The utilities sector offers jobs to engineering graduates with many different degree disciplines.

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.