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Innovation/Engineering Intern at Lightsource bp

Innovation/Engineering Intern

Lightsource bp London/UK, Greater London Intern
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Job Title

Practical Engineering Intern



Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

What You’ll do
(the role)


We have a number of cutting edge solar innovation projects that we are seeking a proactive Intern to help solve. These projects range from the optimisation of existing solar facilities to investigating novel solutions to current operational challenges. The successful applicant will join the Lightsource bp engineering team and be fully responsible for the delivery of one of these practical problem that we are currently facing.

Why you’ll make a great member of the team

Personal qualities / Work Skills

  • A passion for problem solving and analytics
  • Knowledge of renewable energy
  • Self-motivated
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • A quantitative mind-set
  • Ability to practically apply engineering concepts
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Driving licence useful but not required

This position is perfect for a student in Engineering with an interest in renewables, but other technically grounded applicates should apply.

Why you’ll want to work for us

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity. 

Be recognized

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.

Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.

Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do. 

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