Our two-year Graduate Development Programme starts you on a journey to develop your career in a challenging, dynamic and supportive work environment, providing a unique opportunity to be involved in a range of varied and exciting projects from inception through to construction.
As part of our Structures Assessment Team based in Liverpool, York, Crawley or Cardiff, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a national team that undertakes the inspections and structural assessment of a wide variety of railway structures, from bridges carrying trains over roads and waterways, to highway and footbridges crossing the railway, as well as station canopies and train sheds. These structures are part of the heritage of our country, and we need to ensure that they are safe to meet today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s.
The Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) team comprising approximately 60 Engineers and Technicians at all levels, who plan and undertake the initial inspections of these structures, using a variety of specialist access techniques, from confined spaces to rope access, and new technologies such as 3D laser scanning, 360° cameras and aerial drones to collect all the information required to complete a full structural analysis. In the office, our engineers use a range of design tools to ensure we deliver consistent assessment results to our clients, including 3D CAD, structural analysis and Finite Element modelling systems. Software that is regularly used includes; Archie-M, Limit State Ring, SuperSTRESS, STAAD Pro and Lusas.
In CAFA we have opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the assessment process, including:
You will use your engineering knowledge and skills to deliver robust structural assessments, to help us inform our clients, which will enable them to continue the safe, efficient and optimal management of the capability of their structure assets.
From day one you’ll be given real responsibility, gaining invaluable experience and exposure working alongside our industry experts across our multi-disciplinary teams.
You’ll also be provided with a “buddy”, to assist you as you settle in, and an industry expert as a professional mentor, to help guide you towards achieving your professional qualifications/accreditation.
The railway sector has always been one of our core sectors and because of our success in building and maintaining the railway, we’re an industry leader in Rail services, passionate about using our skills to make a difference and continuing to win further exciting projects for you to get involved with.
As a Graduate we don’t expect you to bring prior experience of the highway maintenance industry with you when you join us; we will give you all the skills and opportunities to become a technical expert that you could hope for. However, we want you to share our passion and demonstrate your desire to develop yourself within this exciting area.
We treat people as individuals and want a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We therefore keep our essential requirements to a minimum, but there are a few things needed to qualify for our programme:
If you possess the determination, initiative, and curiosity to become a technical expert in your field, or one of our future leaders, then our graduate development programme could be for you.
We place great value on all our people and the contribution they make to our business, so it’s important that our rewards make us all feel valued here. That’s why we recognise individual needs and offer a flexible reward and benefits package that puts you first, including:
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