• Environmental Student Placement – Burghfield, Project M

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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain has been improving the lives of people through infrastructure since 1865. We have built airports, petrochemical plants, waste treatment works and schools – creating the building blocks of modern life and improving the quality of life of the people who use them. Some of our recent projects include the £400m redevelopment project at London Bridge Station, the HS2 railway line linking London to the East Midlands and the Thames Tideway Tunnel which is an under-construction 25km tunnel which will provide capture, storage and conveyance of almost all the combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the river.


    Start date: Summer 2018

    Applications close: 31st May 2018

    Successful candidates may then be offered sponsorship support throughout their degree which could lead to a Graduate position with Costain. 


    About your project

    Project M provides a facility which will maintain the UK’s continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. Costain have been brought in by the client, AWE Plc, as Construction Manager on the £1.75bn contract which is expected to complete in 2022. Costain took over the role of Principle Contractor in July 2017 and manage and co-ordinate the clients designers, implementation contractors and suppliers to deliver a fully mature delivery programme. Costain have a team of c.130 professionals who are working as an integrated delivery team with the Intelligent customer.

    What will I be doing?

    • Based in Burghfield (near Reading)
    • Final or second year student studying for an environmental related degree (environmental management/sciences ideally)
    • Confident and able to undertake independent work
    • Advantageous to have studied carbon, circular economy module(s) but not essential
    • Able to empathise and communicate effectively with people
    • Be computer literate, and confident with MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint


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