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Graduate Civil Engineer

Avant Homes
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Position Type
Engineer, Junior Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Competitive Salary & Discretionary Performance Bonus & Company Car Plan/Cash Allowance & Holidays (Buy, Sell and Accrual Scheme) & Company Pension & Private Healthcare & Life Assurance & Benefits
With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there's never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…
Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.
We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.
Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.
We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?
Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Civil Engineer to join our Technical team based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Role
Are you a recent Engineering Graduate, keen to develop your career? Are you interested in developing your knowledge of Engineering within the world of housebuilding, learning new skills and principles along with best practice? If the answer is yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!
Joining our team as our Graduate Civil Engineer, you will support the implementation and reporting of engineering matters to meet the region's business plan and future growth requirements.
Key duties and requirements
You will also be responsible for but not limited to;
* Providing support to the wider technical team including the Architectural and Planning divisions.
* Assisting with internal processes from bid stage through to site completion.
* Instructing technical reports and designs as required, to support site applications and consents.
* Reviewing all designs submitted by external consultants to ensure compliance with Group policy.
* Assisting with in-house civils designs and any architectural support required i.e. enhancing presentation through Photoshop or similar.
* Supporting in the management of all engineering requirements as per Group policies and processes.
* Assisting in the process of determining, agreeing and delivering site start and development programmes within agreed timescales.
* Assisting in the production of key status reports and providing updates on all KPIs relating to the engineering and technical function.
* Effectively communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
* Assisting with utility services/supplier enquiries, quotations, acceptances and approvals.
* Assisting with the management of CDM-C/Health & Safety responsibilities on all developments.
* Assisting in the delivery of effective and relevant legal documentation for each development or phase of development.
* Comply with Group product, specification and deals.
Who are we looking for?
To be successful as our Graduate Civil Engineer, you will be a recent Graduate with a relevant engineering qualification along with possessing excellent communication and relationship building skills. Reporting to the Head of Technical, you will be driven, enthusiastic and keen to develop your skills and knowledge within the housebuilding field.
You will also possess;
* A basic understanding of Engineering within housebuilding/construction.
* Basic technical knowledge and commercial awareness
* Excellent IT skills including working knowledge of CAD.
* The ability to work under your own initiative and manage time effectively.
* A flexible and adaptable approach to changing requirements.
* Awareness of codes of practice that impact on technical matters e.g. Planning policy, Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc.
* Excellent verbal and written communication.
* Be sufficient in decision making and problem solving.
What will you get in return?
* Discretionary bonus
* Company car plan/cash allowance
* Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
* Private healthcare
* Company Pension
* Life Assurance
* Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform
If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant's future success

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