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Civil Engineer Summer Intern EC1-5


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We are looking for suitable candidates to join our 2023 summer internship within our Transport Infrastructure business unit. This is an exciting opportunity to gain work experience with leading infrastructure services and engineering company, lasting 12weeks.

Career progression at Amey

Find out what training and development opportunities Amey provides throughout the graduate programme and beyond.

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Here at Amey, you’ll have the unique opportunity to deliver maintenance and renewals solutions on three iconic structures – Severn Bridge, Prince of Wales Bridge and Avonmouth Bridge. Your already acquired engineering skills will have impact, making a genuine difference to people’s lives, often in the very community where you live.  

As an Undergraduate Civil or Structural Engineer, you’ll join a growing team of big thinkers who love finding solutions to difficult problems.  You’ll be stretched, but always supported, surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges, recognising your hard work and looking out for your wellbeing. 

Our Summer Internship 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 in various stages from inception through to construction.  

The role

We have a unique opportunity on our Specialist Bridges Inspection and Maintenance contract. No one day will be the same. You will experience being a part of the bridge inspection and maintenance team in assisting with inspection of the bridges and delivery of routine and reactive maintenance works as well as being involved in the delivery of renewals schemes.

This will involve working with design teams, the inspection and maintenance teams, sub-contractors and suppliers to deliver innovative solutions to keep the bridges in good condition and working order. You will also gain some unique experience in the day-to-day management of bridge underdeck gantries. You may even have to walk the main cable of the Severn Bridge!

Based at one of our bridge locations near Bristol, you’ll get to work with Amey colleagues and the client, National Highways, being involved in projects and maintenance solutions working across all three structures.  

From day one you’ll be given real responsibility, gaining invaluable experience and exposure working alongside our industry experts across our multi-disciplinary teams.  

The Highways sector has always been one of our core sectors and because of our success in building and maintaining Highways, we’re an industry leader in Highway design and maintenance services, passionate about using our skills to make a difference and continuing to win further exciting projects for you to get involved with.

What will you bring?

As an Undergraduate, other than your current degree progress, we don’t expect you to bring prior experience of engineering or the Highways industry with you when you join us; we will give you all the skills and opportunities to start becoming a technical expert that you could hope for.  However, we want you to share our passion for these and demonstrate your desire to develop yourself within this exciting area and because of the work environment you’ll also need a good head for heights!

We treat people as individuals. We want a range of abilities, from practicality and problem-solving to precision and creativity. That goes for diversity too. We want a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve and value the experiences that you bring to our business.

If you like the sound of that and you are a proactive self-starter who is ambitious, driven, personable and full of energy and enthusiasm to create opportunities and question the accepted- we could be looking for you.

We therefore keep our list of essential requirements to a minimum, but there are a few things needed to qualify for our programme:

  • Working towards Civil or Structural Engineering Degree
  • Available to join in Summer June 2023
  • Passion for developing your skills both professional and personally
  • The commitment and drive to complete the placement
  • Strong analytical, written, communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills, with evidence of problem-solving ability
  • A driving license is required
  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan and prioritise time

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.

Why Amey?

Amey Transport Infrastructure make journeys better and exploring easier – by helping to make roads safer, railways smoother and our streets and green spaces clean. Working through locally-based teams, we support communities by helping to create better, safer and more pleasant places through the provision of integrated highway design, well-designed streets, well-maintained grounds, modern public lighting and efficient winter maintenance solutions.

And with 4.8 million journeys a day on UK railways, we are also hard at workday and night maintaining the railways with the latest signalling systems, upgraded track and overhead lines and regular asset inspections. Ultimately, investing to create well-functioning, safe spaces which minimise disruption, keep people moving and support thriving communities.

As a long term and trusted partner, we have integrated the genuine world leading capability of our consulting business with our client facing teams to produce an operating environment where back-office applications, asset management data and client and customer interfaces are integrated to enable greater client insight and better decision support.

We embrace difference and give you freedom to perform because we know, if nothing holds you back, together we can deliver the exceptional for our clients, our communities, and our planet. It’s the reason why Investors in People put us among the top 1% of employers.

Our Rewards

Our rewards make us feel valued here at Amey Consulting. If you’re happy, you’ll think better. It’s a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that’s why we’ve worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including:

  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • 24 Days' annual leave + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme
  • Choices: Our flexible benefits scheme is tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership
  • Save with Amey: Our online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on days out, or nights in
  • Social Value: You’ll get 2 Community Involvement Day each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives for CRUK, or where eligible, participate in the DoE Gold Award

Next Steps:

We appreciate that applying for a programme, for some, can be a new or daunting experience, which is why we try to make our process as simple, transparent, and as engaging as possible. 

  • Step 1: Follow the link to apply and answer a few simple questions.
  • Step 2: Complete our web-based behavioural assessment.
  • Step 4: Attend an assessment centre or interview, where you’ll meet your future colleagues.
  • Step 5: Receive a decision and constructive feedback.

Our process really is as simple as that, so what are you waiting for? Good Luck!

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Tomorrow
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Starting Salary: £9.50 per hour + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 weeks
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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