2023 Graduate Design Engineer - REF: 2243d

Fingleton White Galway Ireland Engineer
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Company Description

Fingleton White provide multidiscipline engineering services for the energy industry. We provide a full range of design, construction and commissioning services and are active across many sectors including Renewables, Gas Networks, Water, Energy & Utilities, and Asset Management. The company is responsible for planning and development of some of the most significant projects in the energy sector in Ireland. We have 6 offices across Ireland, Northern Ireland and England with over 140 staff.

Who We Are….

We have a proven track record of delivering lasting solutions which we design based on a first principles approach. Our priority is to get the engineering fundamentals right.

Fingleton White is a company that has been built on sustainability. Our very first project was a hydroelectric power station. Over our 40-year history, we have developed our own projects which have delivered CO2 emissions savings of well over 2 million tonnes. We are focussed on reducing our carbon footprint and having a positive impact on our environment and communities through our biodiversity initiatives, our energy efficiency programmes and implementing sustainable development targets.

Our Projects….

Achieving zero carbon will require a diverse range of solutions and approaches. Our clients require individualised pathways to ensure they can achieve CO2 reductions in a cost-effective manner that reflects their specific business needs and goals. Fingleton White is a key solution provider in this complex journey. We are delivering renewables projects, carbon reduction projects, energy efficiency upgrades and improvements for our clients.

We understand that natural gas, biomethane and hydrogen all have a key role in transitioning to low carbon and achieving zero carbon. Greening of gas networks will be fundamental for supporting intermittent renewable energy sources such as Wind and Solar. Our Gas Networks design team are delivering projects in areas such as Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion, Carbon Capture, Hydrogen and Biomethane for grid injection and transport. Expertise in these areas will be key for the future as they provide unique and complex challenges that requires highly technical and specialised engineering solutions.

Our People….

Our people are our only asset and are our USP. Our people are key to everything we do.

Business and client requirements are constantly changing, it is essential that we provide the tools to allow our team to develop their skills and expertise to match these demands. We challenge our engineers to develop and progress within the organisation. Our Development and Progression Framework details how people can develop within their roles and progress their career within the organisation.

Fingleton White is an Engineers Ireland's CPD Accredited Employer and we have systems in place to provide employees with targeted training and experience relevant to their grade. Chartership is supported and encouraged through CPD and mentoring and is a requirement for senior engineering roles in the organisation.

Graduate Programme….

We will provide you with all the training you need, exposure to projects, responsibility and real engineering experience to maximise your talents as an engineer.

Our 2-year Graduate Training programme includes Graduate workshops where key engineering topics and other relevant professional working skills are taught to our new engineers. We also provide site visits and, on the job learning with coaching and management from senior personnel and peer review of designs.

Our Graduate Programme is Engineering centric, and your focus will be on delivering engineering tasks. We do not provide a multi-departmental graduate programme. Our goal is to develop engineering excellence.


The Role….

Graduate Design Engineer – REF: 2243d

We are currently accepting applications for Graduate Design Engineer positions starting in September 2023.

The successful candidates will join an established team with senior support in one of our sectors. The Graduate Engineer will have the opportunity as their career progresses to acquire a broad range of skills and experience and to work across different areas of the business.

The role will provide you with essential engineering, communications and project delivery skills which are transferrable across any engineering project.

The location for this role will be in our Galway office, however we will also consider applications for our Portlaoise, Cork, Dublin or Antrim offices.

The following are examples of some of the types of project work that the Graduate Engineer will have the opportunity to work on:

  • Design from conceptual phase through to project completion
  • Development of Preliminary and Detailed Design reports, calculations and drawings
  • Design & Project coordination from conceptual phase through to project completion in the Gas network sector in areas such as:
  • Transmission AGIs, Pipelines and Diversions
  • Distribution Installations, Services and Pipelines
  • Renewable Gas Projects including Biogas, Biomethane and HydrogenPower Generation Station & Balance of Plant Design
  • Design & implementation of energy audits and energy saving projects
  • Design of Biomass Combined Heat & Power projects from conceptual phase through to project completion
  • Renewable Energy feasibility studies and projects including solar, biogas, hydro and others
  • Industrial utilities design, HVAC, steam, refrigeration, compressed air
  • Design of water infrastructure

The Graduate Design Engineer will have the opportunity to progress their career within Fingleton White to be involved in the various business sectors to provide experience across a wide range of projects.


The Candidate….

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Engineering degree (Hons Bachelor degree or higher) in Mechanical, Process, Civil or a similar discipline relevant to the specification above.
  • 0 - 2 years post-graduate experience.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Good academic record
  • Full clean driving license and own transport required
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team

Other information

What we offer….

  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • Paid overtime
  • Career progression in line with published plan and educational support
  • Year on year salary reviews
  • Paid Paternity & Maternity Leave
  • Continuous Professional Development & Pathway to Chartership.
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid Working (remote and office) & Flexible Working Policy
  • Group pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Professional Certifications, pathways to become a Chartered Engineer
  • Staff wellness programmes
  • Participation in ESG activities such as sustainability initiatives, biodiversity committee, STEPS to Engineering, Women in Engineering initiative
  • Staff social outings

How to apply….

Please provide us with a CV which includes all relevant information including education details. A cover letter should also be included as part of your application detailing why the role and location are of interest to you.