Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Innovation Engineer (Electrical)

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The Energy Innovation Centre is currently seeking a Graduate Innovation Engineer.

The Graduate Innovation Engineer will work alongside other engineers in the delivery team to:

  • Seek out and identify new technologies, innovative SMEs and value-adding service providers across the utility market and beyond network operator boundaries for application on the networks.
  • Assess, critique and launch tender opportunities and market research programmes on behalf of the Electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs).
  • Technically and commercially assess and validate technologies and offerings for the viability of their application for use and deployment by the DNOs.
  • In conjunction with innovators, develop credible technology development and trial propositions for consideration by industry and external investment partners.
  • Assist with technical due diligence required to support investment in the technology by industry.
  • Develop proposals and robust project plans for presentation to industry partners.
  • Manage a community of innovators with varying degrees of experience in the sector and with proposals of varying technology readiness level (TRL).
  • Assist innovators in identifying potential markets for new technologies.
  • Proactively identify and manage issues and blockers to the investment in projects.
  • Continuously contribute to the stability and growth of the Energy Innovation Centre.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in the energy sector. You will be a self-starter with excellent self-motivation and a commercial flair for innovation. A first rate attention to detail will be essential as well as being a team player with a flexible approach to working hours.

Sound knowledge of physics and engineering principles with analytical skills are essential to identify credible technologies and identify value adding applications in the energy networks. Excellent communication and presentation skills are also essential.

Overview of the Energy Innovation Centre

Take a look at our overview video to understand the work we do at the Energy Innovation Centre.

Minimum Requirements of the Role:

  • A 2:1 degree or higher in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent qualification and relevant work experience. Please note, only candidates with electrical/electronic engineering will be considered for this post.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure in an evolving environment
  • Proactive and motivated with excellent initiative
  • Desire and willingness to learn the full scope of the EIC’s processes
  • Full UK driving license.


  • Project management/authoring experience
  • Understanding of industry regulation
  • Small to medium group facilitation experience

Pay and benefits:

  • Salary: £25,000
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 10% employer contribution into a non-contributory personal pension plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Professional subscription fees
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Flexible working.

Please note: We are not able to sponsor visas for non-EU applications.


How to Apply

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