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Student Mechanical Engineer (Summer Placement)

Student Mechanical Engineer (Summer Placement)

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About Costain and your project.

Start date: 18th June – Sept 2018 (8-12-week summer placement)

Applications close: 31st December 2017

The Costain Sponsored Student Programme starts with an 8-12-week summer work placement. Successful candidates may then be offered sponsorship support throughout their degree which could lead to a Graduate position with Costain. 

What will I be doing?

As a Student Mechanical Engineer you will have some responsibility for a key element of work on a project, working with our engineers on technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality and will acquire some technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. This will include undertaking some of the following tasks:

  • Daily supervision of sub-contractors to ensure safe working practices and timely delivery in accordance with project requirements e.g. Costain SHE procedures, programme requirements, specifications and sub contractor terms and conditions
  • Development of detailed designs and management of mechanical design interfaces in line with project needs
  • Ensuring that the mechanical installation is in line with the design criteria
  • Maintaining Quality Assurance Records and ensuring compliance with clients specification
  • Maintaining contractual records for example daily diaries
  • Implementing risk assessments, method statements and programmes into site activity
  • Planning and sequencing of operations including the writing of risk assessments and method statements
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Check all sub-contractor drawings and details to ensure compliance
  • Develop and implement the sub contract ITP (Inspection and Test Plan)
  • Record the faults and rectified resolutions
  • Expedite the “As Constructed Drawings” - this will involve Supplier and Design Team liaison

About you

  • Studying an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree or similar accredited by the IMechE
  • A desire to gain valuable work experience relevant to the Mechanical Sector
  • Mobility to work on various projects throughout the UK

Final Statement

Assessment centres will take place in November/December 2017 at our Head Office in Maidenhead, SL6 4UB.


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