Graduate Consultant – Control Systems (Rail)

SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit Limited

Forming part of our successful Infrastructure sector, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit provides end-to-end rail solutions which enable millions of people across the world to reach their destinations quickly, efficiently and safely every day. Over 1,500 employees across six continents are dedicated to delivering world-class technical expertise across all aspects of rail infrastructure, rail vehicles, signalling and systems.

The scheme

Our UK Rail & Transit graduate scheme is accredited by the IMechE, IET and CILT and has employed over 140 graduates since its launch in 1998. Over two thirds of our legacy graduates are still with our business, with one in five holding leadership positions and our retention rate sits at over 10% above the market average.

The two year scheme provides a clear route for engineers with an enthusiasm for rail into this buoyant industry whilst giving you the flexibility and opportunity to drive your own career. Upon joining us you will be partnered with one of the business’ Chartered Engineers as your “mentor” as well as one of our previous Graduates who will act as your scheme “buddy”. Your mentor will support you through the two years of the scheme and a further two years of continued professional development as part of our Fast Track Program to becoming Chartered.

The scheme is broken into four core elements;

  • The induction & on-boarding program, a busy but exciting four week schedule, aimed at integrating you into the business and the industry. This includes a team building week away, which will give you the chance to experience hands-on rail engineering. It also provides an opportunity to build professional relationships with peers and like-minded professionals to last your career.
  • Internal placements are carried out in a number of departments within the Control Systems team, including Signalling, Train Control, Traffic Management and Telecoms. Further placements in the wider Rail & Transit business may also be available such as in our Electrical Engineering, Software Solutions, Systems & Systems Engineering and Sales & Marketing teams.
  • External placements at depots and manufacturers which give you hands on experience of maintaining and overhauling rail vehicles completing your turnkey experience within the rail environment.
  • Our core training courses allows you to build both your technical and soft skills with a modules supporting leadership, presenting, report writing, practical workshop skills and design & build projects.

What are the Graduate benefits like?

We offer ongoing mentoring, training and support, a starting salary of £28,500, enhanced pension contributions, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), medical reimbursement plans, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

Am I suitable?

  • Are you studying an MEng degree in an Electronic or Communications related field and be expected to achieve a minimum of a 2.1?
  • Is your course accredited by the IET?
  • Have you achieved a grade B or above in A-Level Maths and Physics or equivalent?
  • Do you have strong communication skills in the English language, including demonstrable strength in report writing?

If you have answered yes to all of these questions and you’re interested in becoming one of the leading engineers in the UK Rail industry, then please don’t hesitate in applying.

Closing date for applications is 4th April 2018

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