• Student Civil Engineer (Summer Placement)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(23/10/2019 12:05)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Start date: June 2020 – Sept 2020 (8-12-week summer placement)

    Applications close: 31st December 2019



    The Sponsored Student Programme starts with an 8-12 week summer work placement to give you some first-hand experience of what it’s like to work at Costain.

    Successful candidates may then be offered sponsorship support throughout their degree which could lead you towards the opportunity to join Costain’s award winning Graduate Programme.


    You will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded people across the business, access to professional and technical experts, exposure to Costain’s business and strategies and the chance to enhance your academic studies.

    What will I be doing?

    As a Student Civil Engineer you will be part of a team delivering a project either on site or during the design stage. You will take a significant role in managing aspects of the work including safety, quality, time and cost.  You will acquire technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. This will include undertaking some of the following tasks:

    • Reviewing drawings and planning the work
    • Communicating the plans
    • Overseeing work progress on site or through design
    • Setting out
    • Quality inspections
    • Measurement and progress recording
    • Innovating and proposing alternative solutions
    • Budgets
    • Valuations
    • Supplier Liaison

    About you

    • Studying an Engineering degree accredited by one of the major engineering institutions, with the intention to become a Chartered Engineer
    • A desire to bring together a range of insights and disciplines to solve challenging infrastructure problems, and to optimise infrastructure capacity and performance
    • A desire to earn whilst gaining valuable work experience in relevant sectors
    • Mobility to work on various projects throughout the UK


    Locations we can offer Summer Placements include:

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


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