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Where you could fit in

We look for people to work across our industry sectors in consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance.

Costain has 20 ‘job families’ across the group within which we develop our staff and encourage career development.

These job families include:

  • Project management
  • Engineering and design
  • Commercial, finance and accounting
  • Front line supervision and operations
  • Land surveying
  • Facilities and administration
  • Health safety and the environment
  • Bid management, authoring and editing
  • Estimation
  • Graphic design
  • Business systems
  • Information technology
  • Human resources
  • Geotechnical services.

Most of our people will be based where our customers need them on projects throughout the UK but we also have office-based opportunities. At various times we have vacancies at all levels including operators, middle and senior management.

Starting out?

If you are looking to enter the industry for the first time you will normally need to meet our entry standards for any specific vacancy. We do however work with a number of organisations, including the Prince’s Trust, to help ensure that our opportunities are open to people who may need help in demonstrating how they meet our entry standards.

If you’re at school and there is a Costain office or project near to you, Costain may be able to offer you work experience. If you are successful, this could lead to an apprenticeship or sponsorship at university.

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