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Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Location: Yate, Bristol, United Kingdom
Employment: Permanent
Salary: £25000.00 to £28000.00 per year

Job Overview

About The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity to join us as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer to join our global engineering team in support of growing operations worldwide.

The role will be based at our head office in Yate near Bristol and will report directly to the senior engineer there.

The successful candidate will work on a wide range of projects, from bespoke fuel storage systems for individual clients, to new and continued product development and manufacturing support.

You will work alongside other members of the engineering team, helping to complete mechanical design work (CAD models, design drawings, BOMs, etc.), produce technical specifications and engineering reports, and assist with project management.

The role will be exposed to the company's full product range and markets and hence will need to learn quickly in order to support these.

As part of a relatively small (but global) team, this is a great opportunity for a graduate engineer to gain experience, skills, and knowledge across a wide range of disciplines quickly, with plenty of opportunity to take on responsibilities and progress their engineering career.


Who We Are

Western Global is the world leaders in the safe and secure temporary storage of clean fuels, including HVO and other next-generation fuels. From construction sites to disaster zones, our modular solutions guarantee a ready and reliable source of energy, whenever and wherever it’s needed.

With operations in USA, Canada, UK, Europe, and the Middle East,we pride ourselves on being to support our customers and communities with response-ready fuel solutions when they need them most.

Our business is growing rapidly and we took on private equity investment in January 2021. This funding will support the next phase of our growth through geographical and channel penetration in North America.

Attracting and retaining great people is critical to our strategy. Our values define how we behave and interact internally and with our stakeholders. These are:

  • Teamwork: We work as one, and together, we’re ready for anything
  • Openness: We’re open, curious, and honest with each other, unafraid to embrace the new.
  • Passion: We’re driven by a passion for the better because we love what we do.
  • Integrity: No matter what, we do the right thing – we’re all responsible for the right outcome.
  • Celebrate Success: We take time to recognise and celebrate each other, and what we achieve together.


What we are looking for in our ideal Graduate Mechanical Engineer:

  • Hold a degree in mechanical engineering (or a mechanically biased engineering discipline).
  • The individual should have a practical approach to problem-solving and be happy to get 'hands-on' when required.
  • Have an excellent level of English and be able to write engineering reports to a high standard.
  • Be able to perform design calculations from first principles.
  • Have a good knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
  • Have experience using a 3D design package and have a working knowledge of engineering drawings.
  • Be able to travel internationally for work on an occasional basis.

Nice to have:

  • Experience using Solidworks
  • Evidence of producing technical drawings to a high standard (ideally to BS8888)
  • Experience with sheet metal design and fabrication and/or piping/pump systems.


What can we offer you?

We offer a market-competitive pay and benefits program, as well as opportunities for advancement, knowledge and skills development, and recognition of achievements. In addition, we offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • Annual Bonus & Salary Reviews 
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus Annual leave purchasing up to 5 days
  • Company pension scheme (5% Employer Contribution, 5% Employee Contribution)
  • Life insurance – 4 x base salary
  • Eyecare scheme
  • Food and drink when in the office
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Summer & Christmas parties
  • Learning and development opportunities
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Location: Yate, Bristol, United Kingdom
Employment: Permanent
Salary: £25000.00 to £28000.00 per year

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