The utilities include electricity, gas, water and telecommunications. Companies in this sector aim to minimise losses and to offer customers a low cost, high-quality service.
Areas of activity include energy generation, wholesale trading, transmission and distribution, and water treatment. The industry offers opportunities for graduates from a wide range of disciplines. You could work in operational or project management roles, or become a specialist engineer. Projects range from small, defined improvement projects to large strategic projects that take a number of years to complete.
What degree do I need for this career?
- Chemical engineering
- Civil/structural engineering
- Electrical/electronic engineering
- Environmental engineering.