Graduate HSES Engineer

Who we are:

We are an international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems and social and commercial buildings. Each year we seek the best Graduates to come and join our ever changing business.

About the programme:

By joining the Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability team, you will be able contribute your ideas and engineering/ construction/utilities experience to the work we do, supporting some of the most exciting and innovative projects around the world. It’s an opportunity to make a real, practical difference to the business from the very start. Helping to achieve Zero Harm, you will take an active part in projects, campaigns and initiatives to keep our workforce safe and healthy, and save lives on construction sites. You will also work to make sure our projects meet the necessary environmental criteria, and leave a positive legacy on the communities we work in. 

On our Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability graduate scheme, you’ll work closely with the people who are driving the business towards achieving Zero Harm. The scheme will support the development of your skills, knowledge and experience, and will help you become an expert in your own field. Over the two year development programme, you’ll undertake a number of placements that will give you a taste of different business areas with each one offering an insight into the people, processes and technology that are transforming our business. Each placement will have real responsibility, a personal mentor and support for professional qualifications and membership to get your career off to a great start.

Our programme recognises the importance of giving meaningful and challenging work, so you can expect to be immersed in real activities and given responsibilities from the outset. 
You will have the opportunity to work on live projects and to learn from a host of experienced and talented managers.

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 have the opportunity to attend graduate-based events, where you will work 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.

To be considered for our graduate scheme you’ll have:

  • Minimum 2:2 degree in a construction, engineering or business related field
  • Ideally, experience in a construction/engineering/utilities environment
  • Eligibility to work and live permanently in the UK

What we’re looking for:

  • A passion for Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability
  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you may be required to relocate as part of the programme)
  • 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 ability to work on your own initiative and influence key decisions

Salary and 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 you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will be covered.

Our HSES Graduate schemes are based in the following Balfour Beatty Divisions:

  • Balfour Beatty Power, Transmission & Distribution
  • Balfour Beatty Enabling Functions

For more information about what you can 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 additional support with your application, please contact

Closing Date – applications are open until 15th April 2018, however we reserve the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible as CVs will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Two Ticks”) symbol and we are a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. 

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