IT Systems Engineer

Ambitious and Creative IT Graduate wanted

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your IT systems engineering skills and gain a Masters degree whilst working for a vibrant and successful Southampton-based company. The London Stock Exchange recently recognised R&W’s rapid growth and achievements by including the company in its list of “Top 1000 SMEs to Inspire Britain in 2015”.

About us

R&W is a rapidly expanding civil engineering and traffic management contractor operating across the South of England. In the last three years our turnover has increased from £15m to over £30m. Thanks to our rapid growth and associated successes, the LSE recently recognised us as one of the top 1000 SME companies to inspire Britain in 2015. To continue on this upward trajectory, we need to replace paper-based systems on remote construction sites with the latest electronic solutions. We are seeking a highly-motivated and talented graduate to join our team and drive forward cutting-edge, mobile data capture and reporting solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and manage a project with tangible and long-lasting benefits.

What we are Looking For

The successful candidate must be ambitious, have a passion for technology, thrive on a challenge and have suitable systems knowledge and experience. They will join our vibrant and growing IT team, based at our head office in Southampton.

The Role

The first phase of the project will involve gathering requirements for a mobile solution that will transform a myriad of paper-based systems into a slick, real time, automated operation. This is a pioneering project and the first time a SME has developed mobile convergence for operations in numerous remote temporary locations. The successful candidate will lead the design and implementation of a tablet-based solution; working alongside key internal stakeholders and third party software vendors. They will receive support, assistance and guidance from experts and researchers. The role will also include user training, technical support and development of ongoing iterative enhancements that are all vital in helping the business continue on its exciting journey.

Person Specification

Knowledge (including experience & qualifications)


  • Bachelors first degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent in a relevant IT discipline, such as Software or Systems Engineering.
  • Project management & planning experience.


  • Mobile application development and communications experience.
  • Development of an Enterprise Architecture.



  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Proficient at requirements gathering and process mapping.
  • Capable of breaking down complex problems and devising practical solutions.
  • Experienced in reporting up and managing expectations closely.
  • Technical Skills in at least one of: Java, C++, Python.


  • Technical skills in Java Script, HTML5, VB.Net, SQL, VBS, VBA.



  • Self-motivated, versatile, committed and enthusiastic about technology.
  • Able to think creatively and analytically about mobile communications.
  • Able to work independently and use initiative.
  • Able to work and communicate with a wide range of people in different disciplines.
  • Capable of writing clearly and concisely with very good use of English in written form. 

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: 14th Jun 2015
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Type Of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Southampton
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Systems
  • Software

Contact R & W Civil Engineering

To Apply

If this unique and exciting challenge appeals to you, please email your CV and a covering letter to:, quoting the reference R&W - GRAD in the subject line.