​What is a Graduate Civil Engineer?

A Graduate Civil Engineer has an important role in the construction industry, as they are responsible for designing, planning, and supervising the construction of various infrastructure projects.

A Graduate Civil Engineer plays a vital role in the construction industry and is responsible for ensuring that construction projects are completed efficiently, safely, and to a high standard.

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What are the typical duties and activities for a Graduate Civil Engineer?

From employer to employer the description of a Graduate Civil Engineer job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Project planning and management: A civil engineer is involved in project planning and management, which includes developing project schedules, budgets, and timelines. They also ensure that the project is completed within the specified budget and timeline.

  • Designing and drafting: A civil engineer designs the structure and infrastructure of the project, creates plans and drawings, and uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to create blueprints and construction plans.

  • Site investigation: A civil engineer conducts site investigations to analyze the soil conditions, identify potential issues, and determine the most suitable location for the project.

  • Construction supervision: A civil engineer supervises the construction work to ensure that it is carried out according to the design and specifications.

  • Quality control: A civil engineer is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the construction work meets the required standards and specifications.

  • Health and safety: A civil engineer ensures that the construction site is safe and follows the health and safety regulations.

  • Client communication: A civil engineer is responsible for communicating with the clients to keep them informed about the progress of the project and to address any concerns or issues they may have.

Skills required to be a successful Graduate Civil Engineer

To be successful within a Graduate Civil Engineer job, the below skills are important;

  • Technical knowledge

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork

  • Project management

  • Attention to detail

  • Problem-solving

  • Creativity

  • Time management

How can we help with your Graduate Civil Engineer job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Graduate Civil Engineers across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Graduate Civil Engineers and secure the market's leading Graduate Civil Engineer jobs.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right Graduate Civil Engineer Jobs to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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If you are looking for a new Graduate Civil Engineer job, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current Graduate Civil Engineer jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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Bristol Glass Wharf Project

This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.

£90m Bristol Arena Project

International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.

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