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Trainee Engineer _Midlands

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Engineer
  • Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SHLH_TSE_1504163711
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

If you are looking for a solid foundation to a good career in Highways, specialising in the technical aspect then we want to hear from you.

The Graduate Engineer will be responsible for the day to day surveying and setting out of duties on site. Supporting the Technical & Engineering team during all phases of the development process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Setting out of civil engineering and building works on various sites within the company's operating area
  • Understand and interpret the drawings and specifications.
  • Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise at any time
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues,
  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems
  • Maintain standards of safety &comply with the company's health, safety & environment management system requirements
  • Take reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others in the workplace
  • Ensure quality control requirements are met and recorded in accordance with specification.
  • Assist with compilation of as built drawings
  • Interacts with stakeholders around specific work efforts and deliverables
  • Able to work within a given budget


Application for new main services connections and diversions.
  • Appointing and managing the consultant design team.
  • Coordination of the supplier designs.
  • Collation and issue of design information for statutory approval, tendering, construction and sales.
  • Securing technical approvals for NHBC, building regulations, section agreements and discharge of planning conditions.
  • Providing technical support to all other departments.
  • Administrative duties including drawing issues, printing, filing, taking and issuing meeting minutes.




The successful candidate is likely to meet most of the following
  • Newly graduated or due to graduate in Civil Engineering


Grade C in English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) or have / are currently studying for a ONC/HNC in Construction & Built Environment (or similar)
  • Relevant work placement experience
  • Civil Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Held student membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-driven
  • Positive outlook
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office
  • A commitment to developing a career within the construction industry
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to show initiative and to work independently
  • Ability to learn about all aspects of the business quickly