Trainee/Graduate Power Systems Engineer

Electrical, Electronic, Control & Instrumentation.

About us

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Hoare Lea | Life changing design
When we embark on a project journey, we are making a commitment to the client and each other.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental, and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee/Graduate Power Systems Engineer to join our firm. The role will be from our Plymouth or Exeter offices.

This role is to help support Hoare Lea in our continued development in our Infrastructure and mission critical projects across the UK and Europe. The role will involve Power systems analysis on HV, MV, and LV distribution for small and large-scale Infrastructure/data centre and other critical projects.

Why work for us?

  • You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.
  • You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.
  • You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

What you’ll be doing

  • You will be working on a varied portfolio of projects both in the UK and Internationally with support from the HV team lead.
  • Undertaking design calculations for assessing utility connections, generators, uninterruptible power supplies, and renewable technologies, together with associated earthing and distribution systems.
  • Using a variety of industry-standard software including CAD, ETAP, SafeGrid (earthing software), and EOM.
  • Responsible for dealing successfully with Clients and other professionals.
  • Define and agree brief with Clients.
  • Contribute to the professional development of individual team members.
  • Actively leads self and identifies opportunities and provides support for the career development of others.
  • Ensure quality standards and technical accuracy are delivered.

What We Are Looking For

  • You will have an understanding of the key principles of electrical transmission/distribution systems.
  • Degree/HND in electrical or controls engineering preferred but those with relevant industry experience will also be considered.
  • Willing to embrace with enthusiasm and curiosity the knowledge from.
  • Within the Hoare Lea HV, MV, and LV teams across the company and beyond.
  • Have a committed, open-minded, analytical, and problem-solving mindset with a strong willingness to learn.
  • Understand the importance of continuous own development while working as a team player when joining the Company whilst adopting the Hoare Lea North Star principles.

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career. 

Core benefits

  • Private medical scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme
  • 25 days' annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Flexitime

Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage

We're proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer, and we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. If you have a disability that might affect your performance at any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know about any help or reasonable adjustments as soon possible before any interview or assessment. We’ll work with you to make sure any appropriate support is in place.

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How to Apply

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  • Deadline
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Plymouth and Exeter
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Energy/Renewables
Also Accepting...
  • Data Science
  • Software
  • Systems
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