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In Engineering Design Services we focus on civil engineering and providing a design consultancy service to both the private and public sector. Our core business is the design and construction of highways and highway structures, but we also manage the maintenance of County's highway structures and operate a building and structural design service.     

Working for the local authority will enable you to develop technical, managerial and commercial skills through the varied work experience offered by our programme of civil engineering infrastructure projects.   

You will work as part of a large integrated team from different engineering disciplines on diverse projects ranging from new buildings to new highways, drainage infrastructure to the improvement or replacement of existing structural assets or enhancing existing farming infrastructure and waste management facilities.  With such variety we think we provide a great grounding to the start of your engineering career!     

On a day to day basis you will be able to get involved in these projects. Typically your work would be producing feasibility studies for new schemes; undertaking the technical design of new highway structures using a broad range of techniques including advanced structural modelling software; communicating and liaising with stakeholders and the public; preparing and tendering construction contracts including drawings, specifications, and contract documents; and construction site supervision and contract administration.   

This is a 6 year programme and we are committed to supporting you every step of the journey from apprentice to Incorporated Civil Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers.  We provide on the job training and training courses, supported by our accredited Institution of Civil Engineers training programme. Registration and Subscription fees are all paid for by us.   

This your chance to develop your skills and experience at the same time as making a real difference to the people of Warwickshire.   


What qualifications will I need?  

You will need one of the follow to apply: 

  • BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade in A level Mathematics or subject to passing an appropriate assessment in Mathematics 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma grade DDD including the two Mathematics units, ‘Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems’ and ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’ or subject to passing an appropriate assessment in Mathematics 
  • AAA grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical Science. Applicants with a strong profile but without A level Mathematics will be subject to passing an appropriate assessment in Mathematics.   

You don’t need to have practical experience of working on Civil Engineering projects if you do it is a real advantage.     

How often you usually recruit?  

We normally recruit every 2 years, usually in March/April with a start date in March or September.      

We have a 3 step appointment process; application, assessment centre and, for those who perform well at the assessment centre, an interview.  

Other information 

We pay £19,312 raising to £30,451 over the course the scheme; subject to any pay awards.  While we don’t guarantee a role at the end of the program, most of our trainees are successful at applying for roles with us and choose to stay with us!    

We offer hybrid working and will work with you to get the right balance between working with and learning from your colleagues and the opportunity to work more flexibly.  

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