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Do you have a passion for making an impact in the green transition? Are you aspiring to become a civil engineer? If so, join us in shaping a sustainable and liveable world where we make a positive difference to communities for generations to come.

To help design our future projects, we are looking for an Undergraduate Engineer to join our Derby team on a One Year Placement (from September 2024), giving you the opportunity to co-create on some of the most prestigious infrastructure programmes in the UK.

Your key responsibilities will be

  • Undertake basic calculations of design work on infrastructure projects
  • Production of engineering design and details in accordance with project requirements
  • Preparation of calculations, written reports and checking of drawings
  • Checking of design calculations and drawings done by other engineers
  • Visits to site as required

About you

The first step to success in this role is that you are eager to collaborate with the people around you, whether they are colleagues, partners, or customers. Developing ties with others is something you do by acting respectfully and delivering on your promises. And you never get set in your ways but keep exploring new insights and ways to improve.

On top of that, you’ll have:

  • A minimum of 2 years of study on a bachelor's or master’s degree in civil engineering
  • Basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • Be able to work in a team environment effectively
  • Have good written & verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate succinctly and effectively
  • Possess good interpersonal, planning, documentation, organisation, and problem-solving skills
  • Be a clear and inquisitive thinker
  • Evidence of research and information gathering skills

A place to work and so much more

At COWI, we work together with our customers to shape a sustainable and liveable world. We do it by applying our knowledge and curiosity – and sometimes even our courage – to create the solutions the world needs today to enable a better tomorrow. That is why we say no to fossil-based projects and aspire to have 100% of our revenue come from activities that move our customers towards sustainability.

We value differences and development and cultivate an environment of belonging and having fun. Because that is what brings out the best in you, at work and at home.

With offices primarily located in the Nordic region, the UK, North America and India, we are currently more than 8,000 people who bring their expertise in engineering, architecture, energy and environment into play.

What we also offer

To us, a fair reward is more than a competitive salary. We want to take care of our people professionally and personally as well.

Some of our benefits include:

  • 28 days' holiday plus all UK bank and public holidays
  • Formalised development plans and yearly promotion opportunities
  • Private health care, for you and your immediate dependents
  • Annual subscription fees paid for your membership of two Professional Institutions
  • Group personal pension scheme – salary exchange
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Corporate gym membership