​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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Reading is a large town and borough in Berkshire and has a population of over 155,000 recorded in 2007 and lies 36 miles west of Central London. Reading has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Crossrail

Work on the Crossrail began in 2009 and was confirmed in 2014 that the £14.8bn project would extend to Reading. The project is set to be complete in 2019.

Station Hill

This £500m project will see 930,000 sq ft of office space, 150,000 sq ft of retail space and 300 residential units next door to Reading train station, which is the largest in the south east. Permission was granted in 2014 seeing the former dance hall demolished. 

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