Mechanical Engineer - Undergraduate Summer Placement 2017

About the role

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.

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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.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: May 31, 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:2
  • Placement Duration: Summer
  • Type of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Bromborough
  • Region: North West
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Other benefits...

  • Competitive salary
  • Ultimately a place on the Balfour Beatty Group Graduate Scheme
  • Return for further work placements

Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Science

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