Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Civil Engineer

Preston (Lancashire)

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The Preston Western Distributor Road and East West Link Road Scheme is being constructed for City Deal and consists of a dual carriageway linking the M55 near Bartle with the A583/A5083 at Clifton.

As part if the PWDR a single carriageway road is to be constructed to Cottam Way.

The PWDR includes 4.8km of dual carriageway with 3km of single carriageway. It includes 2 major viaducts, 3 underpass structures, one overbridge and a new Junction 2 constructed over the M55 with slip roads.

The Project commenced on site in October 2019 and is due for completion in Spring 2023.

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Key Tasks & Responsibilities

As a Graduate Civil Engineer you will be responsible for a key element of work on a project taking a significant role in technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality and will acquire technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. This will include undertaking the following tasks:

  • Management of site operations, to ensure safety, quality, cost effectiveness, timely production and customer satisfaction
  • Planning and sequencing of operations, including writing method statements and risk assessments, and procuring sub-contractor, labour, plant and material resources
  • Briefing teams
  • Implementing operational quality control including setting out and QA processes
  • Commercial management
  • Design and design management
  • Work winning
  • Full engagement with the Costain professional development scheme, to become qualified in 3 – 4 year period.

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

About you

  • Minimum 2:1 achieved or expected in a Civil Engineering degree accredited by the ICE
  • Work experience relevant to the Civil Engineering sector preferred but not essential
  • Mobility to work on various projects over the 2-year programme throughout the UK.

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