Your Chance To Help Shape
The Future Of Utilities Networks

About Us:

We are UKPS; a fast-growing Multi-utility Independent Connections Provider (ICP). We are fully accredited under the NERS, GIRS & WIRS schemes to carry out the turnkey provision of multi-utility infrastructure and subsequent connections to new build housing, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

We are part of the Last Mile Infrastructure Group, one of UK’s largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 300,000 gas and electricity connections serving residential and commercial customers. In total the Group employs over 650 people across the UK.

About our 2 Year Graduate Programme:

Our graduate programme is a two-year development programme, with structured training, to enable you to progress with a career in Utility Engineering.

Our Graduates are provided with mentors to aid their development and will work at one of our offices in Stonehouse (Gloucestershire), Warrington or London (W5).

Assessment centres will be held through Spring/Summer 2022, with successful candidates then starting in September 2022.

About the Role:

As a growing business in a booming industry, new opportunities are always around the corner at UKPS. If you have an interest in a specific aspect of the business, let us know. We encourage our people to pursue what they are passionate about.

Career progression is very important and we love to see employees join at entry level and climb the ranks of UKPS to senior management. The opportunities are here for you to do this and hope you take the chance.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

Design Department:

To support Design & Planning Engineers and to undertake the following:

  • Interpret client requirements.
  • Design of connection schemes in accordance with engineering directives.
  • Produce effective plans and schematic drawings for all aspects of a project.
  • Produce detailed project designs using relevant design software applications.
  • Design electricity connections to engineering standards including Distribution Network Operator (DNO)/Independent Network Operator (IDNO), ENA and BS7671 specifications.
  • Manage portfolio of design work, on time and within budget.
  • Attend customer design/delivery meetings.
  • Ensure design compliance with CDM.
  • Liaise with regional distribution network operators, (DNO) on design and planning matters.
  • Be fully conversant with DNO specifications and standards.
  • Liaise with and support the UKPS Construction Department on technical and planning matters.

Estimating Department:

To support Estimating Engineers and to undertake the following:

  • Interpret client requirements.
  • Produce detailed project costing using software applications and spreadsheets.
  • Understand contestable connections, specifications and guidelines.
  • Correct interpretation of electrical loadings.
  • Produce outline designs for use at estimating stage, using AutoCAD software.
  • Accurately cost the turnkey solution using the UKPS process model.
  • Produce turnkey package solutions within a set timescale.
  • Provide and feedback relevant KPIs.
  • Carry out all work to UKPS and DNO specifications.

General:

  • Prioritise workflow and meet deadlines.
  • Meet the UKPS customer standard and work to the company mission and values.
  • Liaise effectively with all stakeholders to ensure that all targets and key deadlines are met.
  • Be fully aware of our market sector, promote the company and maximise opportunities.
  • Hold certification relevant to your duties and actively participate in CPD.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and suppliers.
  • Provide and feedback relevant KPIs.
  • Acquire quotations/tenders from suppliers and manufacturers.
  • To be fully aware of the market that UK Power Solutions are operating within.

What we are looking for:

Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

Key skills:

  • Ability to work effectively within a team, with good communication skills and a collaborative ethic.
  • Organisational awareness.
  • Analytical thinker.
  • Quick learner, with a thirst for continuous professional development.
  • Customer service orientated, with a desire to achieve the best results and contribute to the success of UKPS.

Apply Today:

2 Year UKPS Graduate Programme Core Benefits:

  • Learn and earn.
  • Competitive starting salary.
  • Regular Salary Reviews over the 2 years.
  • Structured training and development programme.
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising by 1 day a year after two complete years’ service, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Life Insurance (3x salary).
  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution.
  • Private Medical Insurance (following successful probation).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
Graduate training

“From the moment I started, I have never stopped learning.”

Konstantinos gained his BSc in Electrical Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus in Greece before moving to the UK in 2016 to work in a non-engineering role in the North East of England.
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“What we do here touches so many people’s lives.”

From Design Engineer to Design and Planning Supervisor, Pelin’s aptitude, drive and eye for detail have guaranteed her progression.
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