Graduate Engineer (Mechanical)

  • Job Reference: 13436
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2019
  • Recruiter: United Utilities
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £28,500
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

About United Utilities

United Utilities provides water and sewage services to seven million people across the North West of England. It's a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers. From operating our pipes and improving water quality, to embracing new technologies and safeguarding the local environment – whether you're in our head office or out on site, there's always plenty going on. Behind the scenes that means operating enough miles of pipework and sewers to wrap three times around the planet. Impressive huh?

By being part of the Mechanical Engineering team, you will benefit from the shared knowledge and expertise of working with colleagues across all of the Engineering disciplines, whilst also developing your own specialist skills.

Our mechanical engineering team is responsible for the development of United Utilities' mechanical systems and also provides invaluable support to our operational and other business colleagues. Whether you're based in our head office or out on site, there's plenty to be getting on with. Sounds good, right?


Job Accountabilities


  • After 12 to 24 months on the programme, you will be expected to have developed your engineering skills in water, wastewater and sludge treatment processes and to have gained an understanding of the technologies, together with company standards and procedures.
  • We want you to have a broad and holistic understanding. So you will get to know about other engineering disciplines such as civil, hydraulic, process, electrical, modelling and more. We believe these are key requirements in order to deliver robust, reliable and cost effective solutions that are safely and efficiently commissioned, operated, optimised and maintained.
  • We'll support you to gain professional and chartered status. The engineering department runs a successful, IMechE-accredited professional development programme to develop graduate engineers towards Chartered status. Don't worry, you won't be doing this alone. Graduates enrolled on the MPDS will have a dedicated mentor to help guide them throughout their training and development period.
  • Engineering reports are important, therefore you must have the ability to write clear, concise, accurate engineering reports and specifications with measurable outputs.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum 2:1 IMechE-accredited degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Written and communication skills.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Demonstrates ambition and drive.


Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum 2:1 Accredited Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Additional Information

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre to be held on 4th December 2019.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.