Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is everything you see that has been built around us. The role of a civil engineer is to create, improve and protect the environment in which we live. This is through planning, designing and overseeing the construction of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railways, wind farms, water and wastewater networks and much more.

Farrans at a glance

Key facts:

  • Leading figure in the UK construction market
  • Turnover of circa £375 million
  • 75+ years’ experience in various sectors including education, local infrastructure, water, marine, private development and onshore energy
  • 500+ employees
  • 33% of Farrans employees have obtained Chartered status
  • Offices in Belfast, Woking, Cambridge and Edinburgh, as well as sites throughout the UK and Ireland
  • Owned by CRH plc, a global building materials company operational in 3,600 locations worldwide

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

At Farrans we proactively invest in our people to build their skills and mindsets and we have a commitment to learning and continual professional development. We pride ourselves on our ability to nurture new talent and strongly believe that our long term success lies in the young people of today.

We are registered training providers with the Professional Institutions relevant to our industry, and our ‘Farrans Advance’ scheme guides each person down their chosen path towards Chartered Professional status.

As well as the opportunity to work on exciting projects and become part of the Farrans family, we also offer a highly competitive salary, pension scheme, share options, a Farrans mentor and, for graduates joining the ‘Farrans Foundation’ - our bespoke, two year graduate programme - a £2k company investment in your professional development.