Work Placement / Internship

Mechanical Engineer (Year in Industry)

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The Costain Sponsored Student Programme starts with an industrial placement of an option between a 6-12-month placement. Successful candidates may then be offered sponsorship support throughout their degree which could lead to a Graduate position with Costain.

Technology Enabling Services

Engineering tomorrow

What will I be doing?

As a Student Mechanical Engineer you will have some responsibility for a key element of work on a project, working with our engineers on technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality and will acquire some technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. This will include undertaking some of the following tasks:

  • Daily supervision of sub-contractors to ensure safe working practices and timely delivery in accordance with project requirements e.g. Costain SHE procedures, programme requirements, specifications and sub contractor terms and conditions.
  • Development of detailed designs and management of mechanical design interfaces in line with project needs.
  • Ensuring that the mechanical installation is in line with the design criteria.
  • Maintaining Quality Assurance Records and ensuring compliance with client’s specification.
  • Maintaining contractual records for example daily diaries.
  • Implementing risk assessments, method statements and programmes into site activity.
  • Planning and sequencing of operations including the writing of risk assessments and method statements.
  • Liaising with suppliers.
  • Check all sub-contractor drawings and details to ensure compliance.
  • Develop and implement the sub contract ITP (Inspection and Test Plan).
  • Record the faults and rectified resolutions.
  • Expedite the “As Constructed Drawings” - this will involve Supplier and Design Team liaison.

About you

  • Studying an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree or similar accredited by the IMechE.
  • A desire to gain valuable work experience relevant to the Mechanical Sector.
  • Mobility to work on various projects throughout the UK.
  • Must have held a valid UK passport for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must have a full UK driving license.
  • Access to a vehicle would be ideal.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 2019-2878
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Opportunity Overview

  • April 5th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Berkshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical

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