Trainee Project Engineer – Major Projects E&I

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Trainee Project Engineer – Major Projects E&I

Location: Ashford, East Kent

Salary: £27,000 (rising to circa £33,398 following successful completion of the training)

Reference: REQ638


Here at SGN we are all about people and building safe experiences for our customers through delivering their gas safely, reliably and efficiently. The gas network industry is preparing for its next exciting new chapter, which will see a further significant focus on customer satisfaction and support for those vulnerable within our communities. Our people are at the heart of SGN and our Project Engineers are therefore critical to success.

Following our 2-year training programme, you will be responsible for the management of project design, construction, repair, modification and maintenance of electrical and instrumentation equipment on SGN’s gas network.


As a Trainee Project Engineer, you will be enrolled in a dedicated 2-year training programme, supported by line managers and mentors. This role offers genuine potential to progress further.

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and embracing differences is something we pride ourselves on. You will be empowered to be yourself and work with people from different backgrounds and points of view to achieve things you never thought possible.

We also offer company benefits including retail & leisure discounts, HolidayPlus & Cycle2work schemes, gym & mobile discounts, a pension scheme, and more.


A recognised E&I qualification and ideally some experience of working in an E&I environment (educated to HND/C level in electrical, electronic, instrumentation and control, or a similar discipline, ideally with experience in an Electrical and Instrumentation role)

Other skills we look for;

  • Experience of working within a customer focussed environment and managing a team of people.
  • The ability to get on well with all types of people e.g. members of the public, managers, customers, suppliers etc.
  • An awareness of working within a budget and being cost-conscious.
  • The ability to think on your feet whilst always being safety aware.
  • Flexibility is essential in this role both in terms of hours of work and on call /stand by responsibilities (you may also be required to visit locations around the UK for training or to support team activities).

Not a perfect skills match? Tell us what you’re interested in – you might have a skill we didn’t realise we needed!


At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We have an important responsibility to keep the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses. Your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses safe.

We’re on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we’re passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.

We’re quick to deliver and we may not always wait until the job advert expires before reviewing applications. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible so we can continue the conversation…

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a short video screening process and online test.

Following this, you will be invited to join us at one of our assessment centres that will be running throughout November. Specific dates will be confirmed nearer the time.