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Student Civil Engineer (Year in Industry)

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Closes: 14 Dec 2020
UK Competitive
Temporary COS_5044

About Costain and your project.

Start date: September 2021 - August 2022 (Year in Industry Placement)

The Sponsored Student Programme involves a Year in Industry work placement to give you the experience and exposure to what it's like to work at Costain.

When you're on a placement with Costain, you will work to mutually agreed objectives enabling you to focus on key interests or areas of development. You'll also be given the opportunity to link in with senior management to work on live business challenges, and have the opportunity to work across a range of exciting projects across the UK.

You will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded people across the business, access to professional and technical experts, exposure to Costain's business and strategies and the chance to enhance your academic studies.

Successful candidates may then be offered sponsorship support throughout their degree which could lead you towards the opportunity to join Costain's award winning Graduate Programme.

What will I be doing?

As a Student Civil Engineer you will be part of a team delivering a project either on site or during the design stage. You will take a significant role in managing aspects of the work including safety, quality, time and cost. You will acquire technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. This will include undertaking some of the following tasks:
  • Reviewing drawings and planning the work
  • Communicating the plans
  • Overseeing work progress on site or through design
  • Setting out
  • Quality inspections
  • Measurement and progress recording
  • Innovating and proposing alternative solutions
  • Budgets
  • Valuations
  • Supplier Liaison
About you
  • Studying an Engineering degree accredited by one of the major engineering institutions, with the intention to become a Chartered Engineer
  • A desire to bring together a range of insights and disciplines to solve challenging infrastructure problems, and to optimise infrastructure capacity and performance
  • A desire to earn whilst gaining valuable work experience in relevant sectors
We have opportunities in the following locations:
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Peterborough
  • Lincolnshire
Please disclose where you'd ideally like be based and we will accomodate as much as possible.

You'll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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