Viridor Waste Management
graduate job
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Graduate Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) Engineer

Job description

Fast growing and investing over £1.2bn in the development of a network of advanced Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) across the UK, we’re reducing the reliance on landfill or exporting waste for treatment whilst becoming a revenue generating business.

As our new Graduate ERF Engineer joining our teams in the ERFs, you’ll provide technical support and analysis. Working closely alongside other disciplines in the ERF business (operations and engineering), you’ll help identify issues and challenges in relation to quality, design, installation or operation, which have an impact on the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of an ERF and work towards solutions. This is an innovative environment that requires innovative ways of thinking.

You'll also be undertaking data collection, project planning, IT and administrative work in in support of the ERF in specified projects.

In return, we’re committed to ensuring your professional development, assisting with obtaining your chartered status and becoming a technical expert. We’ll also ensure that you’ll benefit from a personal mentor within the business.

The Graduate ERF Engineer will report to the Head of Performance Improvement supporting the continuous improvement approach to the business.

The Graduate ERF Engineer will be based at one of the following locations including Ardley, Trident Park, Runcorn, Dunbar, Glasgow, Avonmouth, Beddington with travel between the different sites. You may be required to relocate in line with the business requirement at the time of appointment.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our fast-growing business and be a part of how we’re shaping the future.

What we are looking for

A team player with strong relationship building skills and an ability to liaise at all levels. You’ll also have strong organisational and analytical skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and be able to communicate information and new ideas effectively, thinking innovatively to resolve potential problems.

Experience or knowledge of the waste industry or environmental services is desirable but not expected.

  • A full UK driving licence
  • Good attention to detail and adaptable approach are key


You’ll have a relevant degree, such as electrical engineering.

Accepted degree subjects

  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details


How to apply

Applications close at 5.30pm on the closing date.

Assessments and selection will be undertaken between June and August 2019. Intake date will be early October 2019.

If you want to work within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, click the Apply button.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 1 June 2019

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Closing date:  1 June 2019

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