Graduate Civil Engineer (T9.2)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East Midlands -- Nottinghamshire -- Nottingham

Job Type

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Closing date
17 Apr 2021 23:59

Service line
Design Development


We are recruiting for our graduate programme within the Transport & Infrastructure Development & Infrastructure services. Successful candidates could be based in Nottingham, Birmingham or Manchester. The roles will be starting in September 2021.

BWB is unique. There is a different feel and ethos to our company, and we can offer you a rewarding experience regardless of what stage you are at in your career.  First and foremost, we have a fun and friendly culture. We have worked hard at engaging with our people in the right way and providing opportunities to collaborate at all levels. There is a real sense of being ‘in it together.’

The Programme

Our Graduate Programme is the perfect place for people who are passionate about Development and Transport & Infrastructure Design to achieve their ambitions. It not only gives you insights into our business, but you could soon find you are on your way to a challenging and rewarding career that is full of potential.

About the role

The role provides an opportunity to grow and develop in a fast-paced, professional environment.  Support from experienced engineers and technicians would quickly see you producing design solutions and AutoCAD drawings for our civil engineering projects.  You will start work on smaller projects, with an emphasis on skills development to help you up the learning curve. You will quickly start working more independently on larger and more challenging projects.

The position is for a graduate with strong aspirations to pursue a career in civil engineering.  You will work alongside experienced designers to develop skills in highways, drainage, earthworks, and levels design, together with gaining an appreciation of sustainable development whilst working on a range of different projects, all with their own unique requirements and end solutions.

About the team

We work across the transport, residential, commercial, industrial, health and retail sectors and our clients range from local and national developers and contractors to public sector bodies.  We aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all our staff.

The team work on a wide range of schemes, all of which have specific design requirements and constraints, testing the skills and ingenuity of the Engineers working on them. This gives a broad variety of projects which help to develop and improve societies and the economy and look toward ensuring a sustainable future.

Our talented and experienced design teams fuse local knowledge with national design standards and legislation in a manner that enables BWB to undertake a wide variety of projects ranging from local area traffic management improvements to complex multi-modal transport interchanges.

About you

Attributes such as problem solving, communication, personal organisation and team working will help candidates stand out.  Above all we seek demonstrable enthusiasm, ambition and a willingness to learn.

Applicants with some work experience in the construction industry, either through work experience or as part of an academic course, are ideally sought.


We are looking for people who will be happy to share their ideas about how we can do things even better, so we will want to see great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience - academically, socially and in any previous work situations.

Your academic record will be strong, to apply you must have at least a 2.1 degree with A-Levels at grade C or above in a Civil Engineering related degree.

Working with us you will gain:

  • Meaningful work experience and responsibility on projects across a variety of sectors.
  • Opportunity to build and apply your technical skills from the outset on national and international schemes.
  • A project logbook to capture your learning in.
  • A clear career path for you to progress through.
  • You will work alongside some of the most talented and respected engineers and consultants in the industry.
  • A supportive induction programme that starts from day one.
  • Independent mentoring support through to chartership.
  • Access to our bespoke BWB Academy Programme which will develop you to become a 'complete professional.'
  • Opportunity to network and share experiences with like-minded graduates.
  • Opportunity to directly contribute to the achievement of our strategic business objectives.
  • Regular one to ones and structured appraisals with your manager to ensure we can unlock your potential.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

What happens next?

  • Fill out the short application form and submit your CV and cover letter on why you are suitable for the role and why you want to become part of the BWB family.
  • Applications will then be shortlisted.
  • The next stage will be to complete a screening survey.
  • Final stage is an interview and assesment
  • Offers are made to successful candidates.
  • Start dates are in September 2021.

Contact information


Click here to submit your CV for general consideration.