Graduate Opportunity

Civil Engineering Graduate Programme 2021

Cornwall

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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.

Meeting The UK's National Needs

All about Costain

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.

The role

The A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross is a Design and Build contract for 8.7 miles of new dual carriageway between Chiverton Cross & Carland Cross roundabouts on the A30. This is the final section of the A30 between Redruth & Exeter that requires dualling, the majority of the existing single carriageway A30 will be retained for local traffic. Design and construction of the scheme is underway and works are scheduled to continue until late 2023.

Key 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.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Laptop
  • A range of company initiatives (to opt in to) including; Bupa, Cycle to work scheme, Health Assessments, Free eye test
  • Employer Assistance Programme - 24/7 support service
  • Employer pension scheme (with up to 10% matched contribution)

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