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Innovation Graduate - Milton Keynes

Ferrovial Construction UK

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Posted on 24 August, 2022

London, London, United Kingdom

Long term


About us

Innovation Graduate
Location: Milton Keynes
About Ferrovial Construction UK&I
Ferrovial Construction is the UK based engineering and construction arm of the Ferrovial Group. It is the largest private transport infrastructure operator in the world in terms of capital invested with a workforce of approximately 70,000 employees, and a presence across 15 countries with over 60 years’ experience. It is a Spanish multinational company operating through 4 divisions: Airports, Highways, Construction and Building subsidiaries. Ferrovial are committed to developing sustainable and innovative solutions, with the aim to create value for society, and for clients, investors and employees.
We design and construct some of the UK and Ireland’s most high-profile transport infrastructure projects. We have the strength and depth to deliver complex major projects in-house, drawing on international expertise and full asset lifecycle capability. We provide our clients with cost-effective, value-added solutions and design and build sustainable assets for people and places
Our 2019 turnover was £345m in the UK and globally £4.7bn. Our UK order book is currently £1.35bn and globally £11.4bn. We work in the UK for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks valued from £50,000 to over £1bn.
We maximise potential through continuous professional development and create an equal, inclusive and diverse place to work to drive innovation.
At Ferrovial, we have five core values: Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity and Respect. We are proud of our work and values which we live by to achieve our goals.
The Project
The project involves the design and construction of civil engineering works across 80km section of the new high speed rail link (HS2 Phase 1 London – Birmingham route).
Our scope includes 15 viaducts, around 7 km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 81 bridges and over 30 million cubic meters of excavation.
After completion of Hs2, 8 of Britain’s largest cities will be connected with faster and more frequent services. The project aims to provide low carbon travelling and reduce road traffic.

The role

The role
Ferrovial Construction is looking for Innovation Graduate to assist with, and in some cases be responsible for, day to day activities on a variety of major UK infrastructure projects based in Site Office with the Innovation team deployed in each of those areas.
The Ferrovial 3-year graduate development programme is designed to develop personal, professional and technical skills through a blended approach with a technology based. The role is based on a work culture of creativity, with the ability to work with the most innovative individuals in the design and technology industries, with clear progression and high earning potential.
Key Accountabilities

Co-ordinate innovation projects & initiatives and collaborate with other members of the project team, client and supply chain.
Support the identification of specific challenges (tactical or strategic) where innovation projects have the potential to deliver benefits to the Project.
Perform administrative tasks to support the Innovation & Business Improvement Function.
Introducing relevant tools, systems and processes for enhancing Innovation and provide training to respective stakeholders.
Introducing new processes and updating existing processes on the EKFB BMS.
Support and attend Innovation Forums; contribute and encourage ideas; review the IT Ideas Management Platform and the suggestions made by Others (via Speak Up etc.), for viability and feasibility.
Update & develop the Innovation Dashboard and report on progress, targets and achievements including commercial aspects.
Develop awareness within the project team through a variety of channels (comms, workshops, training, challenges)
Be a ‘fire starter’ to ignite ideas to challenge the team to innovate.
Drive an Innovation driven culture through cross functional collaboration and a positive mindset.
Leading on innovation projects this could be scoping the needs of the client, creating concepts for products and technologies, prototyping solution and advising on innovations for customers
Visiting prospective clients to write proposals and give presentations on how you can support their innovation requirements
Make recommendations on equipment, facilities and tech to ensure the studio in which you will be based has the necessary tools to facilitate this role

Key accountabilities

Skills and Competence
We are looking for graduates with:

Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at a variety of levels
Excellent written and oral English language
Degree or master’s in engineering (All disciplines considered)
Right to work in the UK & Ireland
Motivated to learn and add value to the team, the role and the Graduate programme
Analytical thinker who enjoys problem solving
A proven team player who can effectively work with others
Enjoys working under pressure to meet deadlines
Proactive approach to working and learning
Commercial awareness and an understanding of the industry
Familiar with all Microsoft packages

Interpersonal Skills:

Highly motivated
Logical thinker with a willingness to learn
Resilient and a flexible approach to working
Results driven with strong communication skills
Work independently with minimal supervision


Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation
Engineering experience

What we offer
On the Ferrovial Construction Graduate programme you will get:

3-year development programme in line with the UK engineering framework
Exposure to a diverse range of engineering disciplines
Work with Contractors and Sub-contractors to develop effective partnerships
Attend a variety of blended training to develop your technical, professional and behavioral skills
You will start the process of becoming chartered with internal and external support
You will either be given a project to work on or be given a small “Package” to manage from start to finish
Gain an understanding of Ferrovial Construction from a global perspective, with mobility opportunities
And much more!



Skills & experience

Other details
If you have graduated already, you will be able to start as soon as possible
If you graduate this year (2022) then you can start as soon as you have finished your formal exams.
Ferrovial Construction UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and as such treats applications equally and recruits purely based on skills and experience.
Please note that this job description does not represent a comprehensive list of activities and employees may be requested to undertake other reasonable duties

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