Graduate Lifting Engineer


Graduate Lifting Engineer (0849)

Job Title: Graduate Lifting 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.   

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 2:1 or higher   
  • Entry degrees will be listed within each of our graduate vacancies and differ from     role to role 

Role Overview 

This role is within the Select Plant Hire business. A graduate lifting engineer will be part of a proficient technical team who provide technical appraisals on proposed schemes which deliver safe and efficient lifting solutionsThere will be a possibility to transition to other Select Plant Hire departments after 1 year to broaden knowledge of the business 

Key Deliverables and Accountabilities  

  • To appraise the requirements of the customer and to develop a cost-effective lifting solution.  To ensure that the solution delivered is achievable and that accurate data and information is supplied. 
  • Work with the different Lifting Solutions departments to develop cost effective and productive tower crane proposals. 
  • Visit site as and when required, develop and review with the client the tower crane scheme proposals. 
  • Visit Select Plant Hire and customer offices as and when required to develop and review with the project team the tower crane scheme proposals. 
  • To understand the requirements of both current legislation and HSE guidance. 
  • Promote full adherence to Health and Safety requirements to ensure risks to employees and other contractors are removed and appropriate actions to redress any issues implemented.  Promote a zero tolerance of unsafe practice through challenge where issues are identified. 
  • Discuss and issue to the tower crane Sales and Operations Managers any changes to the proposed schemes to allow any cost implications to be assessed. 
  • Produce 2D CAD drawings using Autodesk AutoCAD software to issue to the Client.  Plan, elevation and climbing sequence drawings to be produced to establish and develop the crane and hoist schemes. 
  • Produce CAD drawings of tower crane tie arrangements to establish the tie details.  Calculate the tower crane tie forces using structural analysis software. 
  • Provide guidance and technical solutions to the different Lifting Solutions departments on crane issues. 
  • Work with the Clients Temporary Works department to provide technical information to enable innovative and workable engineering solutions. 
  • Process tower crane foundation and base loads.  Issue the loads to the Client to enable the crane base to be designed. 
  • Work closely with the tower crane manufacturer to gain approval for technical issues outside the general scope of operations set out in the technical manuals. 
  • Liaise with the tower crane manufacturer on technical issues as they arise. 
  • Work closely with the tower crane manufacture to develop new products and updates to the existing crane fleet. 
  • Transition to other Select Plant Hire departments such as modular accommodation, hoists and specialist lifting to gain a breadth of knowledge. 
  • Willingness to work additional hours outside the contracted hours as and when required. 
  • Willingness to stay away from home as and when required. 


Dartford – Head Office  

Degree Subjects   

Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree's will be considered  

Professional Accreditation  

Depending on your degree subject: IMechE, ICE, IStructE    


Recruitment Process 

 There are 5 stages to our Graduate Development Programme recruitment process: 

 STEP 1  


Complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter.  

 STEP 2  


Your application will be reviewed against the requirements for the role you have applied for.  

 STEP 3  


You will be invited to complete a series of psychometric tests tailored to the role you have applied for.   

 STEP 4  


Upon successful completion of online tests, you will be invited to a video interview.  

 STEP 5  


Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment. 

The safety of our people, and of our candidates is our priority and in the current climate, we may alter the format of our assessment centre; either replacing it with a virtual event or where it is safe to do so, and in line with government and health authority guidance, host a socially distanced, covid-secure day. 

Providing you are successful at the assessment centre, you will receive a written, formal offer of employment. This will be a provisional offer that is subject to your degree classification and successful background security and reference checks. 


 **The Graduate Development Programme will commence in September 2021** 

 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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