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Trainee Temporary Works Engineer

Requisition ID: 45296

Domain: Construction/Design and Build

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for an enthusiastic Built Environment University student studying in the field of civil, structural or construction engineering for a 12 month placement as a Trainee Temporary Works Engineer based in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire.

Temporary works are the parts of a construction project that need to be put in place to support the permanent works during construction.  Temporary works are either taken down at the end of the project, or in some cases they can be incorporated into the permanent structure.  Examples of temporary work include:

  • Scaffolding
  • Propping
  • Formwork
  • Crane Lifts
  • Site Fencing
  • Trenches
  • Excavations
  • Temporary Slopes

As a Trainee Temporary Works Engineer with Equans, you will join our central team and play an important role in helping us deliver complex new build and refurbishment projects across the region.  You will gain experience working with a variety of construction projects covering everything from community regeneration and refurbishment to repairs, maintenance and housing development

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support construction sites across the region to ensure the temporary works procedures are understood and followed, helping to ensure temporary works are effectively planned, designed and implemented
  • Assisting in the design and checking of engineering solutions in accordance with the relevant British Standards, Eurocodes and Approved Codes of Practice
  • Learn to produce clear, consistent, referenced calculations, reports and sketches
  • Clear communication of design philosophy, risks and requirements with site teams
  • Develop the initiative and confidence to put forward solutions based on sound engineering principles
  • Liaise with other departments/teams in the business to observe and learn about engineering challenges/solutions and the application of engineering principles
  • Use computer aided design (CAD) software to develop design drawings
  • Develop an appreciation of the team’s quality and programme targets, assisting in task management and priority planning
  • Promote safe working practices in all areas and assist in fulfilling SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment & Quality) requirements

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), Women Together (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Studying towards a built environment degree with an emphasis on engineering
  • Enthusiastic to learn in a fast-paced, varied environment with new challenges on a daily basis
  • Good organisational, communication, reporting and presentation skills
  • Problem solving and decision making in line with level of responsibility
  • Pride and enthusiasm for work, and the ability to promote good practice
  • Understand the importance of achieving customer satisfaction by driving and maintaining the highest level of standards and working collaboratively

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.


As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), Women Together (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.