Graduate Civil Engineer

12 Apr 2017
10 May 2017
Charlotte Barnett
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

Graduate Civil Engineer

We are currently looking for a Graduate Civil Engineer to work in Carlisle.

Our Graduate Civil Engineering Training Programme is approved to meet the requirements of the ICE. We provide a supportive environment which enables our graduates to develop their skills and achieve their full potential. The training programme allows you to rotate around the different teams acquiring new skills and knowledge within our Engineering Teams . Rotation will require site visits or to be site based where needed and spend time with our ConstructionTeam.

Once the Graduate has completed their rotation and it is successful, a discussion will take place around which area of Engineering the Graduate wishes to specilaise in such as Construction, Drainage, Engineering Design, Traffic & Transportation or Structures. The successful applicant will start within the Structures and Highways team.


This role will be based in our offices in Carlisle. However, travelling may be required to other Capita offices or Client offices.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities could include but will not be limited to:

  • Contribution to infrastructure design projects, including road feasibility studies, designs and reports

  • Ensuring designs are carried out in accordance with current design standards taking into account CDM (Construction Design Management) legislation, whole life costing, value and risk management.

  • Assist Programme management as required

  • Contribution to other fee earning consultancy work - primarily in other Civils orientated projects, when required

  • Projects will include highway improvements for local authority road network including commercial and residential developments and require feasibility studies, detail design, cost estimates and programming input.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • MEng or MSc in Civil Engineering

  • Proficient in a wide range of IT skills including Autocad and Windows

  • Highways/Traffic & Transportation/Structures design experience

  • Knowledge of highways/traffic & transportation structures design procedures

  • Knowledge of contract preparation

  • Commitment to achieve Chartered/IEng status with the ICE within agreed timescales

  • Good report writing skills

Desirable Experience/Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of Drainage Engineering

  • Knowledge and understanding of Transport Modelling and/or Planning

  • Knowledge and understanding of highways maintenance/asset management

Personal Attributes

  • Be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues

  • Be able to prioritise work under pressure and work within deadlines

  • Good presentation and communication skills

  • Willingness to volunteer in the local community encouraging young people to work towards a career in Engineering

Expected Behaviours

As part of our partnership objectives in line with our values, we ask all our staff to:

  • Lead by example;

  • Encourage, nurture and mentor junior members of staff;

  • Be open and honest;

  • Demonstrate respect for colleagues and a strong team working ethic;

  • Demonstrate a sense of pride in a job well done; and

  • Focus on solutions rather than problems.

Remuneration Package

  • 37.5 hours a week

  • Annual leave - negotiable, but typically 20 days

  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career within Capita including support for obtaining further relevant professional qualifications.

  • The successful candidate will join the Graduate Programme: BusinessWise, a programme to help graduates learn key business skills to complement their technical development.

  • Access to many Capita Group benefits including one relevant professional subscriptions paid for, Cycle to Work Scheme, discounted retail vouchers, various private insurance schemes available.

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Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

If you are successful with your application, you will need complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.