• Engineering Assistant

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(25/10/2018 21:39)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Thames Tideway Tunnel, Main Works East is a £650m project recently secured by a Costain joint venture (“CVB”), to provide a new 7.2m diameter tunnel to divert waste from the Victorian built sewer from discharging into the Thames. The tunnel runs from Chambers Wharf to Abbey Mills where it connects with the Lee Tunnel. The works include: the main tunnel drive, a connection tunnel from Greenwich Pumping Station, shaft constructions, a connection to the newly constructed Lee Tunnel project, and minor works at Beckton Sewage Treatment, all as part of an overall project to reduce sewer discharge overflows into the River Thames. The works are scheduled to commence on site in March 2016 and complete in March 2022.


    Please note this role is a 6 month fixed term contract



    What will I be doing?

    Job Summary: In this role you will support the Environment team with regards to carbon reduction by implementing a project on construction plant (Non- Road Mobile Machinery - NRMM). The project will involve changing behaviours to ensure plant use is reduced and used more sustainably, this is a great opportunity for a graduate to enter into a career of sustainability or gain experience on a major construction project.


    • Production of telemetry assessment reports, tabulating data and preparation of charts, graphs, or sketches for reporting purposes and analysis of plants data to identify, and where necessary, manage trends.
    • Main point of contact with supplier/subcontractors to collect/manage plants data
    • Continuous improvement leader in sharing information and best practices/improvement with the wider market
    • Site supervision to monitor and record drivers performance undertaking inspections of construction sites and sub-contractor operations.
    • Management of training
    • Using computerised accounting systems

    Role objectives:

    • Learn as much around the topic to influence industry change and behavior change
    • Ensure personal and professional development of the plant telematics data team and encourage the development of others.
    • Ensure as much promotion and communication of project outcomes, and dissemination of finding and results across the wider industry

    About you


    • Must be a self-starter and motivated
    • Must be able to liaise with different departments of the project i.e. procurement, construction site team, supply chain, and environment team
    • Have an interest in Environment, Health and Safety
    • Excellent organisational, communication and time management skills
    • Be able to work on own initiative when required
    • The ability to thrive under pressure situations
    • Good team working skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programmes especially excel
    • Commercial awareness and a willingness to learn about the management of subcontractors and consultants


    • GCSE’s grades A-C’s (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science
    • University Degree (Desirable)
    • Able to work accurately and appreciate its importance to the team.
    • Competent user of computer software packages in particular Microsoft Office
    • Good standards of written and verbal communication

    This role would be suitable for an entry level engineer

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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