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Graduate Civil Engineer

Construction/Civil/Infrastructure.

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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, de-carbonising and delivering increased efficiency.

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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.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our leading edge Graduate programme for a Civil Engineer

About the project

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

Gatwick station currently experiences significant passenger congestion both at platform level and in the existing station concourse.  The project seeks to provide a world class passenger interchange from plane to train.  It will improve passenger experience by providing a new concourse which will reduce congestion, improve vertical circulation and provide an intuitive connection with airport terminals.

Our contract with Network Rail is to provide GRIP 3 to 8 services, from concept design through to detailed design, construction, testing and commissioning and handover. 

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

In addition to working on these core skills, you will join our Graduate Development Programme, which will guide and support you through the first 2 years of your challenging new career.

Costain's Graduate Development Programme

The programme will focus on helping you to grow your personal and leadership skills, alongside business skills and of course, the technical skills you will learn day to day on the job. 

The programme is delivered in a variety of formats throughout the 2 years and will allow you to establish a network of contacts that will help and support you through your first 2 years and beyond. We expect some of our graduates to rotate after a period of 8 - 12 months to another project/sector of the business to fully understand the depth and breadth of the services offered by the company.

Our line managers are fully supportive of the Graduate Development Programme and will be involved in helping you along the way.
In addition to the program, we offer mentoring and support in every area of work, as well as a structured training programme to enable graduates to work towards achieving Chartership. Graduates may have the opportunity to work on a number of exciting and progressive projects around the UK during the 2-year programme, in sectors including nuclear, highways, rail, water, airports and tunnels.

About you

  • You will have or expected to achieve a good result in a relevant discipline
  • Have passion for Costain's Carbon Net Zero targets
  • IT proficient
  • Able to work accurately and appreciate its importance to the team
  • A willingness to learn with appropriate instruction
  • Excel at building and maintaining positive relationships
  • The ability to thrive in pressured situations
  • The ability to empathise and communicate with all people, regardless of their background or circumstances
  • Excellent organisation, communication, and time management skills
  • Mobility to work on various projects over the 2-year programme throughout the UK

*Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will require you to produce your passport and/or right to work documentation

As some of our project sites are based in remote locations, it is worth noting that you will be required to have the ability to travel to the site.

Benefits

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • 25 days' annual leave plus an extra day if moving to a new house
  • Option to purchase up to five additional days of annual leave
  • Additional annual leave given to recognise long service

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Gatwick
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Transport Planning

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