Undergraduate in Construction

Undergraduate in Construction

Job Overview:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Undergraduate in Construction to join our team in Birmingham, West Midlands.

As a well-established groundworks and civil engineering company supporting major construction projects, McDermotts offers a dynamic work environment where you can gain valuable hands-on experience in the construction industry.

This is a paid undergraduate position for 12 months, with opportunities for growth within the company.


  • Assist senior team members in various construction projects, including highways infrastructure, car parks, public realm developments, and industrial/commercial schemes.
  • Participate in on-site activities to gain practical knowledge of construction processes.
  • Collaborate with project managers and engineers to ensure project timelines are met.
  • Learn and apply industry best practices in construction methods and safety protocols.
  • Support the pre-construction team with research, documentation, and project coordination tasks.
  • Contribute to the preparation of tender documents and bids under supervision.
  • Attend meetings with clients and stakeholders to observe communication strategies.


  • Pursuing a degree in Construction Management or related field.
  • Strong interest in the construction industry with a focus on civil engineering projects.
  • Basic understanding of construction terminology and processes.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Eagerness to learn and take on new challenges in a fast-paced environment.
  • Availability to work full-time hours based in Birmingham.


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance

Why join McDermotts?

At McDermott Civil & Engineering Ltd, we take pride in our rich history of supporting major construction projects across the country. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, gain hands-on experience, and be part of a supportive work culture that values teamwork and success. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.

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