Within Balfour Beatty we have opportunities for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates to complete an 8-12 week placement in summer 2017. Our Mechanical Engineering undergraduate roles tend to be site based; however, occasionally we have office based placements available depending on the project requirements, and will be based in Bromborough.
Our aim is to provide you with an insight into our business, whilst gaining valuable experience of mechanical engineering to support your studies. You will be given the guidance and support you need to ensure you make the most of your time with us as we want you to make a valid contribution to our business throughout your placement. So in order that you develop quickly, you will be given a real taster of the role including site and office based experience responsibility as early as possible.
Balfour Beatty - What we do
For over a century we have shaped the world we live in, pioneering new technologies and transforming the built environment. We invest locally and build sustainably to connect communities and create the infrastructure that underpins our daily lives.
What you'll be doing
Reporting to a Senior Engineer your main responsibilities may include:
Support the senior project team in the overall implementation of the engineering strategy and framework for the designated project
Manage materials, plant and labour within the allocated budget and resources, ensuring their safe, effective and efficient delivery of service on the project
Ensure all systems, design information, procedures and quality systems are effectively communicated
Support the project delivery teams, verifying the work of others, providing technical support
Support assurance on projects through conducting audits and regular meetings with project teams, identifying best practice, areas for improvement and areas of concern
Develop and maintain relationships with relevant customers including technical consultants and suppliers, managing their input in the design, development, pricing and delivery of technical solutions on site
Maintain personal expertise and knowledge to ensure that the company is at the forefront of the industry both technically and in using the latest technologies and standards
Ensure that the engineering is efficiently managed so that it is fit for purpose from conception right through installation and maintenance; recognising site conditions and constraints and taking into account CDM, other statutory regulations and customer requirements
Ensure the efficient operation of procurement, material control policies and procedures; providing assistance in producing accurate and current procurement schedules and cost information/reports (where required)
By using the principles of quality assurance, and where appropriate technical Integrity, ensure the customer requirements are clearly understood and that Quality Control mechanisms are in place that provide assurance that the asset and/or service delivers as designed/required
Contribute to the accurate and efficient provision of progress and productivity reports weekly and monthly to senior management, in accordance with company procedures
Provide concise and accurate feedback on project performance against estimate to the estimating function
Live the Balfour Beatty Values
Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
Support the delivery of UKCS Sustainability activities
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Your time with us will help you gain valuable experience should you aspire to specialise in mechanical engineering.
Who we're looking for
To be considered for one of our undergraduate roles, you’ll:
Be studying for a Mechanical Engineering (BEng or MEng) degree ideally expecting to gain at least a 2:2
Ideally, a full UK driving licence
You will have an enthusiastic, engaged attitude and an eagerness to learn
A flexible approach to work (you may be required to relocate, as part of your training)
A team-focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels
A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative
Why work for us
Salary & benefits
We offer a competitive salary, dependant on your year of study and any previous experience. You may also be invited to return for further work placements and ultimately a place on the Balfour Beatty Group Graduate Scheme, subject to further assessments.
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
Minimum Degree: 2:2
Placement Duration: Summer
Type of Degree: Bachelors
Region: North West
Work Placement / Internship
Ultimately a place on the Balfour Beatty Group Graduate Scheme