2023 - Graduate Structural Engineer/Site Engineer

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2023 - Graduate Structural Engineer/Site Engineer (3181)

Job Title: Graduate Structural Engineer/Site Engineer

We're looking for bright and committed graduates who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.   


Role Overview

A Temporary Works Design Engineer is responsible for production of drawings, calculations and specifications for a diverse range of permanent and temporary works schemes, as well as the provision of buildability, construction methodology and value engineering advice for live projects and tenders, as required by the business.

They work within the Temporary Works Design team in Dartford or Manchester under the guidance of Senior Design Engineers.

Temporary Works Design Engineers are part of the Engineering Job Family and Technical Function, which is there to ensure technical excellence, assurance and performance across all projects and opportunities from pre-project, early engagement and work winning through to detailed delivery. All of our engineers are part of our Engineering Enterprise and are aligned with our overall strategy to maximise DFMA, Digital Engineering, and Early Engagement.

You will receive the appropriate on and off the job training to allow you to become an experienced Laing O'Rourke engineer.





Degree Subjects   

Civil Engineering


Professional Accreditation  



Key Deliverables and Accountabilities of a Site Engineer

  • Work closely with the Design Engineers to provide engineered solutions, ensuring safety in design and good practice.
  • Ensure company QA procedures are followed.
  • Preparation of calculations, reports, drawings, and specifications for a diverse range of temporary works schemes.
  • Preparing engineered solutions using all mainstream structural materials (i.e. steelwork, reinforced concrete, timber, etc.) to the Eurocodes and relevant industry guidance.
  • Understand the CDM Regulations and designers' responsibilities.
  • Highly computer literate (MS Office including MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint, PDF Editors).
  • Knowledge of working with Eurocodes and British Standards and other industry guidance.
  • Knowledge in the use of design and analysis programs (TEDDS, Scia Engineer, STRAP, AutoCAD and Revit) is beneficial to the role.
  • Knowledge with a range of proprietary falsework, formwork and shoring equipment.
  • Knowledge in geotechnical design.
  • Knowledge of BS5975:2019.
  • Become a graduate member of the ICE or IStructE and work towards Chartership.


The Laing O'Rourke Graduate Development Programme - what can you expect? 


Our graduate programme is designed to embrace and develop your capabilities. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to continue learning throughout your career. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your personal development and the achievement of professional accreditation as a priority.  
Our programme will give you the practical experience, technical learning and professional development while being part of the some of the most exciting construction and infrastructure projects in the UK.  


Entry requirements 

  • We are looking for graduates who meet the following criteria: 
  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable 
  • Full mobility as you may be required to relocate for your role 
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills 
  • A degree course with a clear route to professional accreditation  
  • Your degree classification should be 2:2 or higher  
  • Entry degrees will be listed within each of our graduate vacancies and differ from role to role


**The Graduate Development Programme will commence in September 2023**


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.




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Private Medical Insurance
Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Company Car / Car Allowance (*Role dependant)
Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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