About the role
Connect Plus Services operates and maintains the M25 motorway network on behalf of Highways England. We are looking to recruit a talented, innovative and creative digital content designer who can help us engage with our colleagues, stakeholders and customers about the great work that we do to keep Europe’s busiest motorway network operating safely 24/7, 365 days a year.
The successful candidate will be a strong graphic designer, with experience of designing print and online material. They will also be comfortable with the basics of photography and video production, with any additional skills in these areas considered an advantage.
Applicants should have a creative mind filled with good ideas and a keen attention to detail.
You will work amongst a small communications team and will need to be able to manage your time and workload effectively, with good organisational skills.
The Balfour Beatty Graduate scheme lasts for two years, you will follow a development programme that will equip you with the skills needed to become a business leader of the future. Throughout the two years, you'll be supported by your line manager and mentor and have the opportunity to attend graduate-based events, where you will network with your peers, develop interpersonal skills and share best practice. You will join a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.
The role will be based primarily in Dartford, Kent, with some travel around the M25 required at times.
What you'll be doing
Design posters, presentations, infographics, brochures, promotional material, maps and reports.
Support the delivery of communications across the business, including newsletters, signage and merchandise.
Manage and develop the photo and video library.
Photography and photo editing.
Video filming and editing.
Develop content for our website and social media channels.
Ensure that Connect Plus Services brand and values are applied across all communication materials.
Manage any digital/graphic design projects which are contracted out to external organisations.
Who we're looking for
Essential skills are:
• Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
• WordPress design and editing
• Strong understanding of design standards for printed and online material
• Good understanding of social media content creation
• Basic photography skills
• Basic filming and video editing skills
• Driving licence
Why work for us
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of managing and improving one of the busiest motorways in Europe, the M25, its key arterial link roads serving central London and surrounding area, and the A282 (Dartford Crossing).
Balfour Beatty are part of a consortium including Atkins and Egis Road Operations UK – creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.
As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.