• Student Mechanical Engineer (Year in Industry)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(23/10/2019 12:09)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Start date: September 2020 – September 2021 (Year in Industry Placement)

    Applications close: 31st December 2019

    Salary: Competitive


    The Sponsored Student Programme involves a Year in Industry work placement to give you the experience and exposure to what it’s like to work at Costain.


    When you’re on a placement with Costain, you will work to mutually agreed objectives enabling you to focus on key interests or areas of development. You’ll also be given the opportunity to link in with senior management to work on live business challenges, and have the opportunity to work across a range of exciting projects across the UK.


    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.

    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.

    What will I be doing?

    As a Student Mechanical Engineer you will have some responsibility for a key element of work on a project, working with our engineers on technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality and will acquire some technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. This will include undertaking some of the following tasks:

    • Daily supervision of sub-contractors to ensure safe working practices and timely delivery in accordance with project requirements e.g. Costain SHE procedures, programme requirements, specifications and sub contractor terms and conditions
    • Development of detailed designs and management of mechanical design interfaces in line with project needs
    • Ensuring that the mechanical installation is in line with the design criteria
    • Maintaining Quality Assurance Records and ensuring compliance with client’s specification
    • Maintaining contractual records for example daily diaries
    • Implementing risk assessments, method statements and programmes into site activity
    • Planning and sequencing of operations including the writing of risk assessments and method statements
    • Liaising with suppliers
    • Check all sub-contractor drawings and details to ensure compliance
    • Develop and implement the sub contract ITP (Inspection and Test Plan)
    • Record the faults and rectified resolutions

    About you

    • Studying an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree or similar accredited by the IMechE
    • A desire to gain valuable work experience relevant to the Mechanical Sector
    • Mobility to work on various projects throughout the UK
    • Must have a full UK driving license 

    Locations we can offer Year in Industry placements include:

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


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