• Graduate Mechanical Engineer (multiple roles)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(23/10/2019 12:01)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Start date: September 2020

    Applications close: 31st December 2019


    Salary: Competitive salary, private medical cover, pension, 25 days paid annual leave/year, salary reviewed every 6 months.


    The Costain Graduate Development Scheme is an intensive 2-year programme designed to equip high flying graduates with the skills and experience required to take them forward in their career with the company. We expect graduates to rotate after 12 months to another sector of the business. We offer mentoring and support in every area of work, as well as a structured training programme to enable graduates to work towards achieving Chartership with the IMechE and IET. Graduates will work on a number of projects around the UK during the 2-year programme, in sectors including nuclear, highways, rail, water, airports and tunnels.


    Costain offers a range of exciting development opportunities to accelerate your career and enable you to achieve your potential both during and after the Graduate Development Scheme.

    What will I be doing?

    • The design work undertaken by Graduate Mechanical Engineers is varied and assignments can include work across all project phases including Feasibility Studies; Conceptual Design; Detailed Design, HAZOP and HAZCOMM studies (hazards in operation and hazards in commissioning) and Site Activities.
    • Engineering can include technology selection; evaluating scope of works and tender responses, completion of Technical bid analysis and to recommend the preferred suppliers / technology.
    • Site based Engineering work will include development of commissioning plans, review of supplier performances, ensuring all suppliers are expedited to meet programme requirements, input to Mechanical programmes.
    • Commissioning role will involve development of the commissioning plan, development of the commissioning programme, Health and Safety reviews of all installation Method statements and risk assessments, ensuring suppliers work safely on site, integration of suppliers on site for installation works, dry testing systems, wet testing systems, and monitoring systems throughout its proving period.
    • Business rotations will normally be provided into other business functions in order to provide further breadth of experience which can include: Business Strategy/Development, Project Engineering, Project Controls, Construction, Commissioning, Design HSE, Proposals and Work Winning

    About you


    • Self-motivated graduates possessing good communication and work organisation skills coupled with a record of excellent academic achievement.
    • 2:1 MEng or equivalent in a Mechanical accredited IMechE degree.
    • Mobility to work on secondment to any of our offices or project sites is required.

    We have opportunities in the following locations:

    • Manchester
    • Newcastle
    • Birmingham
    • London
    • Brighton
    • Preston

    Please disclose where you'd ideally like be based and we will accomodate as much as possible.




    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Final Statement


    Please contact us via earlycareers@costain.com if you have any questions.


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