Civil Engineer Summer Placements 2024

Become part of the Next Generation at Balfour Beatty. 

Get more out of your summer with Balfour Beatty. Take on one of our paid placements, and you'll have the chance to make a real impact on our business. You'll open doors to future opportunities here too, while really developing your knowledge and understanding of our industry. Joining us from between eight and twelve weeks over the summer, you'll take on real and important work.

As well as bags of priceless, hands-on experience, you'll receive a competitive salary and a number of useful benefits. You could also take a big step towards a place on our Graduate Scheme.

Our Civil Engineering undergraduate roles will tend to be site based; however, occasionally we have office-based placements available depending on project requirements. Our aim is to provide you with an insight into our business, whilst gaining valuable experience of civil engineering to support your studies.

What youll be doing

Our engineers find physical answers to some of the biggest challenges in our industry. Join them, and you'll find yourself shaping projects that redefine skylines and fuel societies. Your day to day responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with site investigations
  • Developing detailed designs
  • Assessing the potential risks of specific projects
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues and architects, subcontractors, contracting civil engineers, consultants, co-workers and clients
  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems
  • Managing budgets and other project resources
  • Managing change, as the client may change his or her mind about the design
  • Ensuring relevant parties are notified of changes in the project
  • Attending public meetings to discuss projects
  • Using computer modelling software to analyse data

These roles will be based in Edinburgh, Hull, Leeds, London & South East, Somerset and South Wales

What we expect from you

  • Be studying for a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and expected to gain a minimum of 2:2
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK at the time of joiningA
  • Ideally expect to hold a full UK drivers licence at the time of joining
  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change and working environments (you may be required to relocate as part of the programme)
  • A commitment to not only operate within a professional role, but to attend and apply yourself to all elements of the Programme
  • A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels.

Our Recruitment Journey

To ensure you feel prepared and informed at each stage of our recruitment journey, we wanted to share with you our three key stages;

Stage one: getting to know you

We are curious as to how you think and respond in certain situations, your natural preferences, the way you navigate environments and how you interact with others.

To help us explore this, we will be asking you to complete a short questionnaire which looks at behaviours, preferences, and experiences in relation to different aspects of your working/professional life.

Stage two: One way video Interview

This next stage is a one-way video interview where you will be asked three questions virtually either via sound or in written form. Instead of responding to a person, we would like you to use your computer, mobile or tablets camera to record and submit your answers.

There is no preparation required for this part of the process and for assurance, all video interviews are reviewed by our amazing Early Careers recruitment team who are all humans.

Stage three: In-person or online interview

This is the final stage of our recruitment journey and is where we get to meet you in person, either in one of our offices, or online via Teams.

For us the most exciting part as we love hearing all about you. We also want to ensure you are getting the most out of your recruitment journey, so it's important you are curious and ask us questions too!

Join us

Alongside the amazing opportunity, support and pride that you'll gain from developing your career with one of the worlds foremost infrastructure giants, you'll also enjoy:

  • An 8-12 week-long programme
  • A competitive salary
  • An opportunity to explore your career options
  • If you complete your placement successfully you could be fast tracked onto the graduate scheme

We are more than construction. Every day, our projects change the way the world looks and improve the way it works. And because we do more, you will too! So don't hesitate, our application window is only until midnight on31st March 2024. If you think you can make a difference here at Balfour Beatty, then apply today!

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone D&I Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. Our Smart Working policy enables employees to work flexibly where operationally possible and we would be happy to explore this with you.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

DEADLINE 31st March 2024