Construction

What does it take to be a construction engineer

A vital player in the construction business, construction engineers plan and direct construction projects, handling everything from the design of the project to conducting surveys and being on-hand during the daily construction activities to ensure that everything is going to plan.

Depending on the project, the role of the construction engineer will vary. They may design the plans for roads, bridges, pipelines, sewage systems, railroads and more. Daily duties could also include producing reports and environmental statements, preparing diagrams, charts and surveys showing information about the area and desired project, providing technical advice, determining costs and meetings with related parties such as builders, environmental agencies and even the general public.

It is beneficial for construction engineers to possess good analytical, mathematical and problem solving skills, as well as being a team player – while some specific tasks may be completed alone, at other times a team may need to be relied upon.Attention to detail and good communication skills are also advantageous, as a construction engineer will often have to convey their findings to people throughout the course of a project.

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Anglian Water @one Alliance

The Anglian Water @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Water’s capital investment programme.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide of which circa 34,800 are in the UK.

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Barhale Construction Plc.

Barhale is a civil engineering and infrastructure specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. Founded by our Chairman, Dennis Curran in 1980, the group was originally set up as a specialist tunnelling contractor. Whilst we retain our tunnelling roots, repeated success in several sectors of the construction industry has enabled us to expand our skill set and become one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK.

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British Gypsum

Manufacturers of gypsum plasters, plaster board and all modern systems used in the construction industry today.

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Buckingham Group Contracting Services

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is an owner-managed, multi-disciplinary contractor

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Chartered Institute of Building, The (CIOB)

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction.

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Colas Limited

Colas is an ambitious, award-winning business, delivering sustainable solutions for the design, building and maintenance of the UK's transport infrastructure.

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Dudley College of Technology

Dudley College is a long established general Further Education college situated in Dudley in the West Midlands

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EDF Energy

EDF Energy is at the heart of the UK’s new nuclear build programme. The nuclear power stations we plan to build will be the first in a new generation.

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FEjobs

As the UK's leading further education career site, FEjobs has hundreds of employers looking for candidates like you

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Harlow College

As a College we pride ourselves on the progress our students make and on the career opportunities we provide.

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Highways England

It's an exciting time to start a Highways England career. With 11 billion to invest in major road improvements over the next 5 years, there's an oppor­tu­nity for you to be part of some­thing special.

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Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The (IOM3)

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse.

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Interserve

Interserve is a services, maintenance and building group. We create buildings and other structures for our clients in the public and private sectors

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J. Murphy & Sons Ltd

As an infrastructure specialist, Murphy is able to respond to the challenges of any project while making sure we provide our clients with a consistently high quality service.

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JCB

As one of the truly great engineering and manufacturing businesses and the world's third largest construction equipment brand, JCB is a global company.

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JN Bentley Ltd

JN Bentley Ltd is part of the global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald, and offers clients full feasibility, design and construction services throughout the UK.

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L&Q housing

Currently one of the UK's foremost developers of new homes, and a leading housing association with over 48 years' experience

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Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is a construction and regeneration group and work on everything from small scale fit outs to major regeneration projects.

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Network Rail

Network Rail owns, operates and maintains Britain's rail network, increasingly delivering improved standards of safety, reliability and efficiency.

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NPS Group

NPS is a national organisation, delivering a comprehensive and flexible range of property services.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world - from providing humanitarian aid to preventing a civil war.

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Siemens

As a leading global engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's major challenges.

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Sterling Power Group

Sterling Power Group specialise in engineering services for the utility and wider markets. Find out more at EngineerJobs.co.uk

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TRL

TRL is a centre of excellence for future transport; we provide innovative research, technology and software solutions.

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Welding Institute, The (TWI)

The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution for the registration of people involved with welding and joining all over the world.

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Work in Denmark

Workindenmark is a public employment service for highly qualified international candidates looking for a job in Denmark.

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