Undergraduate Summer Placement 2017 - Civil Engineering

About the role

Within Balfour Beatty we have opportunities for Civil Engineering Undergraduates to complete an 8-12 week placement in summer 2017. Our Civil Engineering undergraduate roles tend to be site based; however, occasionally we have office based placements available depending on the project requirements. We have positions up and down the UK.

Our aim is to provide you with an insight into our business, whilst gaining valuable experience of civil engineering to support your studies. You will be given the guidance and support you need to ensure you make the most of your time with us as we want you to make a valid contribution to our business throughout your placement. So in order that you develop quickly, you will be given a real taster of the role including site and office based experience responsibility as early as possible.

What you'll be doing

  • Reporting to a Senior Engineer your main responsibilities may include:
  • Managing and carrying out setting out activities
  • Liaison with and supervision of other site staff and operatives, always ensuring work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Preparing Method Statements and Risk Assessments
  • Control and determine quantities of materials against project plans
  • Carrying out Short Term planning
  • Keeping site records and quality documents (cost, time and safety).

Your time with us will help you gain valuable experience should you aspire to specialise in civil engineering.

Who we're looking for

To be considered for one of our undergraduate roles, you’ll:

  • Be studying for a Civil Engineering (BEng or MEng) degree ideally expecting to gain at least a 2:2
  • Ideally, a full UK driving licence
  • You will have an enthusiastic, engaged attitude and an eagerness to learn
  • A flexible approach to work (you may be required to relocate, as part of your training)
  • A team-focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative

Why work for us

Salary & benefits

We offer a competitive salary, dependant on your year of study and any previous experience. You may also be invited to return for further work placements and ultimately a place on the Balfour Beatty Group Graduate Scheme, subject to further assessments.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Placement student please visit our website.

Should you require any further support with your application please contactemergingtalent@balfourbeatty.com.

About us

We are the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks.

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