If you’re looking for a career as an Engineer, you’ve come to the right place…
reed.co.uk has thousands of new engineering roles on offer every single month, with some of the top companies in the UK hiring on an ongoing basis. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in the industry, or you’ve got years’ worth of experience – we’ve got you covered.
To help you start your search, here are five of the top engineering companies hiring right now:
Who they are – Established in 1887, Skanska is one of the world’s largest project development and construction groups – and one of the UK’s leading contractors.
What they do – Skanska help to construct, upgrade and maintain buildings and infrastructure right across the country. Their work can be seen in everything from major projects, such as the Gherkin and Crossrail, through to smaller community developments. For example, they’ve built more than 40 schools in Bristol alone over the last 10 years, delivering 7,500 new primary school places.
What roles are on offer – Jobs with Skanska include top-level engineering roles, such as Project Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Design Engineers, as well as jobs for Surveyors, Site Managers, and EWM consultants. They also offer a range of apprenticeships, for anyone just starting out in their career.
Why you should work for them – Skanksa really care about sustainability. In fact, they use their Skanska Color Palette™ to measure and guide their green activities – which helped produce their first Deep Green project in the UK, Bentley Works in Doncaster. It was built from sustainable sources, generates its own energy, harvests water and has a near zero carbon footprint. No hazardous materials were used and zero waste was sent to landfill during construction.
Who they are – Scania are one of Europe’s leading suppliers of heavy commercial vehicles, employing over 49,000 staff in 100 countries across the world.
What they do – They specialise in the manufacture of heavy trucks and buses. However, they also manufacture diesel engines for heavy vehicles, as well as other industrial and marine engines.
What roles are on offer – From Apprentice to Master Technician, from Parts Professional to Sales or Service Manager, the company offers a complete career track for anyone looking to pursue a career at the cutting-edge of the automotive industry.
Why you should work for them – As part of a global organisation, Scania can offer opportunities for career progression and self-development both within and outside of the UK. So if you’re looking for the opportunity to work abroad as part of your career, they could be the company for you. They also offer a full programme of training courses – from recognised qualifications to leadership initiatives delivered at their award-winning training centre in Loughborough.
Who they are – Severn Trent are one of ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales – and also one of the largest. Over their more than 100 years’ worth of history, they’ve gone from being a regional water authority to becoming an integral part of the FTSE 100.
What they do – They help over 8 million people – from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, mid-Wales to East Midlands – enjoy the wonders of water every day. Whether it’s for a cup of tea or a shower in your home, or life-dependent water supplies for hospitals, nursing homes, schools, or anywhere else.
What roles are on offer – If you’re passionate about solving some of the world’s biggest challenges and you’ve got enthusiasm in abundance, they want to hear from you. Jobs on offer with Severn Trent include Maintenance Technician and Design Engineer, as well as roles in commissioning projects and hydrogeology.
Why you should work for them – Water touches all aspects of our lives, defining everything from the clothes we wear to the food we eat, and even the way we build our communities. Working for Severn Trent means making a difference to people’s lives every single day. That could mean investing in renewable technologies, finding smarter ways of testing waste water, or reducing the use of chemicals in our water systems. And as they promote 60% of their staff from within, your career will have the opportunity to grow as you do.
Who they are – HS2 will be the UK’s newest dedicated high-speed railway, connecting London to Birmingham from 2026 and then, along a Y-shaped route, to Manchester in the West and Leeds in the East from 2033.
What they do – They’re responsible for delivering the whole HS2 project, which will involve laying 345 miles of track over the next 15 years – and connect over 100 UK cities as a result. Aside from helping bridge the north-south divide, the scheme will alleviate congestion on our current lines, as well as increase trade, boost tourism and regenerate towns across the country.
What roles are on offer – They’re looking to fill a wide range of positions, including Maintenance Engineers and Construction Managers, as well as Project Managers, Town Planners and procurement professionals.
Why you should work for them – HS2 is an unparalleled venture in modern engineering. As well as pioneering the use of leading technology, you’ll be setting new engineering, environmental and safety standards every single day. So, not only will it be a great learning experience, it’ll also be a great asset to add to your CV – instantly adding value and demonstrating to employers that you are one of the very best in your chose field.
Sir Robert McAlpine
Who they are – Established in 1869, Sir Robert McAlpine is a UK-based, family-owned building and civil engineering company.
What they do – Being a leading construction firm for more than two centuries, they’ve worked on everything from housing and building projects in small towns across the UK, through to constructing some of our country’s most iconic structures. Notable projects include the Olympic Stadium, O2 Arena, Emirates Stadium, the Eden Project, Cabot Circus in Bristol and the M74 Completion in Glasgow.
What roles are on offer – Anything and everything in engineering. So whether you’re a recent graduate looking for work as a Civil Engineer, a Quantity Surveyor, Planning Manager, or an experienced Chief Engineer, Sir Robert McAlpine have a role out there to suit you.
Why you should work for them – With an industry-leading package and exceptional training, this is your chance to develop an exciting and varied career path in a company which treats all of its employees like family. If you want to be the best at what you do and to work on projects you can be truly proud of, this is the right company for you.
Honourable mentions: Balfour Beatty, Tata, National Rail, Mercedes, the British Army.
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