Graduate Civil Engineer

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Company: Awcock Ward Partnership
Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Published on 2021-08-01 18:10:25

We are seeking to recruit Graduate Civil Engineers to support our growing workload in 2021.

As a small, award-winning consultancy we provide our graduates with excellent opportunities to get involved in all aspects of our design work and to work on some of the most prestigious development projects in the south west.

You would be working on the planning and design of transport, highways, drainage, and utilities solutions for a range of residential, retail, industrial and commercial developments. All graduates are encouraged and assisted to progress their training towards ICE professional qualifications through our ICE approved Training Scheme, with internal and external training opportunities being provided.


The varied role will include assisting in the production of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans, Flood Risk Assessments and Utility Strategies to support planning applications. You will also produce infrastructure designs for technical approval and construction. You can expect to be working on a number of projects at any given time and you will report to, and be mentored by, one of our management team, all of whom are Chartered Civil Engineers.

This role is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to gain a wide range of experience at the start of a career in civil engineering consultancy. 

Here's what two of our current graduates say about the opportunities and support provided as part of the AWP graduate training scheme:

"Since joining AWP I have been fortunate enough to be involved in the graduate training program. This has involved experiencing a variety of different disciplines through the graduate rotation scheme. This provided the opportunity to get an understanding of all the elements of design completed by AWP, from the initial planning considerations, to the detailed design product going to site. This experience has provided a greater appreciation of what is required at various stages of the design process and allowed me to develop skills that many graduates do not get the opportunity to develop. Having recently completed the graduate rotation, AWP have continued to help me with my ICE training including exposing me to innovative design tools and processes. This has involved introducing new processes and design tools in the office and completing more unusual designs to best suit the constraints on site. With this experience and training received through the rotation I am now providing training to the new graduates and technicians joining the office and hopefully sharing the lessons (and mistakes) learned so far. It is this process that has helped me to develop and push towards my Chartered Status and develop my skills as a Civil Engineer. AWP has been an excellent place to start my career and I look forward to developing with the company in the future." Simon Baker

"AWP’s graduate training programme provides the opportunity to gain experience across the entire design process from the conceptual pre-planning stage to final design. The programme consists of three ‘rotations’ across all teams; two planning teams of transport planning and flood risk & drainage and a detailed infrastructure design team. Not only does the scheme give graduates the opportunity to gain experience across the entire design process, it also allows you to work alongside different people throughout the office. Completing the training programme allows you to gain a good understanding of all areas of design that the company offers. This is something that is quite rare within the civil engineering sector and is a credit to the fact that AWP is committed to the training and career progression of their staff. I have been at AWP for two years and am currently on my second ‘rotation’, having completed 18 months within the flood risk and drainage team.  I am now working within the detailed design team. I have had many opportunities since joining AWP to obtain valuable knowledge and experience which will support me to obtain my Chartership from the ICE and for my future career beyond." Annabel Harris


You will currently be in the final year of your BEng or MEng Civil Engineering degree and will be expecting to graduate with a good (2:1 or above) degree. You will have good written and spoken communication skills. However, what we are really looking for is someone who is enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and be able to work as part of a team. AutoCAD experience would be preferred, and full training will be given.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your qualifications, experience and what you feel you can contribute to the AWP team to our administration team by clicking APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW.

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