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Graduate Quality Engineer 2017

Who we are

We are an international infrastructure group providing construction and infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools, hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best Graduates to come and join our ever-changing diverse business.

This position is within our Energy & Power business unit, part of Balfour Beatty Major Projects. As an established contractor working within the Nuclear De-commissioning and New Build sectors we have a portfolio of Major complex projects in this area plays a key part in the successful delivery of projects.

About the programme

Our Quality Engineer graduates follow a training programme as part of our accredited CQI scheme – geared towards you achieving Chartered Quality Practitioner status. Depending on project requirements, you will be site or office based.

You’ll have visibility in key areas of our business – these could include construction,design, operations, supply chain, safety and commercial - and you’ll soon appreciate the important role of quality. Our aim is to develop your skills and to help you reach your full potential. The program aims to give you exposure to quality and engineering with a clear focus on site experience, with responsibility for process control and compliance. As your programme progresses you will have increased responsibility in the supervision of specialist contractors, construction workforce and will take the lead for solving technical problems. Throughout you will ensure compliance with our Health and Safety agenda and aspire to a quality management  or Project Management career.

The Balfour Beatty Graduate scheme lasts for two years, you will follow a development programme that will equip you with the skills needed to become a business leader of the future.  Throughout the two years, you'll be supported by your line manager and mentor and have the opportunity to attend graduate-based events, where you will network with your peers, develop interpersonal skills and share best practice. You will join a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.

What you’ll need

  • 2:1 BEng (Hons), MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Civil or Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quality management or similar related discipline
  • Experience within an engineering or construction environment
  • Eligibility to work and live permanently in the UK

What we’re looking for

  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you may be required to relocate)
  • A team-focus with the ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the able to work on your own initiative and influence key decisions

Salary & benefits

We offer a competitive salary, that is reviewed annually based on performance.  You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and a company car if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will be covered.

Available roles

Our quality engineer graduate scheme is based in the Nuclear division of Balfour Beatty.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what’s involved in the scheme visit our website and view the profiles of our current graduates across the Group.

Should you require any further support with your application please contact us.

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