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Position: Graduate Engineer
Location: Sydney, NSW


A second generation family owned Civil Construction business with a professional standing in the industry enjoying significant growth is seeking a motivated and energetic graduate Civil Engineer for the Bathurst region.

This person must bring with them a unique approach, diligence, self-direction and above all an eagerness that is infectious and complements and reflects the business direction.

A passion for developing knowledge and gaining hands on experience working alongside a site construction team on a RMS project,with the ability to respond to company structure and systems, combined with a thoroughness of knowledge across construction methodologies, best practice, quality and safety is an essential aspect of this position.

Exposure in a civil on site environment would be desirable. This role is the integral link and technical support to the Project Management Team.

The Graduate Engineer will not fit the traditional characteristics; this person must be able to match the stamina to work at a fast pace in a dynamic environment, a business that is in a fast growth curve looking to make significant difference in the industry.

Essential Competencies:

- Strong interpersonal skills

- Verbal and written capability\

- Applied protocol when interacting with senior management and clients

- Plan and prioritise workloads to meet changing deadlines

- Respond to IMS requirements

- Conversant with civil construction methodologies

- Numeric plan reading competency

The role offers a highly organised, focused and energetic individual the opportunity to put their know-how into practice in a responsive and professional organisation striving for “Distinction”. Adaptability, originalityand high energy will be integral to the success of this post.

Only shortlisted candidates will receive a response to their application. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Please forward your covering letter and CV to: employment@burtoncontractors.com.au