Engineering

Engineering plays a critical role in the energy & utilities sector. It’s a core competence that has thrived and evolved over many years, and it will continue to be essential in the transition to a net zero economy.

Up to 194,000 engineers, technicians and craftspeople are needed in the energy and utilities sector over the next decade. There’s an immediate need for practical, hands-on, technical problem solvers who have the desire and initiative to manage, to lead and develop a career in engineering. There are opportunities at every level, from vocational apprenticeships and graduate schemes, to opportunities for experienced, skilled professionals

Take advantage of the opportunities society now offers. Innovations within the sector, plus investment in the renewable and nuclear industries, mean that talented engineers are needed more than ever.

With technology constantly evolving, you have the chance to develop a career in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. No two days will be the same.

As an engineer, you’ll help to design and build machines, systems, processes and structures. With a massive infrastructure needing continual technical maintenance, your skills are vital to the sector’s future. Engineering roles exist in areas ranging from renewables and manufacturing, to waste management and information and communications.

You may specialise in a particular discipline, such as project management or change management. Many engineers will enhance their knowledge to become multi-skilled engineers. As advancing technology demands new and different abilities, this is the perfect opportunity to put your knowledge and experience to the test. 

An engineer in the sector will be part of a rapidly changing industry, as new technologies and targets for reducing carbon emissions impact the sector. 

A mechanical engineering technician can earn between £18,000 and £35,000 a year. Electrical engineers will earn at least £21,000 and chartered engineers can earn £45,000 or more.