Graduate Civil Engineer - Oxfordshire

23 Feb 2021
23 Mar 2021
Start Date
About Ferrovial Construction UK&I

We are a construction company based in the United Kingdom and Ireland, internationally recognized for our ability to design and develop unique projects, particularly large transportation infrastructure.

We design and construct some of the UK and Ireland's most high-profile transport infrastructure projects. We have the strength and depth to deliver complex major projects in-house, drawing on international expertise and full asset lifecycle capability. We provide our clients with cost-effective, value-added solutions and design and build sustainable assets for people and places

Our 2019 turnover was GBP345m in the UK and globally GBP4.7bn. Our UK order book is currently GBP1.35bn and globally GBP11.4bn. We work in the UK for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks valued from GBP50,000 to over GBP1 bn.

We maximise potential through continuous professional development and create an equal, inclusive and diverse place to work to drive innovation.

At Ferrovial we have five core values: Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, integrity and Respect. We are proud of our work and values which we live by to achieve our goals.

It is while working on large complex projects that you will be encouraged to achieve your maximum, all while having the support and guidance. Ability to work well in teams is key to the delivery of our projects, effective communication is the second most useful skill for civil engineers after your engineering knowledge.

Ferrovial prioritises the mobility of its employees as a means of fostering talent. The company has set up a Global Mobility Portal, which operates as a sort of job board where employees can consult all openings worldwide. The company is keen for graduates to move overseas and gain experiences of different cultures and business ways and methodologies.

Graduate Civil Engineer

The role

Ferrovial Construction is looking for Graduate Civil Engineers to assist with, and in some cases be responsible for, day to day activities on a variety of major UK infrastructure projects. The Ferrovial 3-year graduate development programme is designed to develop personal, professional and technical skills through a blended approach. You will work under the supervision of Section/Project Managers and in collaboration with the site team.

Key Responsibilities: Contribute to the achievement of Health and Safety in accordance with company policy and ensure quality on our projects is upheld.

Key Accountabilities

* To assist in the co-ordination of the team activities to ensure that the project is completed on budget in line with the cost plan, and on time in line with the agreed construction process.

* To work with the procurement team to ensure compliance with financial parameters.

* To assist in ensuring the project complies with health, safety, environmental and quality requirements.

* To assist the Project Manager on the management of the team, giving advice on appropriate resourcing levels, effective performance management, employee development and motivation.

* To promote Ferrovial Construction Vision and Values.

Skills and Competencies

We are looking for graduates with:

* Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at a variety of levels

* Excellent written and oral English language

* Degree or Masters in Engineering (All disciplines considered)

* Right to work in the UK & Ireland

* Motivated to learn and add value to the team, the role and the Graduate programme

* Analytical thinker who enjoys problem solving

* A proven team player who can effectively work with others

* Enjoys working under pressure to meet deadlines

* Proactive approach to working and learning

* Commercial awareness and an understanding of the industry

* Familiar with all Microsoft packages

Interpersonal Skills:

* Highly motivated

* Logical thinker with a willingness to learn

* Resilient and a flexible approach to working

* Results driven with strong communication skills


* Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation

* Engineering experience

* CSCS Card

What we offer

On the Ferrovial Construction Graduate programme you will get:

* 3-year development programme in line with the UK engineering framework

* Exposure in a diverse range of engineering disciplines

* Work with Contractors and Sub-contractors to develop effective partnerships

* Attend a variety of blended training to develop your technical, professional and behavioral skills

* You will start the process of becoming chartered with internal and external support

* You will either be given a project to work on or be given a small "Package" to manage from start to finish

* Gain an understanding of Ferrovial Construction from a global perspective, with mobility opportunities

And much more!

Other details

If you have graduated already, you will be able to start as soon as possible

If you graduate this year (2021) then you can start as soon as you have finished your formal exams

Please note that this job description does not represent a comprehensive list of activities and employees may be requested to undertake other reasonable duties

Ferrovial Construction UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and as such treats applications equally and recruits purely based on skills and experience

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