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Graduate Civil Engineer

SLR Consulting
City of Edinburgh
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

SLR’s busy Civil and Structural Engineering team in Edinburgh have an opening for a Graduate Civil Engineer to join and support their teams on a variety of engineering projects. 

We are looking for someone with a 2:1 or first class degree within Civil Engineering, with a relevant MEng / MSc a desirable attribute, who has a general understanding of Civil Engineering principles. You may also have a student level ICE membership or above. 

You, as the successful candidate, shall initially provide office-based support to senior engineers in Edinburgh, working across a diverse range of projects. This exciting position shall suit an individual who is keen to develop their skills and knowledge in renewable energy, waste/recycling and environmental engineering sectors. The successful candidate will assist with various engineering design work, preparation of contract and tender documents, specifications and associated duties.

The successful person must also be able to drive and be willing to provide site supervision work on projects across the UK, as an element of the role shall involve attending site to witness live construction works. This shall involve being away from normal home location.

Upon joining SLR you will be enter on to our accredited Civil Engineering Training Scheme and be expected to work towards professional qualification with a recognised professional body.

The type of work we undertake will help support and develop the successful candidate towards chartered status. 

We hope this opportunity interests you and we look forward to receiving your application.

This role is aimed at new graduates looking to start in Summer 2024, but graduates with experience will be considered.

Deadline for applications is 30th April 2024.

The role
We will provide you with training and development to assist with the following duties:
-    Supervision of construction projects and record keeping
-    Coordination of sample collection and processing of results
-    Working as part of a design team reporting to a senior engineer
-    Assisting with the compilation of design and tender packages
-    Assisting Project Managers with the management of engineering projects such as power, general infrastructure, and waste management facilities, and residential throughout the UK
-    Supporting with report compilation
Due to the training nature of the role it is expected that you would typically work from our  Edinburgh office, but Hybrid working is possible.

About us
SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with 3000+ employees across 6 regions – including over 1000 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a company pension plus excellent healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer flexible, agile and hybrid working which enables staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.

About you
The successful candidate will have a 2:1 or first class degree within Civil Engineering and have a full driving licence in addition:

  • A general understanding of Civil Engineering principals;
  • You should be able to demonstrate you can work independently and are organised and a logical thinker.
  • You should be numerate and confident with data and IT literate with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • A willingness to learn and ability to cope with working on different types of projects simultaneously
  • a relevant MEng / MSc is a desirable attribute

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SLR
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and our expectations go beyond purely complying with legislation. Through our Regional DE&I Committees, Global Council and Employee Networks, we foster an inclusive environment where all individuals regardless of their background can thrive.

For more information on our commitment to DE&I, and the great work we are doing, please click here: and scroll to the bottom of the page.

To apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you, so click apply or you can submit your application at:

Should you require any special adjustments throughout the recruitment process with us, please let us know. As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we seek to ensure all applicants have equitable support when applying to SLR.


Organisations across the world today are facing unprecedented pressure to take an active part in creating a more sustainable and just future.

SLR exists to support clients on this journey. Our strategic, engineering and technical teams take the pain out of navigating the ever-shifting context of sustainable business and support you in Making Sustainability Happen.

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