Professional Hydrogen Project Engineer Programme Chester Project Office base £29,000 Do you hold a Mechanical Engineering degree and looking for an exciting opportunity to launch your career in the world of sustainable energy? Look no further than the Cadent HyNet departments Professional Engineer Hydrogen Project Programme. As a participant in this programme, you will work alongside experienced professionals to develop and deliver a hydrogen-based energy system that will help to decarbonize the UK's economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You will gain hands-on experience in a wide range of areas, including hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, renewable energy technologies, carbon capture and storage, and stakeholder engagement. Throughout the programme, you will receive comprehensive training and support, including mentoring from experienced professionals and regular opportunities for professional development. You will work on real-world projects and contribute to the success of the HyNet programme, gaining valuable experience and building your skills and expertise in a dynamic and innovative environment. Our commitment to investing in talent means that we're looking for future leaders and engineers who are eager to develop the skills, behaviours, and experience needed to succeed in the industry. Over 24 months, you'll navigate four six-month placements that will give you a wide range of experiences across our business and help you develop into a leader of the future. At Cadent Gas, we're dedicated to supporting our future professionals in their career journey. We'll assign you a mentor, cover application and membership costs, and provide placements that give you the opportunities you need to showcase your engineering competencies. IGEM has accredited our Professional Engineers programme, affirming our commitment to providing the highest level of support to our future professionals . We recognise that by supporting our future leaders and engineers to gain the very best skills, behaviours, and experience, well continue to have a bright, successful future and you will too. Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in engineering. What you will bring: Were looking for engineering graduates who act with curiosity, courage, pride, purpose and ownership to join our team. Along with: A degree in Mechanical Engineering Valid UK driving licence Strong interest in sustainable energy and a passion for making a positive impact on the environment and society. High levels of personal and professional energy - youll have lots of drive and motivation too A shared sense of purpose - were on an exciting journey of growth do you want to be part of it? A passion for customer service - were looking for people who can delight our customers Team spirit - we support each other, with all our strengths and differences, to succeed A forward-thinking mind-set - bring along fresh ideas that can support our growth and evolution Whats In It For You Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer: Funding and support towards your professional accreditation Ample opportunity for progression within the business Mentoring and guidance opportunities The opportunity to become a Cadents ambassadors for STEM, representing our programme across the business up to senior stakeholders and within our external communities. Benefits We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include: Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%) 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including: o hybrid working o flexible working o strong commitments to ED&I o generous family provision policies Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more My Offers membership card offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers 2 paid volunteering days per year Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a Gympass scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore whats possible for the role. About Us At Cadent were excited to be part of the future of UK energy Weve got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050. Were making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together were shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do. Diversity and Inclusion Dont meet every single requirement listed? Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if youre excited about this opportunity but your experience doesnt align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent. As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive (disability) and the Cadent Military Community cant wait to welcome you Circle Back Initiative As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome. We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience. Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.