We have an exciting opportunity to join our leading-edge Graduate programme for a Mechanical Engineer - The role will start from September 2024.

About the project

Costain is working closely with Severn Trent Water on their Capital Delivery Framework, as part of its £2 billion capital programme for AMP7. As part of the Design and Build Framework lot, Costain brings together its design, construction, and consultancy expertise to undertake renewal and refurbishment projects and will assist Severn Trent in its target to make continuous improvements to its safety performance, whilst ensuring continuity of supply and consequently lowering costs of its customers.

This role will cover 3 different sites - Frankley, Strensham and Rugby

Purpose of the role: You will be responsible for a key element of work on a project taking a significant role in mechanical engineering and technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality and will acquire technical, leadership and project management skills and experience.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management of site operations, to ensure safety, quality, cost effectiveness, timely production and customer satisfaction including planning and sequencing of operations
  • Writing method statements and risk assessments
  • Supporting procurement of sub-contractor, labour, plant, and material resources
  • Providing team briefings covering operational requirements and performance updates
  • Implementing quality control and QA processes to meet regulatory requirements
  • Commercial and contract management
  • Supporting design development and design management
  • Providing scope and growth development proposals and work winning

Graduate Development Programme

The programme will focus on helping you to grow your personal and leadership skills, alongside business and of course, the technical skills you will learn day-to-day on the job. The programme is delivered in a variety of formats throughout the 2 years and will allow you to establish a network of contacts that will help and support you through your first 2 years and beyond.

We expect some of our graduates to rotate after a period of 8-12 months, to another project/sector of the business to fully understand the depth and breadth of the services offered by the company.

Our line managers are fully supportive of the Graduate Development Programme and will be involved in helping you along the way. In addition to the programme, we offer mentoring and support in every area of work, as well as a structured training programme to enable graduates to work towards achieving Chartership.

Graduates may have the opportunity to work on a number of exciting and progressive projects around the UK during the 2-year period, in sectors including nuclear, highways, rail, water, airports and tunnels. 

Extra information

Please note that for some of our roles, and in order to rotate around the business as part of the graduate scheme, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and be able to successfully complete the vetting process.

About you

  • You will have or expected to achieve a good result in a relevant discipline
  • Full UK Drivers Licence
  • Have passion for Costain's Carbon Net Zero targets
  • IT proficient
  • Able to work accurately and appreciate its importance to the team- A willingness to learn with appropriate instruction
  • Excel at building and maintaining positive relationships
  • The ability to thrive in pressured situations
  • The ability to empathise and communicate with all people, regardless of their background or circumstances
  • Excellent organisation, communication, and time management skills
  • Mobility to work on various projects over the 2-year programme throughout the UK

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will require you to produce your passport and/or right to work documentation.

As some of our project sites are based in remote locations, it is worth noting that you will be required to have the ability to travel to site.