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Electrical Design Engineer Industrial Placement 2023


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About the role:

What we do

Redefining the possible.

Join the UK’s largest infrastructure group and work on some of the biggest projects the world has ever seen. Projects that will support and shape the world of tomorrow for millions of people and enable you to build a successful career

Balfour Beatty is also a leading member of  the 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies. The 5% Club, members aspire to achieve 5% of their workforce in earn and learn positions (including apprentices, sponsored students, and graduates on formalised training programmes).

What you'll be doing:

Our engineers find physical answers to some of the biggest challenges in our industry. This position is to work within the Power Industry, within either the Balfour Beatty Substation or Cabling department which involves the design and build of Substation and cabling assets for the Transmission and Distribution Industry across the UK.

Who we're looking for:

  • Working with high and low voltage equipment (400V up to 400kV)
  • Managing power generation, transmission and distribution projects
  • Designing systems and products which may include substation or cabling design
  • Working with renewable energy sources
  • Carrying out feasibility studies for new technical developments
  • Drawing up project plans, making models, prototypes and circuit diagrams
  • Budgeting
  • Estimating timescales
  • Overseeing the work of technicians, designers and CAD
  • Factory Acceptance Testing of designs and systems
  • Making sure projects meet safety regulations
  • Liaising with clients
  • Managing programmes
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team, which is likely to include engineers from other specialist areas

These roles are UK wide and could be based in the following locations: Leeds, Dartford or Newcastle 

Why work for us:

Alongside the amazing opportunity, support and pride that you’ll gain from developing your career with one of the world’s foremost infrastructure giants, you’ll also enjoy:

  • A 1-year work experience programme
  • A competitive salary
  • An opportunity to explore your career options 
  • If you complete your year successfully you could be fast tracked onto the graduate scheme 

Closing Date: applications are open until 31st January 2023, but we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should application numbers reach a maximum before this date.

Once you’ve completed your application, we will be in touch to arrange a telephone interview. If all goes well, we will invite you in for a face to face or virtual interview.

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Job ID Number: BBUK02712
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 31st, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Leeds, Newcastle and Dartford (London)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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