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Graduate Engineer

Walsall, West Midlands (County)
10/07/2019 (10:29)
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We are looking for a Graduate Engineer who will be responsible for the day to day surveying and setting out duties on sites across our Northern region. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to gain experience in other departments including temporary works design, planning and estimating as part of an approved Institution of Civil Engineers training scheme.

Key Responsibilities:

Engineering control

Setting out of civil engineering and building works on various sites within the company’s operating area.

Understand and interpret the drawings and specifications.

Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise at any time.

Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues,.

Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems.

Health, Safety and Environment

Maintain standards of safety and comply with the company’s health, safety and environment management system requirements.

Take reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others in the workplace.

Quality control

Ensure quality control requirements are met and recorded in accordance with specification.

Assist with compilation of as built drawings.

Interacts with stakeholders around specific work efforts and deliverables.

Able to work within a given budget.

Key Measures & Targets:

Accurate and timely setting out of the works.

Timely handover of works and Quality records without outstanding defects.

Key Relationships:

Develop friendly and professional relations with site workforce and the customer's technical representative. 

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


Newly graduated or due to graduate.

Relevant work placement experience advantageous but not essential.

Civil Engineering degree or equivalent.

Held student membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Excellent communication skills.


Positive outlook.


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

  • 5% Company pension contribution
  • Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
  • Single persons private medical cover
  • Permanent Health Cover

In addition you may be eligible for entry into the Company’s non-contractual bonus scheme, based upon, among other things, the performance of the employee and of the business unit and/or Company.

About Barhale:

Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas.  Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients.  The company employs over 800 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy:  Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. 

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