Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Design Engineer

Eurocentral, Scotland. This role requires 6 to 9 months training & working in France (at the headquarters of Axione) with the Design team.

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PLEASE NOTE: This role requires 6 to 9 months training & working in France (at the headquarters of Axione) with the Design team.

About the job

The Design Engineer will be assisting with infrastructure plans while controlling technical constraints and construction costs.

The Bouygues group

Created in 1952 by Francis Bouygues, Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities:

This role will contribute to the good communication between the Design team in France, the project staff and contractors for design matters.


  • Assist in the review of and if required undertake a review of the Design, procurement and construction information to ensure it complies with Project documentation 
  • Assist in the review of and if required undertake a review of design output and verifies its compliance with Client’s output specifications Axione’s Contract Proposals submission
  • Train subcontractors to the initial, intrusive survey (chambers and overhead)
  • Coordinate the work and assignments of the Fibre Planners from the Project Management Offices in accordance with the guidelines of the Axione France Design Office
  • Ensure design risk assessment are undertaken and residual risk is identified on drawing , O & M operation are considered and risk assessed in the design
  • Report these information to the Design team in France
  • Contribute to the definition of designer’s objectives: time, details, ratios, coordination's, etc. 
  • Support the procurement and commercial teams 
  • Attends contract review meetings 
  • Ensure the Company Health and Safety safe working practices are observed at all times 
  • Comply with Company Policies and Procedures 
  • To follow the Company's Equalities Policies in relation to other staff, customers and members of the Group, at a level appropriate to the post 
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties assigned by their line manager from time to time, outside the normal sphere of work as may be reasonably requested

The job holder will be required to undertake such flexible and additional working hours as may be necessary, within reason, to facilitate the efficient fulfilment of the duties required by position.


  • A 2:1 BSc. or BEng. (or above) degree in relevant engineering discipline (Civils/Mechanical/Electrical/Building Services)
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and produce accurate work
  • Proactive and confident communicator & shares knowledge
  • Ability to travel for work (Scotland and England)


  • Geographic information system (GIS) knowledge
  • Some knowledge of the design process, at commercial and construction design stages
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and produce accurate work
  • Proactive and confident communicator & shares knowledge
  • Travelling for work (Scotland and England)
  • Conversational French

Why choose us?

Axione UK is part of the Axione Group of companies with Bouygues Construction as its major shareholder.

Axione is a global player in the telecommunications infrastructure sector and is passionate about bringing the benefits of digital transformation to underserved areas.

Axione has based its mission on its ability to design, build and operate infrastructure, with the aim of accelerating and facilitating access to digital technology.

Axione is a leading fibre player in France and is currently investing in the deployment of its own full fibre network across parts of the UK. This investment is supported by our shareholders (Bouygues group and Vauban Infrastructure Partners) working with financial partners.

At Axione UK, we are dedicated to supporting, inspiring and challenging our teams to be the best they can be. We believe in knowledge sharing, adopting best practices and embracing new ideas to ensure we consistently deliver the highest quality projects.

Axione UK will focus on managing:

  • the build of Axione’s FTTP/FTTH network in the UK
  • the sourcing and management of its local supply chain
  • elements of the support and operation of the network, and
  • the exploitation of its network in the UK

Be Yourself!

Here at the Bouygues Group we value the creativity and innovation that our diverse workforce brings, encouraging people from all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented communities to apply.

By joining us, you will be inspired to bring your full self to the workplace, speak up and share your unique ideas. You will also have an opportunity to join our employee led diversity & inclusion communities such as WeLink (women network), Encompass (LGBTQ+), Kaleidoscope (BAME), Disability and Wellness peer support network, Parents and Carers network.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We value your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal details. If you choose to apply for this role, please do not include any sensitive data on your CV which reveals (directly or indirectly); your race or ethnic origins, your political, philosophical or religious opinions, or your membership of a trade union, your social security number, or information which relates to your health or sexual orientation or to any criminal convictions.

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 8th, 2021
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Eurocentral, Scotland
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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