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28 days ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Graduate Jobs
Contract type:



Civil Infrastructure



We have an opportunity for a Graduate Civil Engineer (experienced or looking to start your career after university) to join our experienced Civil & Structural Engineering team in our Plymouth Office.

You will need to be eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship to have your application considered for this role, as we are not able to provide a Skilled Worker visa for this position.

Please note that this is an open vacancy and you must be available to start within a month. If you are graduating later in 2021, please apply for one of our graduate vacancies later in the year.

Locally, we have an experienced multidisciplinary team of circa 35 staff (Civils, Structures, Building Services and Geo), working from a converted barn in Plympton, at the foot of Dartmoor (just north of the A38). We have plenty of free on-site parking, making it “commutable” from within a large radius of the office (although we anticipate a blend of home and office-based working in the future/post pandemic).

The way we live and work is changing. Perhaps you are seeking more remote and flexible working arrangements. Maybe you are considering a new location and quality of life. Is now the moment to realise your aspiration to live in Devon/Cornwall?

At the time of writing, we are predominantly working from home, but there is an appetite to return to the collaborative and social environment that is a Hydrock office, when it is safe to do so.

Hydrock is an independently owned consultancy of circa 500 staff, operating out of 16 offices in the UK. We are one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and a champion of wellbeing (latest winner of the Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year award at the NCE100). We believe part of our success is looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment. Feedback from our client listening programme and employee surveys indicates we are great to work with, whether providing a service to a client or rewarding employment to an employee!

Our national Structural Engineering business is led from Bristol, where our largest team is located, with established teams in Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester, London, Manchester and Plymouth. You can expect to work with, and learn from, exceptional colleagues and work on an interesting variety of challenging projects. Local examples include: The UK Hydrographic Office, The Wave in Bristol, North Prospect Phases 4 and 5, Plympton Academy and Exmouth Community College.

What will you be responsible for?

* Scheme development.
* Preliminary and detailed designs and project coordination.
* Design and site meetings, site inspections and progress reporting.

What skills and attributes are we looking for?

* A strong BEng/ MEng in Civil Engineering.
* High motivation for this specific opportunity.
* Self-motivated team player with exceptional people skills.
* Ability to work under own initiative while fully co-ordinating with line manager’s requirements.
* Ideally some relevant post graduate industry experience, though this is not essential.
* Ideally some competency in relevant software tools e.g. AutoCAD, WinDES, PDS, Civil 3D.
* Believes in our ethos.

What you can expect in general

Inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2019 wrap up here). A genuine opportunity to develop and to be recognised and rewarded.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), healthy living bonus, well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits. There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

We have several team, office, regional and divisional events but ‘Challenge Day’ is when the whole company comes together for a paid day of fun! You can check out our most recent Challenge Day here!

A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

A place where we can all thrive

At Hydrock we value our diversity and place wellbeing and inclusion for all at the heart of our culture. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving these aims, so we encourage everyone talk to us about any ideas which enable you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work. Please let us know your current and/or desired flexible working arrangements in your covering letter, so we can discuss how this could work for you in this role.

Hydrock is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We consider all applications on an individual’s alignment with the required qualifications, knowledge and experience outlined in this job advert, without regard to any of the protected characteristics. So that we can provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience, please make us aware if you have any physical or neurodiverse condition for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us.

Next steps

* Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you within one week.
* If shortlisted, a member of our Recruitment Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices (if possible and in line with Covid-19 guidelines). Please let us know what you feel comfortable with.

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