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24 days ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Structural Engineering Jobs
Contract type:

Fixed Term


Structural Engineering



We have an opportunity for a student studying for MEng or BEng in Civil or Structural Engineering to gain valuable industry experience by joining our successful, fun and highly engaged multi-disciplinary team in Birmingham, B3 2HP (based out of our office on Edmund Street, when it is safe to return).

Hydrock is an independently owned multidisciplinary consultancy, of circa 550 staff, operating out of 18 offices. It is one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and a champion of wellbeing (note we won the most recent 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. Our values include having fun, giving something back and our families coming first- check out all 10 here (and don’t miss the Challenge Day video on the same page!).

Your role at Hydrock will include:

* Contributing to scheme and concept designs
* Assist in the delivery of detailed design including full tender and construction packages
* Accompany senior members of staff to client, design and site meetings when required
* Liaison with statutory authorities, architects, the design team and contractors

What skills and attributes are we looking for?

* Currently studying for MEng or BEng in Civil or Structural Engineering
* Plans to be a Graduate Member of the IStructE and or ICE
* Some industry experience and/or able to demonstrate a keen interest in building structures design
* Strong communication, analysis, technical design and drawing skills
* Self-motivated team player with good people skills
* Some knowledge of BIM
* Basic AutoCAD and Revit skills desirable but not essential

What you can expect in general

Inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2020 wrap up here). A genuine opportunity to achieve and to be recognised and rewarded merit.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary, employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), 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 placement 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 you to talk to us about the working arrangement that best enables you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work.

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 two weeks. Please refer to ‘Coventry University advert’ in the section entitled “Source” when you apply.

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 placement position and in Hydrock.

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