Apprentice Design Engineer / Technician

Start Date:       September 2023 

Locations:       Glasgow / Leeds / London / Manchester

Who we are and what we do

We are engineers with a passion and expertise in the design and delivery of high quality buildings and the spaces in between. We believe in the application of our engineering skills and knowledge to create better and more valuable places. Our engineering is sustainable, cost efficient, elegant and contributes positively to the environment and the way people go about their daily lives.

We are an inclusive employer, committed to ensuring equality and diversity throughout our practice. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates.

Our award-winning practice is now 150+ strong, based across four city centre studios; Manchester, London, Leeds and Glasgow.

Scope of the role

As an Apprentice Civil Design Engineer / Technician, you will be contributing to the delivery of a variety of building and public realm projects across the UK, including residential and commercial development and urban regeneration. You will have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts and high profile private and public-sector clients and collaborators. you will be learning about the design processes while actively engaging with the Civic Engineers multi-disciplinary teams to gain a balanced education in design. We will have a number of opportunities within the Practice across our studios in Glasgow, Leeds, London & Manchester.

Salary & Benefits

We are a Living Wage Employer who also provide a range of excellent benefits.

Day-to-day Learning Opportunities and expectations

Technical; you can expect to learn about:

  • Engineering design and analysis
  • How to assess problems using qualitative and quantitative measures
  • How to write high quality reports
  • How to prepare, present and self-check technical data and drawings
  • How to use industry standard analysis software.
  • How to prepare for and participate in Internal Reviews
  • How to create designs and drawings
  • How to comply with the practice QMS, including self-checking
  • How to provide scope for sub-consultants and subcontractors

Managerial Training:

  • We will help you understand projects to deliver outputs required, deadlines, liaising with the project team members, and how to feed any matters arising back to senior team members
  • How to instruct and brief others in the production of drawings and models while managing the output of information to deadline pressure
  • How to work effectively to collaborate with clients and stakeholders
  • You will also attend and participate in site and project team meetings
  • Understand how engineers contribute to writing bids and fee proposals
  • Learn how to manage stakeholder engagement

 Qualifications Required:

We will take into consideration your academic record alongside the other qualities you can bring to this opportunity. We will discuss with you the best options and routes to your development, and choose the most appropriate academic course for your needs.

Skills/Competencies you should expect to achieve:

  • Strong written, verbal, and report writing skills
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving and attention to detail skills
  • Strong graphical communication skills
  • High level of competence in MS Office products (including Excel and Word)
  • Software analysis skills
  • Strong team working capabilities and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management

Our Values shape our everyday experience at Civic Engineers and embody the expectations we have of the contribution we all make to this unique company.

Be Collaborative
Be Curious
Be Helpful
Be Passionate
Be Ingenious

Join us and help us make a difference!

Send your CV, or a quick note of interest, to and we will be in touch.

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Our process

We are always looking to recruit exceptional people who believe in being friendly and client-focused. We look for personal qualities such as creativity, approachability, enthusiasm and diligence and for team players who are willing to go the extra mile for our clients, collaborators and their colleagues!

We are an ‘Approved Employer’ for the ICE Training Scheme and offer structured and supportive training towards chartered engineer status with the ICE and / or IStructE for ambitious Civil / Structural Engineering graduates.

We always encourage direct applications for all our positions and rarely use recruitment agencies. CV’s sent through by agencies that we have not engaged with in advance of a position being advertised will not be considered via this route.

If you’d like to discuss any current or future job opportunities with us don’t hesitate to get in touch. Regardless of where you’re at in your career, we are always open to having a chat over a coffee. You can email your CV to us below. For details of our privacy policy click here

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