Apprentice Engineer (Degree Apprentice)

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Department: Technical & Operations

Main Location: Braintree

Reports to: Associate Technical Director

Direct Reports: N/A

The Main Purpose of the Job:

The successful candidate will develop the necessary skills and confidence to work as a highly competent and motivated Engineer within Swann Engineering Group. The role will provide work-based secondments within a structural steelwork engineering and manufacturing environment and will support and enhance the academic work being done as part of a degree-based apprentice programme. The role will include rotation around the business with work-based secondments including CAD/Production, Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering and Project & Commercial Management. The role will enable the successful candidate to fulfill their academic study time in line with the National Degree Apprentice Programme. Upon completion of the initial rotation around our primary engineering departments, the successful candidate will progress their career as either a Civil/Structural Engineer, Project Manager, or CAD Designer.


Duties Include:

CAD Team

  • Contribute to production engineering and liaise with the manufacturing department, producing high quality DXF files for programme input to the CNC/Plasma machine.
  • Undertake a wide range of design work, producing reinforced concrete foundation drawings, steelwork fabrication drawings and 2D and 3D elevation design drawings.
  • Create design drawings using the companies BIM software โ€˜Teklaโ€™.
  • Create accurate material schedules for material ordering.

Engineering Team

  • Undertake steel tower (GDC) assessments using tower analysis software & appraisal spreadsheets.
  • Undertake site and client visits as required.
  • Undertake steelwork structural design including steel member design checks and connection design, using industry standard analysis software, design spreadsheets and hand calculations.
  • Undertake foundation design.

Projects Team

  • Co-ordinate telecoms project work, liaising with client, design and site teams.
  • Monitor and track project budgets and deliver steelwork projects within budget.
  • Ensure steelwork Works Orders (WO) are successfully issued into the factory and that programme milestones are understood and agreed upon.
  • Co-ordinate project deliveries to site to ensure construction work is started and completed on time.
  • Sequencing and programming of site works with third parties and service providers
  • Managing CDM and Health & Safety obligations through the life cycle of a project

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two A-Levels, grade C above, with one subject in science and/or maths, or alternatively; NVQ level 3 in an Engineering subject
  • Five GCSEโ€™s including Maths and English
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and developing
  • Willingness to show initiative and take on new challenges
  • Computer literate & conversant in the use of software packages such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word.Full driving licence.

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