Graduate Project Engineer
As our Graduate Project Engineer, Megan has built up her CPD hours, gained a number of qualifications and status with various industry bodies, allowing her the opportunity to progress, delivering packages of works on site.
What was your background when you joined us?
Energy Engineering BEng Hons degree, one year industrial experience in the Rail Industry and six months in the Building Services Industry.
Can you talk us through what you were doing initially?
When I first joined the Graduate Scheme I was based in the Operations and Maintenance Department where I undertook Energy Centre surveys and shadowed the call out Engineers. I then moved to the Projects Department where I worked as a Project Engineer in delivering a M&E construction project. I have currently completed 4 of 7 departments from the Graduate Training Scheme.
What are you doing now?
I am now based in the Estimating department where I am sending out cost enquiries, collating and comparing quotes and writing tender letters.
Vital Energi have a really supportive training scheme that will give you real responsibility in each department you work in.
How would you say you’ve grown / What have you learned since starting at Vital?
Since joining Vital I have gained: Associate status at CIBSE, Incorporated Engineering status with the Engineering Council, CITB Site Management Safety qualification, Site Environmental Awareness qualification. I am also a qualified first aider. I have undertaken roughly 35 hours of CPD lectures. I have learnt how to: manage Engineering tasks and arrange labour, manage safe working on site, select and size Energy Centre plant, build tender letters, host meetings and how to manage documents.
Can you talk me through the support you’ve had while you’ve been here?
I have had a mentor who met with me regularly to support me through the scheme by ensuring I completed my training objectives and who helped me achieve my ACIBSE IEng. My Director has been the main driving force behind the Graduate Training Scheme and is very encouraging. I have had supportive line managers who ensure I am continuously learning and ticking off my learning objectives.
What would you say your biggest achievement to date is?
Managing the delivery of my own package of works on site.
What would you say to someone who’s considering applying to Vital through the Graduate Scheme?
Vital Energi have a really supportive training scheme that will give you real responsibility in each department you work in. Make sure you get the opportunity to work in each area of the business as it helps you fully understand how a company operates and will also allow you to see which department suits you best.