Graduate Software Engineer 2021
Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company.
We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation, or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.
The Costain Graduate Development Scheme is an intensive 2-year programme designed to equip high flying graduates with the skills and experience required to take them forward in their career with the company. Organic rotation opportunities are available after 12 months to another sector and other areas of the business. Opportunities include work on several projects around the UK during the 2-year programme, in sectors including nuclear, highways, energy, defence, rail, water, airports and tunnels. We offer mentoring and support in every area of work, as well as a structured training programme to enable graduates to work towards achieving their Chartership.
Costain are looking for graduates who are passionate about the opportunities presented by the 4th Industrial revolution, are inspired by our purpose and would like to be at the forefront of the use of technology in infrastructure to deliver our strategy.
This position offers a unique opportunity to work with end-user teams to identify and scope out existing challenges or inefficiencies, then addressing these through the introduction or development of new technologies. The nature of the works depends on whether the role is project-based or central development-based, but in both cases will include identifying and understanding requirements, then developing the solutions, using both Microsoft stack and its configuration in addition to “full-stack” software development. The role will be supported by our technology capability centre in Worle (near Bristol) with the opportunity of a secondment there in the future.
Opportunities for Graduate Software Engineers are available both in central development and in project delivery teams, namely: London - Thames Tideway TunnelNorth East - Regional Delivery Partnership NorthChelmsford - Regional Delivery Partnership East/A12 Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.
- Degree in a software, technology or engineering subject.
- Hands on experience gained during industrial placements / degree projects
- Knowledge of object-oriented design principles.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office elements including Word, Excel, Outlook, (preferred but not essential: SharePoint).
- Exposure to SQL or NoSQL database.
- Basic understanding of cyber security.
- Curious to learn and expand skills.
Why work for us?
Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique. As a mark of our progress, we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer. Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.