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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer - Development Programme 2023

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Mar 29, 2023

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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer - Development Programme 2023

Our graduate programme will help you build on your degree and establish a career where you'll have the freedom to learn, achieve your ambitions and leave your mark on the communities in which we work.

The role

As a Graduate Engineer with our Cementation team, you will have the opportunity to experience all stages of a piling and foundations project on a rotational programme, from tendering and estimating, through to delivery as a Site Engineer. Innovation is a key factor in our success and we use the very latest digital engineering technology to deliver our solutions.

Operating in almost every sector, we deliver projects of all sizes across the UK centred around geotechnical solutions, which may encompass a selection of specialist geotechnical techniques, such as Bearing piles and Walls.

What you'll do:

  • Work as part of a team on-site, in the delivery of often challenging and complex geotechnical projects
  • Liaise with clients and a variety of professionals including principal contractors, consulting engineers and other sub-contractors
  • Work with our in-house technical team, in developing knowledge in most aspects of pile and retaining wall design, along with Ground Engineering techniques
  • Help us resolve design and development problems
  • Prepare estimates and bids
  • Be part of the team delivering design piled foundation schemes
  • Commit to the requirements of Skanska's environment and health and safety policies

Who you are:

  • Studying towards or having completed a Civil Engineering or Geotechnical degree
  • You will need to be flexible with locations as our projects are based nationwide
  • Values driven, passionate about sustainability and building for a better society
  • Enthusiastic to shape the future of construction with Skanska

What we offer:

  • Clear learning and development opportunities to build your knowledge, skills, and behaviours to prepare you for your career at Skanska
  • Professional networks and mentoring to ensure success
  • The opportunity to work towards membership of your chosen professional body
  • Project management and leadership development mentoring
  • Opportunities to volunteer at least one day per year
  • Competitive benefits package

The graduate programme provides a pathway to develop a complete skill set, developing both technical and interpersonal skills. The programme includes interesting courses and on-the-job learning.

As part of the graduate programme, teams will embark on digitalisation and social value projects. These projects provide exposure to graduates and senior colleagues in the company and build a strong professional network whilst improving the business.

Start date: September 2023

Application deadline: 31st March 2023


You will be required to undertake placements in different locations (site and office based across the UK). These will range in duration from 1 month up to 9 months and you will receive additional allowances, on top of your basic salary, to assist with the cost of staying away from home or relocating.

Some of the office based placement can be carried out from home if that is something you would like to do. The rotational nature of this programme will give you exposure to an exciting portfolio of piling projects as you experience all stages from tendering to delivery. This will make you a well-rounded engineer and help you in achieving your chartership.

Our previous Graduate Engineers have enjoyed meeting lots of new people, exploring new cities, and seeing the range challenges presented across the UK. At the end of the programme, you will be able to choose your preferred discipline ie. estimating, design or site operations.

About Cementation Skanska

Our Cementation operating unit is an internationally recognised specialist and one of the UK's leading piling and foundation contractors. We work on multiple projects from buildings to complex infrastructure such as Crossrail, Battersea Power Station redevelopment, The Gherkin and Heron Tower. We have over 100 years' of experience and our level of skill extends to all aspects of geotechnical engineering, from micro piling to diaphragm walling.'

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

To build on the foundations of your civil or geotechnical engineering degree, apply below and help us build for a better society.

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

Watch the video below to find out more about our geotechnical graduate programme.

About me... Alicia Stammers

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