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Infrastructure – Civil and Structural Engineering Placements Scheme (2019)

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As a Civil or Structural Engineering placement student, you’ll be helping to support the technical aspects of civil engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally.

Whether it’s an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus, a nuclear power station or the world’s first tidal lagoon, you’ll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree.

Join us in our vision to be the world’s best Infrastructure Consultancy, working with a broad range of clients to influence policy, future technology and global sustainability.

What you’ll be doing

As a Civil or Structural Engineering placement student, you’ll be joining one of the following teams:

  • Civil Engineering and Advanced Technology
    • Engineering Technology
    • Water Engineering
  • Building Structures
  • Rivers, Dams and Maritime
  • Ground Engineering
  • Tunnelling and Underground Space
  • Water Management Consultancy. 

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Where you’ll be based

Atkins Infrastructure have opportunities in the following teams based across the UK:

Civil Engineering and Advanced Technology - Summer placements are available in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Epsom, Exeter, Glasgow, London, Newcastle and Warrington. Opportunities for the Engineering Technology specialist area will be based in Epsom.
Year in industry placements are available in Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom, London and Warrington.

Building Structures – Summer placements are available at the following locations: Bristol, Glasgow and London. Year in industry placements are available in Bristol, Epsom, Glasgow, London and Oxford.

Rivers, Dams and Maritime – Summer placements are available in Peterborough and Swansea.

Ground Engineering – Summer placements are available in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Derby, Epsom, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Warrington

Tunnelling and Underground Space – Summer placements are available in Epsom and London

Water Management Consultancy – Year in industry placements are available in Peterborough and Warrington

You will:

  • Be a talented undergraduate who is predicted a 2.2 or above MEng/MSc degree (or equivalent) in Civil or Structural Engineering, but we’ll also consider undergraduates expecting a 2.1 or above BEng/BSc for our Water Management Consultancy.
  • Have a good written standard of English and verbal communication skills. 
  • Be able to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions. 
  • Possess the ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills. 
  • Be interested in developing the application of computer programming and other digital solutions to engineering problems. 
  • Be flexible in your approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: PL-065
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer - open to 1st years, Summer, Year-long
  • UK Wide

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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