Graduate Engineer

Develop your skills and help shape our future

Location: Various
Contract type: Permanent, Full time
Reference: N/A

Competitive salary

Location: Dewsbury, Garswood, Glasgow, Hatfield

At Mabey Hire, we began making our name in construction over 60 years ago. Now, it’s time to make yours.

We’re a straight-talking team of experts whose goal is great solutions. We work collaboratively with customers, building lasting relationships. And together as one team, with our incredible culture behind us, we’re determined and focused. With you on board, we’ll be unstoppable.

As one of the UK’s leading temporary works specialists, we are on a journey to revolutionise the industry and shape the country’s future. And we’re looking for people who have the energy and potential to develop the skills and knowledge to make it happen. It’s all about removing obstacles, overcoming challenges, and focusing on solutions. From the simple to the extraordinary, we thrive on solving problems.

Graduate Engineer

Join us as an Engineer on our Mabey Hire Graduate Programme. From day one, you will be on a structured programme to build your experience across our expertise, developing skills to design safe, cost-effective temporary works solutions that enable our customers to build, maintain and repair our country’s buildings, infrastructure and utilities. 

As a specialist temporary works provider our business operates as both a design organisation and sub-contractor appointed to supply and install equipment.  This offers our Engineers the opportunity to act as a design consultant whilst also experiencing the logistical responsibilities associated with scheme delivery. You will be exposed to all aspects of engineering, including digital, where we drive innovation through our embedded use of immersive technology.

As part of the team, you will have some of the most experienced people in the industry as dedicated mentors and coaches, helping to train and develop you. You will run projects autonomously and engage with our talented Regional Engineering Managers, Chief Engineer and Directors, who will offer dedicated support and feedback.

You will support our Engineers/Senior Engineers to design temporary works solutions and work closely with Sales and Operations teams to deliver schemes that will delight our customers; covering Excavations, Building Refurbishment Propping, Civils Propping, Formwork and Falsework, and Temporary Bridging. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing design briefs at the outset with a view to ensuring the required information is obtained to produce efficient and cost effective designs. 
  • Working from first principles to produce temporary works designs and checks (CAT 2-3 in accordance with BS5975:2019) 
  • Using your creativity to produce concept solutions for customers which will be developed into construction drawings at detailed design stage
  • Working collaboratively with customers to understand and develop project objectives and building excellent customer relationships 
  • Assisting the team with workflow management
  • Providing technical support to the Sales and Operations Teams (including in-house Construction team), working closely with both to ensure our clients receive the best possible service. 

What you will bring

  • A degree in Civil/Structural Engineering (2:1 minimum)
  • A passion for Engineering with enthusiasm to take on challenges and responsibility
  • Keen interest in temporary works
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


We offer lots of great benefits including a competitive salary, market-leading pension and brilliant health and wellbeing schemes and, more importantly you will:

  • Receive support and mentoring to work towards achieving professional qualifications with the ICE through our ICE-accredited training scheme
  • Have the opportunity to get involved in delivering technical solutions on exciting projects such as HS2 and Thames Tideway
  • Gain exposure to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities that will broaden your experience, knowledge and skills
  • Enhance your ability in both technical and practical application of Engineering alongside developing other attributes such as Health, Safety & Welfare, commercial ability, and management and leadership
  • Collaborate with major engineering contractors and consultancies in order to support a wide-ranging client spectrum including Highways England and Network Rail.

Key dates

  • Applications close on 11:59 pm 19th September 2021
  • We'll be in touch by 24th September 2021
  • You will need to be available for the assessment centre 5th October 2021
  • The start date for the programme is 18th October 2021

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from everyone. 

So, are you ready to make your name?

Apply now for a Graduate Engineer role

Please elaborate on your CV, telling us about why a career in civil or structural engineering is for you, what motivated you to apply for this role and any other information that supports your application.

By submitting this form, you consent to Mabey Hire using the data you have provided for the reason given and to allow Mabey Hire to contact you in the future with relevant news and information. You can unsubscribe at any point from any email you receive or via the methods outlined in our privacy policy

It looks like you are working with our

So that we can assist you further, could you share a few details and your download will start straight away.