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Placement Civil Engineer - Year in Industry 2023

Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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Description and requirements

Civil Engineer - Year in Industry placement - 2023

Get your career on track (or on motorways, building sites, bridges...) at Skanska

Skanska Group uses knowledge and foresight to shape the way people live, work and connect. More than 135 years in the making, we are one of the world's largest development and construction companies. We create innovative and sustainable solutions that support healthy living beyond our lifetime. Established in the UK in 2000, Skanska has more than 3,300 local experts delivering projects across sectors including real estate, defence, education, highways, rail and water.

We are looking for enthusiastic Civil Engineering University students to join our Year in Industry 2023 placement and support our A428 Project.

The A428 Project

We are upgrading the A428 between the Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet roundabouts in Cambridgeshire with a new 10-mile dual carriageway. This scheme for National Highways will deliver significant benefits to road users and the local community by improving journeys between Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge.

Skanska is responsible for the design and build of the scheme, which will involve upgrading the route running from the Black Cat roundabout near St Neots to Caxton Gibbet. The route is the only remaining stretch of single carriageway between the M1 near Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

There are also a number of junction improvements which include several new bridges spanning the carriageway and river, plus a new three-tier junction at Black Cat roundabout which will allow free flowing traffic onto the A1 and the new dual carriageway. The scheme includes safe crossing points for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and reconnections for disrupted rights of way.

What you'll learn to do:

  • Plan and produce methodologies for mobilising and setting up sections of work
  • Utilise surveying skills to set out details for construction
  • Work with subcontractors to ensure the timely preparation and implementation of Risk Assessments & Method Statements, Inspection Test Plans, Permits & Consents
  • Site coordination and logistical planning to enable works to be carried out safely
  • Identify the needs for temporary works and completing temporary work designs working with the temporary works team
  • Maintain a high standard of Quality Control and Quality Assurance records, including managing Non-Conformance Reports and Early Warning Notices
  • Produce accurate and detailed daily diaries for your work areas
  • Work collaboratively with enabling teams, for example in Traffic Management, Earthworks, Utilities and Community Relations
  • Complete environmental risk assessments for works and assist in managing works activities in an ecologically sensitive manner
  • Site Setting out duties - Line and level
  • Produce accurate and detailed daily diaries for your work areas

Who you are:

  • Studying towards a civil engineering degree accredited by the ICE
  • Values driven
  • Enthusiastic to learn in a site-based environment
  • Have excellent communications skills and attention to detail

Application deadline: 31st December 2022

Video Interviews: February/March 2023

Programme start date: June - September 2023 - we can be flexible around your holiday dates

Programme duration: The Year in Industry programme is a sandwich year placement. Please state your preference in your application. We can be flexible and can work around your pre-booked holiday plans.

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.

Equal opportunities

We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender identity or expression, age, religion, sexual orientation and any other protected characteristic - we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and high-performing teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

Flexible working

We welcome you to ask about flexibility at interview stage and we will explore what is possible for the role.

Reasonable adjustments

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us using if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the business.
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