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Placement Civil Engineer - Summer 2023 (Birmingham)

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 (Placement) - Summer 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 2023 summer placement programme and help us shape the future.

As an Intern Civil Engineer with Skanska, you will join us or 8-12 weeks during the University summer break and play an important role in helping us deliver complex rail, highway, utilities, building or geotechnical projects.

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

Application deadline: 31st December 2022

Video Interviews: February/March 2023

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

This placement will be based at the M42 Junction 6 highways improvement scheme - Birmingham

We will ask you to specify your preference during the recruitment process.

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.

More information about the role

Please note this is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Skanska. For a full role profile, please contact us:

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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