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2023 Student Internship (UK) - Construction Field Engineering - Civil/Mechanical/Electrical

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Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our people use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our business and customers.

Bechtel's construction teams are proud of their role as builders, completing projects around the world - often under difficult conditions in challenging locations. Supervisors, superintendents, and field engineers are the on-site pros who bring a project to life.

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There is a world of career opportunities for Construction professionals at Bechtel, including field engineering, project estimating, scheduling & cost control, and craft supervision.

Field Engineering Interns work in multi-disciplinary teams and provide design support for a variety of industry projects. The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on project needs.

Bechtel is synonymous with construction. We have been a construction-driven company from the beginning. The industry is constantly changing, and the challenge must be met with innovative, self-starting field engineers who possess strong technical backgrounds and the ability to develop working relationships throughout the many facets of the organisation.

Project Description:

Bechtel are recruiting an undergraduate for a 10-week internship commencing early June 2023 to help deliver a critical defence infrastructure project in the Plymouth area of the UK. You will be part of a team entrusted with the success of what is a high-profile and nationally-important undertaking, working in a highly-collaborative partnership with our client and supply chain colleagues.

Our responsibilities span engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases, delivered with a focus on safety, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and modern engineering and construction methodologies. Experience of the defence and nuclear sectors can be helpful, but we are equally interested in the ability of candidates to apply broader experiences in a new environment.

Candidates must be based in the UK and have the ability to obtain security clearance due to the nature of the role. 

Field engineers at Bechtel provide technical direction to superintendents, craft workers or subcontractors to complete our projects safely, efficiently, and cost effectively, while meeting required technical and quality standards. As a field engineer at Bechtel, you'll have the opportunity to work in flexible roles in the office, on site or a mixture of both. 

General Job Duties:

Construction interns are typically responsible for:

  • Supporting the team to achieve project goals and milestones
  • Helping coordinate contractors work through planning and execution
  • Providing technical input on site, as appropriate
  • Monitoring construction activities to ensure quality, project schedule adherence and compliance with drawings, and specifications and codes, through regular inspections
  • Conducting site visits for the purpose of producing daily reports of the work and/or subcontractor activities
  • Preparing punch lists to track incomplete work
  • Maintaining the highest level of safety awareness and ensure all tasks are completed to the highest safety standards

You will have a dedicated supervisor who will be responsible for providing you with a full and busy workload and ensuring we provide you with the best experience possible during your time with us.

  • Setting personal goals to help you get the most out of your internship
  • Working with a dedicated supervisor to ensure your workload challenges you
  • Exposure to senior management through lunch and learn sessions and Q&As

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering degree programme in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering at an accredited college or university
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the UK without sponsorship now or in the future
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project job-sites

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Engineering degree programme in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering at an accredited college or university
  • Prior co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills

What Bechtel can offer 

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package 
  • A balanced combination of working, learning, networking and social events  
  • Flexible work-life balance environment. 


Job ID Number: 263221
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 10 weeks
  • Plymouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

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