Graduate E&I Project Engineer

Dron & Dickson Aberdeen United Kingdom Engineering Services

Company Description

Dron & Dickson are specialists in integrated supply, installation and maintenance of harsh & hazardous electrical equipment. Based at five UK locations, we provide specialist E&I inspection, maintenance and project services to all parts of the Offshore & Onshore Energy sector, Pharmaceutical and Marine industries. Managed from our UK locations, our services operate within the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.


Purpose: ‘Everyone Home Safe’ – An encapsulation of the right for everyone to return from work safely and promote their wellbeing; this applies to Dron & Dickson staff and all who come in to contact with our work activities. Our systems, processes and cultures coupled with our supply and services ensures people, plant and the environment are kept safe. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure consistent delivery of customer service and to proactively contribute to the Engineering Service department strategy.

Objective: The primary objective of this role is to follow an agreed and mentored development plan in alignment with our growth plan for the new energy market. The successful candidate will be operating in a highly diverse and fast paced projects team motivated at achieving client targets and expectations in a variety of market sectors.

Our Culture & Values: Our Values aim to underpin and create a positive culture and working environment as well as set behavioural expectations. We are committed to investing in our workforce as we recognise people as our greatest asset. Contribution towards the companies culture and core values are required as part of this role. Our Value acronym AGILE represents qualities associated with being responsive, flexible and adaptable to change which collectively have been identified as key differentiators that offer us competitive advantage. The behaviours for each value are highlighted below:

Reporting to: Engineering Projects Lead.

Core Alignment Responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the company's mission, vision, and values
  • Responsibility for personal learning, development, and KPI completion
  • Promote and proactively adhere to the company’s core values in all day-to-day activities and interactions.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of detailed design and installation work pack/instructions
  • Provide Engineering support to all E&I scopes of work.
  • Offer support to other areas of the business in relation to technical matters
  • Conduct technical review on proposed materials specifications
  • Liaise with clients as required for any specific project requirements
  • Creation of detailed design schematic drawings/documents and performance calculation packages
  • Monitor, analyse and communicate key performance attainment.
  • Manage project deliverables and review possible risks against project plans
  • Adhere to company planning processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with mandatory gate criteria
  • Keep up to date with industry legislation and standards
  • Preparation of project proposals both service and material requisitions
  • Provide detailed reporting on all project expenditure against budget
  • Contribute to project lessons learnt review and possible improvement opportunities
  • A willingness to mobilise to offshore and onshore work site locations within the UKCS and international locations
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas about health, safety, and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting
  • Comply with all Dron & Dickson’s integrated managements system including all policies and procedures

HSEQ Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all Dron & Dickson’s integrated managements system including all policies and Procedures
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas about health, safety, and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Act ethically and with integrity
  • Ensure all health and safety training is undertaken.
  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without health risks.


Core Skills:

  • Respect for your own and others safety and to act in a safe manner
  • Ability to plan, control and take responsibility for own work and related decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A positive and proactive approach
  • Computer literate
  • Articulate, dynamic, energetic, and delivery focused
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to represent Dron & Dickson in a positive, effective manner with the company’s core values in mind for all day-to-day activities
  • Exceptionally good analytical skills, and ability to translate raw information into actionable strategies and initiatives
  • Excellent Customer Service

Core Training & Competencies:

Essential – A minimum 2nd class bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Instrumentation or Controls related subject

Some experience in the following is desirable but not necessary however we are keen to understand if you can demonstrate an awareness of:

  • Some experience of design applications or software such as AutoCAD
  • Demonstrate good technical understanding of electrical and instrument principles
  • LV electrical design to BS7671
  • Design and specification of electrical and instrument power and control systems
  • Experience reviewing and understanding electrical single line drawings, isometrics, and piping & instrumentation drawings
  • Cable sizing, and experience of using cable design software will be beneficial
  • Electrical safe systems of works and safe isolation procedures

Other information

Personal Development:

The opportunity to undertake development and progression via a personal development plan is linked to this role. If desired this will include registration with IET and working towards IENG or Chartered Status.

Contracted Hours: 38.25 hours per week with 45 mins for lunch

Hours of work:

  • Mon to Thurs: 8.30am – 5pm
  • Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Benefits Package:

  • Pension: 3% Company Contribution, minimum 5% employee contribution
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of 8 public holidays). Annual leave entitlement will increase to 33 days after 2 years’ service
  • Annual bonus if targets met (not guaranteed)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Critical Illness Cover: £20,000
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance: 2 x Annual Salary
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay

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