Department for Business and Trade
graduate job
Expires2 days

Trainee Project Engineer

Job description

Your work with us

When you join us in this important role, you’ll be a member of our Energy Supply team, which sits within the wider Energy and Product Enforcement team. We’re responsible for the accuracy of gas, electricity and heat meters, and enforce a range of regulations covering heat networks, electric vehicle charge points and alternative fuel labelling. It’ll be your task to provide technical knowledge and support to the team, and review technical assessments submitted by heat suppliers relating to the cost-effectiveness of heat metering devices.

You’ll have a number of additional responsibilities, including the maintenance of consumer protection by ensuring installed heat measuring equipment conforms to the relevant accuracy standards, and developing specialist knowledge of heat measurement through participation in technical committees and working groups. Supporting colleagues who deal with heat metering enquiries, and leading on technical engagement with external partners and regulated bodies, you’ll also support your colleagues in OPSS, and take a leading role in constructing an accuracy monitoring programme for heat metering devices.

The benefits you’ll receive

Join us and you’ll receive a wide range of excellent benefits, including a Civil Service pension, flexible working options and a work culture that encourages inclusion and diversity. You’ll also enjoy Learning and development tailored to your role, flexible working options and a work culture that encourages inclusion and diversity.

We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are under-represented in our workforce. We promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment and a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

What we are looking for

With a degree or its equivalent in engineering or a related subject, and a keen interest in developing your metering knowledge and technical capabilities, you’ll have the ability to quickly assimilate the complexities of technical legislation. Capable of communicating with people at all levels within government and organisations in the utilities sector, you’ll be skilled at analysing conflicting technical data and making appropriate decisions.

Ready to use your excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive working relationships with your colleagues, and capable of using your technical knowledge to support those we regulate, you’ll have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, and an aptitude for long term thinking. You should also possess a flexible, proactive approach and the ability to prioritise work, while your excellent MS Office skills will allow you to produce reports and briefings that communicate sophisticated information clearly and concisely.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£25,661 - £31,003

Contract, dates and working times

How to apply

To apply, or for more information, please contact our recruitment team at dbtrecruitment or Heva Ikram

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 19 November 2023

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Closing date:  19 November 2023

Expires2 days

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