Our mechanical engineering programme is a great opportunity to not only improve your knowledge of mechanical equipment, but also to gain a good understanding of other engineering disciplines, the wider business and the water industry.
As a Mechanical Engineering Graduate you’ll be working on major infrastructure projects including new builds, renewals and refurbishments. You'll be enrolled on our IMechE approved monitored professional development scheme. You'll contribute to overall solution design and development and provide specialist input on the mechanical plant. You can expect to contribute to estimating briefs and specifications for mechanical plant on projects worth up to £200m.
At times you might need to attend witness testing of mechanical equipment at supplier premises in the UK or abroad.
The role is extremely varied, on a day-to-day basis you’ll be working in multi-disciplinary Engineering teams (Civil, Hydraulic, Electrical, Process etc.). This means you’ll also be learning from and gaining experience from a wide and dynamic mix of experiences and knowledgeable colleagues.
"I’ve been at United Utilities for 2 years and have undertaken placements as part of the graduate programme.
One such placement has been working within Asset Maintenance Support (AMS). This department is responsible for Very Small Projects (VSP’s) and I’ve worked on several projects, organising team meetings to discuss and agree a scope of work that all stakeholders such as the client, the contractor and operations are happy with and then managing these projects through concept, implementation, construction and commissioning phases. These projects ranged from managing sampling installations at the end of a treatments works to managing the enabling works for a section of the Haweswater Aqueduct as part of the HA Outage which was a £50million project.
My current placement involves the on-site performance testing of clean water pumps within the business to determine if these pumps are operating at best efficiency point and to make recommendations on how to optimise the pumping stations and reduce OPEX costs.
The placements I undertake as part of the graduate scheme are tailored to my development needs which will help me towards my ambition of becoming a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. The scheme has been a great opportunity not only to improve my knowledge of mechanical equipment, but also to gain a good understanding of other engineering disciplines, the wider business and the water industry.
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