Science and Engineering Excellence

Engineering the future
Around £27,500 starting salary + £1,500 welcome bonus
18 months
UK (mainly Nottingham) with international placement

Join our Science and Engineering Excellence scheme and you'll work closely with the scientists and engineers who are changing the future of energy. And develop the skills and experience needed to become an expert yourself. We promote professional development and fully support all graduates on their journey toward chartership through our accredited graduate scheme.

 

What you'll do

On our Science and Engineering Excellence scheme, you'll help shape the technology we use. You might help to identify cheaper, greener and more efficient technologies, or find the best way to use our existing systems.

The scheme lasts for 18 months. You'll join an existing team based in the Nottingham area, and get further experience on an international placement too. Wherever you're working, you'll be involved in a variety of projects, learn from international experts, and gain lots of exposure to our global business. So much so that you'll soon be well on your way towards Chartered status.

What you'll need to bring

You'll need at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering or science discipline. You'll have sharp analytical skills, lots of initiative, and you'll work very well with others. A second language would be great, and you should be willing to work internationally. Naturally, you'll have a real passion for tackling complex energy issues.

Check out the roles below to find the most suitable.

Power Plant Integrity Engineer

Working in a medium-sized team, this role will see you working both in the office and on site at our power stations (fossil, biomass, nuclear, hydro and wind turbines) in the E.ON Group and E.ON’s Joint Ventures. You'll play an integral role in the smooth running of our business as you assist in key inspections of power plants when they're offline, analyse the integrity of components, and make critical recommendations to your customers. Working as part of a wider team the role is an important one in maintaining safety and reliability of our assets.

To join us in this area, a degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Physics is essential. You should also be comfortable with working at heights or in confined spaces. Excellent attention to detail is critical for when you're both making inspections onsite and producing reports and recommendations afterwards. An investigative mindset is also useful when it comes to carrying out root cause analysis of degradation or failure. In return, there will be valuable technical development opportunities both on the job and through external training courses along with exposure and involvement with other teams (e.g. doing non-destructive testing) and to present at seminars and conferences.


Supplier Quality Engineer

Working in a medium-sized team, this role will see you working both in the office and on site at our power stations (fossil, biomass, nuclear, hydro and wind turbines) in the E.ON Group, E.ON’s Joint Ventures, and at suppliers manufacturing facilities. You'll play an integral role in the smooth running of our business as you assist in ensuring that our suppliers are manufacturing and installing components to agreed standards. Working as part of a wider team the role is an important one in maintaining safety and reliability of our assets.

To join us in this area, a degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing or Materials Engineering is essential. You should also be comfortable with working at heights or in confined spaces. Excellent attention to detail is critical for when you're both making inspections onsite and at manufacturing facilities and producing reports and recommendations afterwards. An investigative mindset is also key when it comes to carrying out surveillance activities on suppliers, identifying non-conformance to standards and then working with the suppliers to address them before delivery and installation. In return, there will be valuable technical development opportunities both on the job and through external training courses along with exposure & involvement with other teams (e.g. Materials/Welding/Plant Specialists) and to present at seminars and conferences.


Data Scientist

The role involves partnering with others around E.ON, supporting them with algorithm development, data analysis and modelling, and software prototyping.  You could be working in any area of our business: from commercial building energy management, through retail, to conventional or renewable power plant.  

You are joining this area because you are excited about developing a deep understanding of one of these business areas and making an important contribution to understanding critical concerns or opportunities for the business.  The tools and information you provide to colleagues are guaranteed to have a positive impact on the way they work.  Most importantly, your enthusiasm for creating and applying the best scientific modelling methods will help you excel at explaining your results to colleagues at all levels of seniority.  

To join us in this area, you'll need a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or another scientific discipline that has a mathematical focus. You should be internationally mobile with an genuine interest in modelling systems, extracting information from data and programming and a focus on both the commercial and customer aspects of the role. In return, you'll get a mentor and technical training that will allow you to truly develop your understanding of this growing part of our business. 


Electrical Engineer

Working in a the Electrical Engineering Division, this role will see you working both in the office, at power generation sites (fossil, biomass, nuclear, hydro and wind turbines) and other energy production and transmission facilities in the E.ON Group, E.ON’s Joint Ventures, and within external global markets. You'll play an integral role in the development of our business within existing and new markets. Working as part of a wider team you will assist in ensuring that our customer’s projects are developed, designed, constructed and commissioned efficiently and safely and their assets are operating both safely and reliably through their operational life. 

To join us in this area, a degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering is essential. You should also be comfortable with working at heights or in confined spaces. Excellent attention to detail is critical for when you're evaluating designs and concepts, developing technical solutions (including supporting technical calculations) and producing technical reports and recommendations. An investigative mindset is also key when it comes to carrying out evaluations of the performance of assets on site, identifying non-conformance to standards and undertaking root cause analysis of failures and working with the customer and suppliers to address identified issues. In return, there will be valuable technical development opportunities both on the job and through external training courses along with exposure & involvement with other teams (e.g. Mechanical and Process Engineering Specialists, Technology & Innovation Development and Project Management activities) and to present at seminars and conferences