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Undergraduate Industrial Placement - Electrical Design Engineering - Dartford

About the programme: 

Undergraduates will complete a one year Industrial Placement within our business commencing in summer/autumn 2019. 

Our Engineering undergraduate roles will be office based; however, occasionally we have site based placements available depending on project requirements.

Our aim is to provide you with an insight into our business, whilst gaining valuable experience of overhead line, cabling or substation design engineering to support your studies. You will be given 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 the 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 as early as possible.

What you'll be doing

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Carrying out design calculations for the appropriate discipline
  • Preparing design Statements, sketches and Risk Assessments
  • Measure progress against project plans
  • Assist Project Design Manager with planning and project progress
  • Producing design sketches to enable drawing production

Your time with us will help you gain valuable experience should you aspire to specialize in Civil, Structural or Electrical design Engineering.

What we’re looking for: 

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

What you’ll need: 

  • Be studying for a BEng (Hons) in Civil or Electrical Engineering, expecting to achieve a 2:1
  • Have a full, clean UK driving licence
  • Be eligible to work and live permanently in the UK

Why work for us

Salary and Benefits: 

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

For more information about what you can as a Balfour Beatty Undergraduate and what’s involved, visit our website.
For more information about what you can expect if you continue on to become 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

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. 

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

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