Graduate Opportunity

Gas Engineer/Project Manager

Various UK locations.

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A unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic innovation company in the global energy sector.

The EIC Story So Far

We're transforming our collective energy future with our industry partners.

We are looking for an ambitious individual with some experience of the gas sector to join the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). This position would suit a Gas Engineer or a Project Manager with ideally 3 or more years’ experience of the gas sector.  The candidate needs to be driven by the opportunities that innovation can unlock for the industry and beyond.

At the EIC, we scan the globe to find innovators that can develop ground-breaking new ideas that can that improve efficiency, safety and reduce CO2 for our major industry partners from the gas, electricity, and water sectors.
We then accelerate the deployment of these innovations into business as usual. Our role is challenging, worthwhile and important.

If you are ready to commit to an organisation with a culture that cares about your wellbeing and personal development, where you can give of your best so that it can continue to excel, then the EIC could be the company you have been looking for.

Role Summary

  1. Seek out new innovators, technologies, and value-adding service providers
  2. Be the main point of contact for technical queries relating to the gas network
  3. Assess, critique, and launch tender opportunities and market research programmes on behalf of UK Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs)
  4. Develop credible technology developments and trial propositions, in conjunction with innovators, for consideration by industry and external investment partners
  5. Assist with the technical due diligence required to support industry investment
  6. Develop project plans for presentation to industry partners
  7. Assist innovators in identifying potential markets for their technologies
  8. Identify and manage issues and blockers in relation to project investment and deployment of technologies
  9. Manage the relationship with our network partners
  10. Contribute to the growth and ambition of the EIC


  • At least three years’ experience in a technical or project management role in the gas sector
  • A degree or equivalent in an engineering/science & technology subject
  • An understanding of industry regulation
  • You will be a commercially-minded and motivated self-starter, with a flair for innovation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and confidently with stakeholders at all levels of seniority and to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • An excellent team player and relationship builder
  • Pro-active and positive attitude
  • Self-motivated with a focus on delivering outputs
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Full UK driving license


  • Previous authoring experience
  • Small to medium group facilitation experience
  • An understanding of the legal and commercial factors associated with product development
  • Knowledge of the RIIO regulatory period and of innovation funding streams
  • Experience of GDN operations, planning, investment management, policy and standards

Pay and benefits: 

  • Salary between £35,000 - £45,000 (depending on skills and experience)
  • 25 days' annual leave
  • 10% employer contribution into a non-contributory personal pension plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Professional subscription fees
  • Flexible working hours

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How to Apply

Send a one-page letter (and attach your CV) telling us why the EIC and the role would be ideal for you and why you would be ideal for the EIC. Please send to

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £35,000 - £45,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

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  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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