Graduate Job
Undergraduate Summer Placement - Project Engineer
at Balfour Beatty

Employer: Balfour Beatty
About the role

Within Balfour Beatty we have opportunities for Project Engineering Undergraduates to complete an 8-12 week placement in summer 2017. Our project engineering undergraduate roles tend to be site based; however, occasionally we have office based placements available depending on the project requirements, and will be contractually based in Billingham.

Our aim is to provide you with an insight into our business, whilst gaining valuable experience of project engineering to support your studies. You will be given the guidance and support you need to ensure you make the most of your time with us, as we want you to make a valid contribution to our business throughout your placement. So in order that you develop quickly, you will be given a real taster of the role including site and office based experience responsibility as early as possible. 

What you'll be doing

Reporting to a Senior Engineer your main responsibilities may include:

  • Establish procedures for controlling contract drawings
  • Initiates set-up of the job management system
  • Assists with the scopes of work, bid package development and help solicit subcontractors and suppliers
  • Initiates the building permit process
  • Assists in the development of the site utilization plan
  • Assists Project Manager / Superintendent in the review and coordination of the Loss Prevention, Sustainability Action Plan and Quality Control Program
  • Develops submittal log, participate in subcontractor project orientation meetings, communicate and coordinate submittals and coordination drawings with subcontractors and the Superintendent
  • Actively participates in subcontractor project orientation
  • Assist with proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time
  • Assist with preconstruction meetings with subcontractors
  • Serves as the onsite quality manager for assigned trades by verifying subcontractor deliveries meet approved submittal requirements
  • Attends and participates in meetings with Architect/Engineer and owner representatives, provides information and assists the Project Manager in the preparation of progress reports/meeting minutes
  • Distributes proposal change documents to subcontractors/suppliers and assists in collecting pricing and/or prepares change proposal requests for internal pricing review
  • Ensures all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs, etc., are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all subcontractor/suppliers
  • Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors /suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of Balfour Beatty’s Sustainability activities

Your time with us will help you gain valuable experience should you aspire to specialise in mechanical engineering.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Placement student please visit the website

About us

We are the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks.  

Essential Information


We offer a competitive salary, dependent on your year of study and any previous experience. You may also be invited to return for further work placements and ultimately a place on the Balfour Beatty Group Graduate Scheme, subject to further assessments.
31 May 2017
North East & Uk wide

Job Type:


Qualifications Required:

Be studying for an Engineering (BEng or MEng) degree ideally expecting to gain at least a 2:2. Ideally, a full UK driving licence. You will have an enthusiastic, engaged attitude and an eagerness to learn. A flexible approach to work (you may be required to relocate, as part of your training). A team-focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels. A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative.

Application Process:

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