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Civil Engineer Industrial Placement

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Our company

Farrans Construction is a leading figure within the UK construction market, operating across both civil engineering and building divisions.

Farrans bring a wealth of construction expertise to a wide range of sectors, currently including education, local infrastructure, water, marine, private development and onshore energy.

Our four UK offices in Belfast, Woking, Cambridge and Edinburgh support both our present site functioning and our future place within the industry.

We are currently recruiting for our Industrial Placement Programme in 2020.

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Our people

Farrans genuinely believe that our success is reliant on our people. We therefore seek to acquire the very best talent. We then nurture that talent.

Farrans is committed to training and developing our people. We have both the resources and cultural approach needed in order to empower our people in their own professional pathways.

Our role

Working with the site leadership teams the successful placements will be required to:

  • Assist Site Manager with the initial site set-up.
  • Support Site Manager check drawings and plans, quantities for accuracy and act as technical adviser for subcontractors.
  • Compile data and capture records to monitor the use of site resources.
  • Liaise with Senior Civil Engineers, clients’ engineers, contractors, subcontracts and statutory bodies to ensure the delivery of programme is within deadline and agreed budget.
  • Provide assistance to the Senior Civil Engineers, liaise with clients and carry out site investigations.
  • Check designs, drawings and data to ensure quality control and compliance procedures are adhered to.

Our locations

Farrans Construction have placement roles available across the UK and Ireland. Successful candidates will be expected to travel as part of their role to construction sites, Company fixed location throughout the UK.

Our requirements 

  • Commitment to Safe Systems of Work.
  • Self-Motivated and able to take responsibility.
  • Strong Communication Skills (Written & Oral).
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Problem solving and decision making ability.
  • Aptitude for managing time and resources.
  • Strong focus on achieving results.
  • Proficient in using in IT and standard packages.

Our placements 

  • Must demonstrate a passion for a career in the Construction Industry.
    Must be working towards a degree in Civil Engineering or a related programme.

Our package

  • One year fully paid Placement
  • Highly Competitive Placement Salary
  • 29 Days Holiday Per Annum (Includes Bank Holidays)
  • Opportunity to work on exciting projects and be part of the Farrans family.
  • Exceptional placements will have the opportunity to join the Farrans bursary programme.


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Opportunity Overview

  • November 22nd, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Belfast, Woking (Surrey), Cambridge and Edinburgh
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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