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Civil Engineer Graduate 2024

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Posted on 22 December, 2023

Buckinghamshire, Chipping Warden, Heathrow, London, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Buckinghamshire, London, Middlesex, Norfolk (United Kingdom)

Full time

Early Career

About us:

Ferrovial Construction is internationally recognized for its capacity to design and build civil engineering and construction projects, mainly in large transportation infrastructure. Its track-record to date includes more than 304 miles of tunnels, 11,930 miles of roads (including 2,485 miles of highways), 2920 miles of railroad lines (including 434 miles of high-speed railroads) and 16,994 miles of road maintenance and repair.

Job Description:

Civil Engineer Graduate 2024

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 2021 turnover was £456m in the UK and globally £5.9bn. Our UK order book is currently £1.0bn and globally £13.0bn. We work in the UK for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks valued from £50,000 to over £3bn.

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.

Whilst working on large complex projects, you will be encouraged to achieve your maximum, all the while having support and guidance. An ability to work well in a team is key to the delivery of our projects, so that effective communication skills are critical.

Ferrovial prioritises the mobility of its employees as a means of fostering talent. The company has set up a Global Mobility Portal, which operates as an internal job board where employees can find all openings worldwide. The company is keen for graduates to move overseas and gain experiences of different cultures and business ways and methodologies. Please note this opportunity is an option after the Graduate Programme unless you have a civils background.

The role (the role will be site based)

Ferrovial Construction is looking for Graduate Engineers to assist with, and in some cases be responsible for, day to day activities on a variety of major UK infrastructure projects. The Ferrovial 3-year graduate development programme is designed to develop personal, professional and technical skills through a blended approach. You will work under the supervision of Section/Project Managers and in collaboration with the site team.

Key Responsibilities: You will either be given a project to work on or be given a small “Package” to manage from start to finish. You will contribute to the achievement of Health and Safety in accordance with company policy and ensure quality on our projects is upheld.

Key Accountabilities

  • To assist in the co-ordination of the team activities to ensure that the project is completed on budget and on time, in line with the agreed construction process.
  • To work with the procurement team to ensure compliance with financial parameters.
  • To assist in ensuring the project complies with health, safety, environmental and quality requirements.
  • To assist the Project Manager on the management of the team, giving advice on appropriate resourcing levels, effective performance management, employee development and motivation.
  • Adopting and promoting Ferrovial Construction UK Vision and Values. Taking ownership for the work assigned to you.
  • Adhere to safe working practice regulations on site and ensure all staff comply with the requirement.

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)
  • 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
  • CSCS Card


  • Must have right to work in the UK by the start of employment and throughout the entirety of the graduate program.

What we offer

On the Ferrovial Construction Graduate programme you will get:

  • 3-year development programme
  • 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
  • Gain an understanding of Ferrovial Construction from a global perspective, with mobility opportunities
  • Given the opportunity to participate in charity volunteering and innovation projects
  • And much more!

Other details

This role is looking for a September 2024 start.

Please note we will not be looking through applications until January 2024.

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

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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