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Graduate Civil Design Engineer – Rail 2019

About the Programme

Our Civil Design Engineering Graduates follow a training programme as part of our accredited ICE scheme, geared towards you achieving Charted Engineer status. This scheme has a strong emphasis on the design element of Civil Engineering.  Depending on project requirements, you could be site, office based or both.

You’ll have visibility in key areas of our business – these could include multidisciplinary engineering, construction, safety and commercial and you’ll soon appreciate the important role of engineering innovation as well as the application of independent engineering judgement. Our aim is to develop your technical and leadership skills to help you reach your full potential.

As a Graduate Engineer you’ll work on a variety of different projects, including new build and refurbishment/remodelling schemes.  Your responsibilities will include:

Undertaking designs to comply with applicable standards and procedures
Assisting in the co-ordination of the design process on live projects
Assisting in ensuring that the highest possible safety standards are implemented and maintained via risk mitigation in the design process
Ensuring that design information is accurate and available to enable all construction activities to proceed efficiently
Supporting the site commercial team by providing clear records of design changes

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.

This role will be working for Balfour Beatty Rail. 

Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways. 

What we’re looking for:

  • 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

What you'll need:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Experience within an engineering environment
  • A full, clean UK driving licence

Rewards 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 Graduate Civil Engineer role will be based within our Rail Business Unit. 

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