Apprentice Digital Engineering Technician

Step Ahead
City of London, London
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


Vacancy with Costain Group, working on the CVB Joint Venture on the Tideway East Project


Level 3 Digital Engineering Technician

Job Title

X 2 Digital Engineer Apprentice

Report To:

BIM Manager

Role Overview

This is an important role within the Design and Engineering department specifically supporting the BIM Manager and technicians. This is a 2 year Advanced Apprenticeship in which you will study a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) by day-release.

The role requires an individual who wants to build career within design and engineering. The person will need to have excellent IT Skills and be quick at learning computer programmes.


Chambers Wharf, Loftie Street, London, SE16 4XQ.


Costain offers a market leading salary and benefits package which vary according to role and level of apprenticeship which may include: Excellent Basic salary, matched employer contributions to a stakeholder pension of up to 10% of salary, subsidised medical and dental care. An opportunity to share in the success of the business through our employee share scheme, an employee assistance programme, enhanced maternity provision including a return to work bonus, 25 days holiday with an option to purchase more and up to two days of paid time as a 'Volunteer'.

Employer Description:

Costain is one of the UK's leading engineering solution providers, delivering integrated consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance services to major blue-chip customers in targeted market sectors

The Tideway Project:

River Thames is at the heart of London, but in recent years it has often been overlooked.

Tideway wants to help change all that. We are recruiting talented people to help us deliver our ambition of re-invigorating a much under-used social, environmental and economic asset.

CVB will be delivering the East Section of a new tunnel to protect the tidal River Thames from the tens of millions of tonnes of sewage pollution discharged into it every year, via overflow points built into the capital's overstretched, largely Victorian sewerage network.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is one of the largest construction projects of its type in Europe. Main construction work on the tunnel, starting in 2016, will take up to seven years to complete.

But it's not just an engineering project, it's about building a London that meets the needs of generations to come.


Whilst studying you will learn to successfully carrying out a number of responsibilities such as:

  • Creating logistics models for optimisation of site layout constraints
  • Supporting the team implementing Virtual Reality technologies in the project
  • Assisting BIM Manager and CAD team with day to day activities
  • Supporting surveyors using point clouds
  • Using BIM software to produce CAD drawings
  • Printing, taking measurements, amending drawings
  • Supporting team with running reports using ProjectWise
  • Supporting the team with our CAD Common data environment - ProjectWise


  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety
  • Contribute to safety initiatives
  • Lead by example
  • Promote and maintain a positive safety culture on the project
  • Do not ignore unsafe behaviour


  • Proactively take measures to eliminate/ minimise potential environmental impacts
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to environmental issues
  • Actively participate in the identification of Environmental hazards and implement site control and preventive measures


  • To follow site Quality procedures
  • Be responsible for the quality of your own work
  • Willingness to learn and continuous improvement


  • Understands key milestones and priorities
  • Work to the deadlines required by your manager

Communication/ Teamwork :

  • Act in the best interests of the Project in all dealings with the client, suppliers, workforce and public
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team to achieve deadlines
  • Good level of written and spoken English


  • Good attendance and timekeeping essentialn

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge

  • 5 GCSEs A*-C grades, including English and a minimum grade B in Maths
  • Good standards of written and verbal communication
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office packages in particular Excel
  • Working independently using your own initiative
  • Interest in design and engineering
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Willingness to work in an office environment using computer based programmes
  • Creating logistics models for optimisation of site layout constraints
  • Supporting the team implementing Virtual Reality technologies in the project