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GRAHAM Academy - Civil Engineer - Industrial Placement (21200)

Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
About The Role
GRAHAM ACADEMY CIVIL ENGINEER - Industrial Placement Opportunities

Benefits: Car Allowance; Subsidised Private Medical Cover; Life Assurance Scheme; Living away from home allowance (where appropriate), Contributory Pension, 35 Days annual leave (Including Public Holidays)

Civil Engineering is one of the main divisions within GRAHAM Construction. Operating throughout the UK and Ireland, we pride ourselves in delivering value for money and innovative solutions for our clients and ultimately society.
As a forward-thinking Contractor, we deliver sustainable infrastructure across a wide range of sectors, namely Marine, Highways, Rail, Nuclear & Water. Our portfolio includes some of the most prestigious projects across the UK and Ireland, including:
The iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin and Peace Bridge in Derry
A6 Randalstown to Castledawson Dualling for Transport NI
IF019 Framework for NI Water
CPC Regeneration Project for Rolls Royce Nuclear facility in Derby
Low Level Nuclear Waste Facilities at Dounreay in Scotland & Drigg in Cumbira
Port of Tilbury, London
Portrush Railway Station, NI
Congleton Relief Road, Cheshire
South Bank Quay, Middlesbrough
Port of Leith, Edinburgh
CWRR Bridge, Glasgow
National Highways, Southeast England (M25 J28 & M2 J5)

About The Candidate
What does a Civil Engineer do at GRAHAM?

Civil Engineers are creative people who solve problems. They come up with ideas and then turn them into infrastructure solutions to improve the lives of people & communities around the world. We are specialists in finding innovative solutions to complex civil engineering challenges. Across bridges and highways, rivers and railways, our deep-rooted expertise transforms the rural and urban landscapes where we operate. Whether it is easing commuter congestion or powering renewable energy, we consistently strive to make a difference so that our work delivers lasting impact to millions of people throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are proud of our record - a record that is continuously recognised by the industry's leaders for its creativity, added value engineering and, most importantly, for its quality, safety & integrity. Governed by sector experts, our people make us unique and provide the practical intelligence to genuinely make our client's lives easier, their projects run smoother and implement legacies beyond the brief, especially benefitting the communities & environments in which we work.

A Civil Engineer Will:

Ensure Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality requirements are adhered to.
Undertake Surveying and setting out duties.
Plan the work and efficiently organise site operations in order to meet the agreed programme milestones.
Liaise with any consultants and sub-contractors engaged in the project as necessary.
Help resolve any unforeseen technical challenges and other problems that may arise.
Undertake the testing and calibration of instruments used.
Share improvements and innovation ideas
Continuously learn and develop through our GRAHAM Academy.

Technical Competencies


Studying an ICE accredited Civil Engineering Degree.
Demonstrate strong communication skills.
Strong IT skills.
Willing to work throughout the UK & Ireland
Right to work in the UK.
Full UK Driving Licence.


An appreciation of Health & Safety practices.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Previous work experience.
Able to demonstrate problem solving.

Behavioural Competencies

Commercial Awareness: strong business acumen combined with the creativity and vision to meet customer needs and GRAHAM business requirements.

Leadership skills: Communicates and gains team commitment to a vision, able to motivate staff and provide direction and vision.

Effective Communication skills: Able to adapt communication to audience and create detailed written documents and reports. Able to maintain and manage communication links with a variety of stakeholders. Presents a professional image and promotes the business.

Customer Focus: Takes time to question and understand the real, underlying needs of the customer, beyond those initially expressed. Always works closely with customers, developing an independent view of their needs and acting in their long-term interest

Influencing: Identifies and builds relationships with those who will be useful now and in the future in achieving strategic business objectives.

Initiative: is able to work alone to get results in an effective way. Understands and seeks to minimise waste in resources and processes. Adopts and encourages others to adopt new ways of working. Ability to work unsupervised.

Team Player: Always willing to be involved in other activities to achieve company objectives. Works collaboratively and uses influence to gain resolution of issues. Demonstrates honestly, loyalty and commitment.


Our Industrial Placements can last from 3-12 months, dependent on your college/university curriculum. On your placement you will be given the support, guidance and experience which will lay the foundations for a great future in Civil Engineering. This includes a structured learning programme and experience in a variety of Civil Engineering environments. Perform well, and your placement could lead to a company scholarship award and an offer of employment when you graduate.

Applications are now open for our 2024 intake and close on 5th January 2024.

Please submit a comprehensive and targeted CV, which clearly and logically details how you fulfil both the essential and where relevant, desirable criteria. (Failure to provide adequate information, may result in your application being rejected).
All applicants must also complete an online monitoring form.
We reserve the right to close this advertisement early, should we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 5th January 2024.
You will be invited to complete an Aptitude Test after the closing date.
Interviews will commence in February 2024.
Successful candidates will be notified in March 2024.
All successful applicants will have joined the business by September 2024, if not before.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team on 0289 268 9500.

Our Commitment to you:

We are proud to say that we are a committed Equal Opportunities Employer, and we aim to be the employer of choice for people; where everyone is recognised as an individual; and where the richness of a diverse workforce is embraced, to maximise business performance and to deliver positive lasting impact. The principles of Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) help create a positive team culture; a safer and healthier workplace; more innovation through diversity of ideas; and a more productive workforce - everyone thrives when we feel valued.

We are only able to consider applications from individuals who are eligible to live and work in the UK, as per Home Office regulations. Please check your eligibility with the regulations before applying, as we may be able to sponsor a work permit on your behalf. Individuals with a current time restricted right to work in the UK, should contact the Human Resources team in the first instance.

A basic disclosure may be requested if security clearance is required by 3rd party clients and a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. Our Access NI/Vetting and Barring Scheme Policy and Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders is available upon request.

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