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We are looking for a graduate Design Engineer to join our 2024 development programme and help us shape the future of Skanska.

Skanska Technology provides a diverse mix of professional services including civil engineering, structural engineering, infrastructure design, green consultancy, project management services, air quality consultancy, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) consultancy and noise and vibration advisory services.

The industry is modernising and so are we. We invite applications from passionate free thinkers who aren’t constrained by how things are currently done and can bring a fresh perspective to our business.

In return, Skanska can provide a great foundation on which to build your career with us: we will help you develop your technical skills by working alongside, and being mentored by, our technical experts working on some of the most challenging projects in the UK.

The diversity of our projects will also equip you with wide-ranging skills you need in this exciting industry. A snapshot of our current projects include:

  • civil engineering design on HS2
  • structural engineering advice on major infrastructure projects such as the Lower Thames Crossing
  • providing green consultancy and carbon reduction advice for major projects in the rail and water sectors
  • designing water treatment facilities for Anglian Water
  • designing steel plants or major electrical substations for some of our external clients.

Our two-year graduate programme will allow you to work with staff from other parts of Skanska to solve a range of business critical challenges, allowing you to develop your business skills in parallel with your technical skills and build a professional network to carry into your future career with Skanska.

You will also join our ICE approved training scheme and will be supported and mentored in your professional development by our in house Supervising Civil Engineers.

In combination, we will equip you with the technical skills, business skills, guidance, and mentor support to achieve your full potential and to become a professionally qualified Civil Engineer.


Our modern head office located in Leavesden Park, Hertfordshire, close to the M25.

What you’ll do

  • Further develop your civil and structural engineering design skills in relation to elements in structural steelwork, reinforced concrete, masonry, and timber
  • Develop skills in the use of engineering and design software such as SCIA 3D, Autodesk Robot Professional, STAAD Pro, WALLAP, TEDDS, and other packages.
  • Obtain a good working knowledge of UK standards, specifications and best practice. We will build upon the skills you have developed in your undergraduate study and develop these in the use of the Eurocode suite of Standards. You will also develop knowledge of sector specific best practice / specifications such as CESWI, or the Design Manual for roads and Bridges.
  • Be responsible for assisting senior members of the team to deliver technical design information including reports, models and drawings and specifications for Civil and Structural Engineering projects.
  • Improve your digital engineering skills, and work with our team of BIM technicians to prepare accurate 3D models for our construction projects.
  • Ensure that your work in the team complies with current legislation, the Skanska Integrated Management System, the Skanska Code of Conduct and industry best practice.

Who you are

  • Studying towards or having completed a Civil Engineering degree, accredited by ICE
  • You will have an appreciation and knowledge of the engineering principles that lie behind civil and structural engineering design
  • Ability to communicate new concepts and ideas to both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Basic knowledge of software relevant to design in the civil and structural engineering field as noted previously.
  • Appreciation and basic competence in the use of the Eurocode suite of design standards would be an advantage
  • Values driven and passionate about sustainability
  • Keen desire to learn

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work on technically challenging projects, to maximise your development.
  • A place on our industry leading Graduate Passport to build your business skills and corporate network.
  • A supportive working environment with access to technical mentors, and a number of in-house SCE’s to support you with attainment of professional qualifications.
  • A competitive reward package including a company car or travel allowance, where appropriate.
  • An inclusive work environment where everyone is encouraged to be ‘their whole self’.

Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups and is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society.

Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative, and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our objective to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

At Skanska, we believe in our Purpose: we build for a better society. Through our Values of care for life, commit to customers, be better – together, and act ethically and transparently you will enable us to deliver our Purpose.

Start date: September 2024