Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment. We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.
It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success. We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.
We offer a competitive salary attached to this role and a variety of company benefits also. Please see the benefits section below.
Year Out Civil Engineer
Join us in building a better future… together and be part of a reputable leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit out company. These are exciting times at Tilbury Douglas, so are you ready to develop your career and be part of a valued team?
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* Currently studying towards a degree in Civil Engineering or derivative of (or similar)
* Holds a UK driving licence and will have access to a vehicle for the duration of the placement.
Location: This role will cover water projects in the south of England. Initial office base will be Reading but sites are spread across the south of England so so flexibility on location is essential.
What you can bring
* Strong numeracy skills and the ability to learn sophisticated design/construction IT packages
* Ability to read and understand construction drawings (with training)
* Ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information simply to a diverse range of people
* Ability to work in a multi-functional and dynamic team environment assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
* Self-motivated with the enthusiasm to learn and develop
* Ability to take responsibility and be accountable
* Attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines
Practical and logical qualities with a methodical way of thinking
Creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
Strong communication skills
What we can offer you
12 months placement on live construction projects
Opportunity to be sponsored by Tilbury Douglas for your final year at university and join us as a graduate on completion of your degree
Support from our professionally qualified team to coach and mentor you, providing you with quality site experience which will set you apart from your peers
26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
Company pension scheme matched up to 8%
2 days volunteering opportunities
Employee Assistance Programme including financial guidance and advice
Perks at Work Employee discount scheme offering discounts on a range of categories such as electronics, home appliances, food & groceries, car buying, travel, fitness and more
Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
Bike to work scheme
Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attraction
This role is based on a construction site as part of the site management team and will support the Site Engineer with regards to security, health and safety, along with organising and supervising materials and people. You will support the Site Engineers in marking out the site, making sure designs are applied correctly and you will liaise with customers and smaller companies who are working with us.
What you'll be doing:
Supporting the Site Engineers in planning and organising daily work involving:
following administration procedures
monitoring quality of work delivered by sub-contractors
Provide support with the preparation of designs, reports, specifications and other items that must be completed and delivered as required to complete successful Construction projects
You will develop the skills to use levelling equipment and measuring devices enabling use of computer-based systems - e.g. Computer Aided Design tools and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Support the site team in ensuring exemplary standards of health and safety, along with ensuring the site is compliant with the company's standards for the environment and sustainability