Graduate Engineer

About £37,000 - £50,000 a year


At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come

Motorway project, Heathrow Airport Terminal 2B to a movie-themed entertainment resort in Kent …to name just a few. We invest in your learning and development and we value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our work. So, if you’re ready, we can’t wait to get you involved!

We are looking for a Graduate/Assistant Engineer to join our Capital Projects Team to implement a range of ‘public realm’ schemes inspired by the need to alleviate road safety issues, through the local safety scheme programme, or schemes that are sites of special historic interest. The role forms part of WSP’s Highways and Transportation services to Westminster City Council (WCC) and entails close working with the contractor FM Conway. We have a team of 50 technical staff co-located in the FM Conway project office in Mandela Way, Southwark, providing design and project management services to the commission.

A typical week would include:
Assisting with the feasibility, design, consultation and implementation of high profile and prestigious public realm highway schemes of scheme value anywhere up to £3 million pounds.
Working within a team to produce designs, drawings, reports and estimates for the above construction projects. You are also likely to be involved in the assessment, design and implementation of safety improvement schemes that are of immediate concern to residents and everyday users, meaning close consultation and communication with our contractor partner, monitoring of construction on site to ensure compliance with Westminster’s standards.

All staff are encouraged and assisted to progress their training towards ICE Incorporated or Chartered status, with internal and external training opportunities provided. You will be expected to participate in and contribute to the graduate training activities in the Mandela Way project office.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:
A civil engineering degree with experience in highway design. At the more experienced level, you will have good post graduate experience in a civil engineering working environment.
A sound engineering foundation and an interest and understanding of highway design principles (alignments, drainage, footway and carriageway construction etc.).
The ability to work effectively with colleagues including more senior and junior staff in producing designs, drawings and reports is essential. You will need to have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.
Basic knowledge to be able to assist in the preparation of designs for highway schemes.
Ability to seek clarity of instructions, check own work before submitting for approval, agree and meet timescales for items of work. You will contribute to the delivery of concept studies and strategies with hands on design, leading to planning applications or construction drawing issue.
Some prior experience of working in a highways or related discipline, either in a client, consultant or contracting role, would be desirable but not essential.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:
Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.