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Particulars of ordinary

The UK’s vitality sector is integral to the prosperity and stability of the UK financial system as an entire, delivering a fully basic service for all its residents. The sector should safeguard the longer term vitality provide and decarbonise to fulfill local weather change commitments and meet these challenges in a method that maintains each the affordability of vitality for households and the competitiveness of British companies.

Occupational Profile

Energy Engineers will work in Energy Technology, Energy Transmission or Energy Distribution. The Engineers, utilizing their core and specialist electrical, mechanical or management and instrumentation information and expertise, will take duty for growing and main in features of innovation, asset administration, plant operations and plant upkeep.

Energy Engineers are extremely expert specializing in a few of the most advanced and basic engineering challenges inside the vitality sector. Fixing issues in new methods, or paradigm- shifting improvements that affect the way forward for the sector and the way the underlying markets will function are second nature.  Working with a variety of individuals, together with business specialists and exterior our bodies to develop and apply new applied sciences in addition to enhance security, reliability and price effectiveness strategies for the sector.

This can be a Grasp’s diploma stage apprenticeship which incorporates educational studying mixed office studying and coaching.

Entry Necessities

Any entry necessities might be set by particular person employers, sometimes 3 A’ Ranges or equal together with; grade A in Maths; grade A in Physics or Chemistry, with a minimal of B at GCSE English or equal. Apprentices with out English and maths at stage 2 on entry would want to realize that stage earlier than taking the end-point evaluation. Wonderful communication, crew working expertise and an curiosity and curiosity in Engineering actions are additionally beneficial.

This can be a core and choices apprenticeship. A Energy Engineer should display competence in all core information, expertise and behaviours and additional information in a single choice.

Core Data

  • Software of Electrical energy Provide requirements, laws and insurance policies
  • Complete information of relevant secure techniques of labor together with course of security and an in-depth understanding of the broader implications of danger administration
  • Recognises and understands the capabilities/influence/number of plant and tools in addition to a technical understanding of interdependencies of energy technology, transmission and distribution plant and tools
  • Materials science together with failure modes of engineering supplies and materials choice
  • Technology Applied sciences; Balanced Power combine inside the UK vitality technology sector and the flexibility to technically analyse the assorted technical deserves of various vitality sources
  • Construction of and relationships inside the energy business along with regulatory buildings related to energy technology, transmission or distribution
  • Modelling and simulation of energy techniques
  • Mathematical strategies to help the all applicable engineering design and evaluation
  • Particular mathematical methods to know management concept
  • Perceive and interpret engineering drawings together with 2D and 3D Laptop Aided Design fashions and course of and element diagrams
  • Designing for capital and operational price effectivity, sustainability necessities and Environmental laws
  • Price profit evaluation, together with background monetary understanding (budgets, prices and earnings, revenue and loss accounts)
  • Understanding of the instruments and strategy of challenge administration ideas
  • Understanding of rising applied sciences and functions
  • Economics of the vitality business
  • Demand Aspect Administration methods
  • Environmental issues for all features of the Energy Business together with Technology, Transmission, Distribution and Provide).
  • Operational necessities together with operational documentation, planning consents, potential design constraints e.g. abstraction limits on rivers, potential influence of wind generators on native wildlife and so on.

Data Choices

Energy Engineers working in Energy Transmission and Distribution would require the next particular engineering information to allow them to develop and implement community methods; at the side of companions develop new applied sciences to make sure community functionality and effectivity and decide future insurance policies and procedures

Power Transmission and Distribution Particular Engineering Data:

Energy Engineering- energy techniques concept/research. Electrical machines, energy electronics, electromagnetics, energy high quality (harmonics) and safety

  • Electrical energy Community Parts together with transformers, fuses, switches, circuit breakers, safety, system management techniques, ancillaries (Low Voltage Alternating Present/Direct Present), overhead traces, underground cable
  • Energy conversion: energy electronics, management and integration of distributed technology
  • Electrical first ideas, drive and convector expertise and Direct Present transmission
  • Electrical energy Community Structure together with voltage ranges (typical and variants), typical energy ranges at every voltage stage, the elements are used at every stage, the methodology of selecting totally different element varieties, city and rural community variations
  • System Efficiency and Resilience together with buyer interruptions, Buyer Minutes Misplaced, the impact of excessive and low influence chance occasions and the influences which have an effect on them.

Energy Engineers working in Energy Technology, will develop and implement new applied sciences; will analyse asset availability, efficiency and reliability after which develop choices to enhance the viability of the producing belongings. These embody, however not restricted to, modifications in working regimes, improved upkeep routines, improve/alternative of apparatus. They’ll require one of many following teams of particular information:

Electrical Engineering:

  • Energy Engineering- energy techniques concept/research. Together with energy high quality (harmonics) and safety, together with multi-functional numerical safety, management relays and trendy clever techniques.
  • Management System Principle – PID Management Loops, HMI, PLC Techniques, SIL Techniques.
  • Community Data – community structure, community elements e.g. switches, fibre optics.
  • Energy Technology Parts (Design Principle, Upkeep and Testing) – motors, switchgear, transformers, DC battery techniques, bus ducts.
  • Electrical First Ideas.
  • Turbines (Air and Hydrogen) together with energy electronics (AVR techniques, static beginning units) in AC energy techniques incorporating converters and energy issue correction
  • Electromagnetic ideas together with magnetic supplies and traits, alternating flux, hysteresis and eddy currents.

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Mechanical engineering ideas, expertise, techniques and their functions
  • Thermodynamics ideas and their software, in energy technology plant and processes
  • Composition of fuels and their combustion
  • Power conversion and steam elevating plant
  • Fluid dynamics – together with velocity, strain, density and temperature of liquids and gases as they influence the technology environments, together with pumping system design and pump expertise.
  • The development and design of rotating machines and machine dynamics – together with stress evaluation, rotor dynamics, gears, bearings (tribology), transmissions, situation monitoring
  • The development and design of static mechanical installations and buildings, together with HRSG’s, boilers, condensers, cooling towers, piping techniques and valves (Security, Management and Isolation).

Management & Instrumentation Engineering:

  • Engineering Thermodynamics – ideas, ideas and legal guidelines, together with sensible functions
  • Management concept PID Management Loops (together with loop tuning), HMI, PLC techniques, and SIL techniques.
  • Course of measurement to incorporate concept behind measurement of temperature, strain, move, and stage, velocity, rotating machine dynamics, water chemistry and fuel evaluation (emissions and gas).
  • Instrumentation varieties and ideas for the measurement of course of variables, strengths, weaknesses, for each accuracy and influence on Course of Management. To incorporate instrumentation utilized in energy station functions, issues for SIL and Atex. Course of variables to be included temperature, strain, move, stage, analysers (each boiler water and waste water discharge), emissions measurement, machine dynamics, management valve positioners.
  • Sensible software and concept of analogue and digital electronics together with A to D conversion
  • The idea and concept of programming, communications and networking – together with safety, model management, community structure and elements e.g. switches, fibre optics.

Core Abilities

All Energy Engineers will have the ability to:

  • apply their understanding of the idea of asset lifecycle ideas to varied engineering actions
  • learn, interpret, develop and implement Energy Business requirements, procedures and specs throughout the vary of belongings within the Sector
  • take concepts from idea to implementation, utilizing sound engineering, enterprise and business expertise to develop sturdy enterprise circumstances
  • handle initiatives of both a technical or enterprise change nature related to their space of the vitality business
  • work autonomously to current security necessities related to their space of the vitality business in addition to contributing to future necessities
  • discover, develop and advocate initiatives/applied sciences that help and enhance asset efficiency and allow the belongings to function successfully within the low carbon atmosphere
  • utilizing enterprise planning instruments and methods to develop plans and insurance policies to make sure most lifecycle and price advantage of belongings that display regulatory compliance
  • execute plans, methods and insurance policies to security, environmental, time, price and high quality requirements
  • present professional technical help, steerage and techniques for deliberate and preventative upkeep, operational points, design modifications and outages
  • guarantee asset integrity, present evaluation and advice for avoidance of main plant failures and to safe price efficient environment friendly optimisation of belongings
  • safe future efficiency, figuring out dangers, threats and technical alternatives for business benefit
  • analyse asset efficiency in search of new strategies of enchancment by growing modern options
  • display a sensible understanding of key features of their enterprise

Core Behaviours

  • Security Focussed – focuses on the significance of security to themselves, others and the organisation. Takes duty for their very own consciousness and understanding of well being and security practices and laws that protects them, their colleagues, contractors and clients
  • Speaking and Influencing – anticipates and responds to others’ emotions, wants and considerations with the intention to obtain an applicable final result. Demonstrates sensitivity to the influence on others and modifies the method to affect outcomes
  • Stakeholder Centric – promotes wonderful customer support to inner and exterior clients and makes use of this to maximise enterprise efficiency
  • Delivering Outcomes – units targets and ensures they’re achieved inside agreed parameters to ship profitable enterprise outcomes. Anticipates conditions and issues, discovering applicable options and greedy alternatives. Takes motion that probably provides worth to the enterprise
  • Flexibility and Innovation – adapts pondering and behavior to go well with the necessities of various conditions; recognise the worth of another view and is receptive to altering circumstances. Thinks creatively past recognised boundaries to generate new concepts and approaches, making certain that totally different views are explored resulting in profitable implementation
  • Ahead Considering – takes a ahead wanting perspective when contemplating the supply of selections, actions and initiatives. Relates ahead pondering and related planning to the general course of the organisation. Drives to know the political, financial, environmental and social context which shapes the ability business
  • Working collaboratively – is snug in working in groups and being a crew chief to realize agreed targets


Grasp’s diploma in Engineering (i.e. an prolonged publish graduate diploma) with a minimal of 480 credit, with a minimum of 120 credit at Degree 7


Sometimes take 5 years

Hyperlink to Skilled Registration

A profitable apprentice might be eligible for membership of the Establishment of Engineering and Know-how (MIET) and Establishment of Mechanical Engineers (or equal). They will then work in direction of skilled registration at Chartered Engineer (CEng) stage.


This apprenticeship is stage 7

Overview Date

This customary will initially be reviewed 3 years after publication

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