies, developing the IT support tools and providing expert technical support and advice to our field teams.  Our MEICA teams also lead on environmental management and in particularly, energy efficiency.

As a graduate you'll take on a real mix of internal and external projects. Each project will help you build skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning to design, and project management to site supervision.  Once you’ve gained the full range of relevant skills, attributes and capabilities, you can complete your chartered professional review. Pass and you’ll be a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It is likely to take you between three and four years to complete the structured training programme.

About you  To join the graduate programme, you'll need an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree (or BEng (hons) plus an appropriate Masters degree or approved further learning to Masters level). Please visit the IMechE website if you are unsure that your degree meets the criteria. 

Keen to learn, you’ll be ready to make the most of all the assignments and opportunities that will come your way. Of course, you’ll have our full support throughout: as well as being supported by your team leader and a supervising engineer who'll oversee your work, you’ll have a delegated engineer / mentor to help you on a day-to-day basis. These people will share their extensive knowledge and experience to give you every opportunity to become the best flood and coastal risk engineer you can be.

We offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment. In addition, we offer flexi-time, helping you achieve a positive work-life balance. We’re fully committed to having an inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve and welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share. 

Closing date for applications: 1st December 2017 (23:55:00 GMT)

If you have any questions about the programme, please feel free to email Please state in the subject title of your email the title of the post you are enquiring about.

Assessment Centres will take place during the first two weeks of February 2018 (Leeds or London).

We expect successful candidates to start in September 2018 (other start dates maybe considered). 

Diversity: it’s in our nature