We have an opportunity for a Graduate Structural Engineer to join our highly regarded, award winning Civil and Structural Engineering team in London.

Our Graduate Engineers are integral to our team, working closely with our engineers and technicians to design structures and civil engineering infrastructure across a broad range of projects, growing their experience and competency, and receiving Hydrock’s full support in working towards a professional qualification with either the Institution of Civil Engineers or the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Choosing from either hybrid working (a blend of home and office-based work) or full-time office working, our staff make the best use of their time to meet the team’s needs, be that teamwork, collaboration and team engagement in the office or focusing on tasks at home.

Core Skills


As a Graduate Engineer you will work under supervision to gain experience in a broad range of project tasks and activities including:

  • Analysis and design calculations;
  • Building Information Models, drawings, details, sketches and schedules;
  • Engineering specifications;
  • Inspections and reporting;
  • Reviewing designs by others;
  • Coordinating your work with others;
  • Communicating your work with Hydrock colleagues and project design teams.
  • Inspecting construction work on site and responding to Contractor queries;
  • CDM duties.
  • You will also gain a knowledge of civil and structural engineering innovation at Hydrock.


Through your work, you will gain supervised experience in various managerial aspects of our work, including:

  • Resource planning;
  • Change control;
  • Design reviews and checks;
  • Divisional task groups.

You will also learn about the financial performance of the team and wider business.

Business Development

During your time as a Graduate Engineer, you will gain a knowledge of the business development side of our work, discovering how we win work and stay in contact with the industry via business networks.

Civil & Structural Engineering with Hydrock

Our national civil and structural engineering business is led from Bristol, where our largest team is located, with established teams in Plymouth, Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester, London and Manchester.

You can expect exceptional colleagues to work with and learn from and an interesting variety of challenging and sometimes prestigious projects. Recent projects include:

  • Barne Barton Re-Development
  • Cornwall Housing Development Programme
  • The Deaf Academy, Exmouth
  • Oceansgate in Plymouth and Somerset Digital Innovation Centre
  • UK Hydrographic Office 
  • The Wave, Bristol

What you can expect in general

Collaborating with, mentoring and learning from inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2021 wrap up video here). A genuine opportunity to develop and to be recognised and rewarded.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), healthy living bonus, well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits. There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

We have several events at team, office, regional and divisional levels, and our annual ‘Challenge Day’ when the whole company comes together for a paid day of fun! You can check out our most recent Challenge Day here!

A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

An environment in which everyone can thrive

Hydrock is a force for good and our people are everything.

At Hydrock we embrace diversity and place wellbeing and inclusion for all at the heart of our culture. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving these aims, so we encourage everyone talk to us about any ideas which enable you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work.

Please let us know your current and/or desired flexible working arrangements in your covering letter, so we can discuss how this could work for you in this role.

Hydrock is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We consider all applications on an individual’s alignment with the required qualifications, knowledge and experience outlined in this job advert, without regard to any of the protected characteristics.

So that we can provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience, please make us aware if you have any physical or neurodiverse condition for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us