Graduate Site Engineer (Full-time, permanent, UK-wide travel)

Are you looking for an opportunity to kick-start your civil engineering career with a long-standing reputable employer?   

Are you looking to become a specialist in your field and learn from a team of experienced colleagues?  

Would you enjoy the challenge of working on a variety of exciting projects for a diverse client base throughout the UK?  


Due to continued growth and expansion, Drilcorp are delighted to be recruiting to the role of Graduate Site Engineer, specialising in borehole construction and maintenance throughout the UK.

Drilcorp work with major blue-chip clients including public utilities, bottling plants, commercial enterprises and government departments. We are increasingly involved with water boreholes in the ground source and mine source ‘green energy’ sector.

We are seeking a talented individual to nurture and grow with the business. With mentoring support from the experienced team, the commitment to provide ongoing training and professional development, this is a real stand-out opportunity.

The successful candidate will have the chance to work closely with the owners of the business and make a ‘real difference’ at our specialist, family-feel civil engineering firm. You will quickly be given the opportunity to take on key responsibilities and become an integral member of the team.


The role  

The Graduate Site Engineer will be developed to oversee multi-site projects, with clear progression to the role of Site Engineer. Client sites typically have a small expert crew of between 3-5 team members and projects last from four weeks to one year in duration.  


Key responsibilities include: 

Project Management

  • Support the operations management team to plan and deliver multi-site-based projects
  • Project liaison- acting as the point of contact between clients, suppliers, operations manager, and field teams
  • Ongoing operational project management support including- schedules, budgets, working hours, expenditures, site reports and financial records
  • Project meetings attendance
  • Assess project risks and provide solutions with the support of the management team
  • Recording project variations and required document updates

Health and Safety

  • Handling ‘live’ H&S and Environmental documentation and updating daily as required
  • Ensuring site operatives and any visitors comply fully with Health & Safety procedures
  • Preparing contract information packs/RAMS and briefing site operatives

The Graduate Site Engineer will be required to travel throughout the UK between Monday to Friday, along with occasional weekend work. Some periods of office based work in Seaham will be required, however it should be anticipated that approximately 50% of the role will be based remotely on client sites. Candidates should be based in commutable distance to the Seaham company headquarters.


Previous qualifications and experience

Essential requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Geology related disciplines, minimum 2:2 (or equivalent)
  • Experience working in a client/ customer focused environment
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Desirable requirements

  • Professional experience in a similar role to include civil engineering/ construction site-based experience, health and safety management and project management
  • Experience working with New Engineering Contracts
  • CDM training/ knowledge
  • CSCS card
  • SMSTS Certificate

Key capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to coordinate multi-site projects
  • Adaptable to coordinate a variety of projects for a diverse client base
  • Outcome focused with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Health and Safety focused
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Solutions focused, problem solver
  • Team player, with the ability to work independently
  • Confident verbal and written communicator


Salary & Benefits

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered, negotiable by experience. All business travel and accommodation costs are covered through expenses. A company vehicle will be provided along with a fuel card.


Application Details

To apply, please email attaching your CV.

Please note that the successful applicant for this role will be required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Offers of employment will be conditional upon completion of a basic disclosure check.


Contact details

To request the full role profile, please contact Jessica Nicol (Align People HR), by emailing  

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