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Peter Slater

Technology Implementation Lead

"I have gone from Site planner to Site Engineer, to Drone Manager to Technology Implementation Lead in 3 years."

Why Costain?

The most important and interesting national projects. Giving and contributing to society. Skills development across technical, people and managerial.

Initial thoughts?

Lots of opportunity to develop so far. Promotions based on merit. Great long term culture at the business. Hungry to address the biggest problems moving forward. Very supportive people and culture. Excellent graduate scheme. Access to the nationals most important and enormous infrastructure structures and systems.

The joining process?

Well organised assessment day and interview.

The job challenges?

Challenging skill sets required in constantly changing technology world. Big contracts and bigger customers require the best solutions. Travelling is a part of the job for some roles but is good because you get out and see interesting parts of the UK from South to North and East to West.

Career progression?

Very good, have gone from Site planner to Site Engineer, to Drone Manager to Technology Implementation Lead in 3 years.

Highlights?

Winning Construction News Company Innovation of the Year award. Presented across the country to thousands of people as part of the company Road Shows and also as a technical lead on UAVs. Travelled abroad to learn from other countries. Moved houses and met many interesting people. Company Car!

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