Want to become a power engineer?

Electricity provides the energy for almost everything we do and is the domain of the power engineer, who is responsible for generating electricity, transferring it to the various distribution networks and ensuring its delivery to millions of homes and businesses.

Power engineering covers power systems, electrical machines, electric drive systems and power electronics, in addition to renewable energy resources. Engineers will be required to design and construct motors, generators and transformers, and monitor and maintain it once it has been assembled. Other duties include discussing plans and researching various issues with clients, identifying the best way of addressing an issue or streamlining a process, and problem-solving.

The demand for power engineers is evident because of rising pressure to make power systems more efficient and from the way the power industry has developed, and is expected to increase in the future. Engineers work in a wide variety of disciplines including electricity supply, electric machines, electric drive manufacturers, power electronics manufacturers and users, renewable energy resources manufacturers and users and in traction industries.

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We are Amazon; we pioneer. Since opening our virtual doors 1995, we've been pushing the boundaries of possible further and further.

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AMEC is the leading UK provider of nuclear services. Our experience spans several decades in the UK, France, Canada and North America.

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Aquaterra Energy

At Aquaterra Energy our highly qualified engineering teams design and supply Drilling Riser Systems and specialist Offshore Structures.

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Wherever you work, whatever you do, at Arcadis you’ll have the chance to improve quality of life. It’s why we focus on attracting people who bring their all, value new perspectives and seize the opportunity to transform their world – and the world around them.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide of which circa 34,800 are in the UK.

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EDF Energy

EDF Energy is at the heart of the UK’s new nuclear build programme. The nuclear power stations we plan to build will be the first in a new generation.

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FT Technologies

FT Technologies specialise in the design and supply of high performance electronic air flow sensors for worldwide markets.

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J. Murphy & Sons Ltd

As an infrastructure specialist, Murphy is able to respond to the challenges of any project while making sure we provide our clients with a consistently high quality service.

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Prodrive works with the world's vehicle manufacturers to help them create cars consumers want.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world - from providing humanitarian aid to preventing a civil war.

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RWE npower

RWE npower is a leading integrated UK energy company and is part of the RWE Group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.

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As a leading global engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's major challenges.

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TARGETjobs Engineering

TARGETjobs.co.uk is packed with thousands of graduate jobs and excellent careers advice.

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At Tesco Maintenance, it’s our people that make us of one the leading retail maintenance providers in the UK.

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Welding Institute, The (TWI)

The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution for the registration of people involved with welding and joining all over the world.

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