Company: Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

For almost 110 years we have created and cared for the vital assets that enable societies and economies to grow: road and rail; airports, seaports, tunnels and bridges; health and education facilities; heat, light, power and water; places to live and places to work – the infrastructure that underpins all our lives and drives innovation. From our beginnings in 1909 we have grown to become an international business operating in emerging and mature economies alike.

We are one of the few companies with the skills to deliver complex projects of huge scale and take advantage of the growth in long-term infrastructure markets.

For more information on Balfour Beatty please visit their website:-

https://www.balfourbeatty.com/

Twitter: @balfourbeatty

Construction LIVE 4 – Friday 15th November @ 10:30am

Construction LIVE 4 – Friday 15th November @ 10:30am

Think you know about construction? Watch the biggest construction broadcast of 2019 recorded live from Bishop Young Academy in Leeds!

Construction LIVE is a live streamed event that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about construction in 2019 and the exciting developments happening within the sector.

This live, interactive event will feature a Q&A session with industry professionals, trainees, and young people curious about a career in construction. Questions submitted from both the live and virtual audience on key topics such as: the importance of investing in infrastructure, and why construction should be considered a ‘first-choice’ for young people, will be addressed by our panel, and broadcast in real-time.

The live chat is always open next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the panel of experts in construction.

Broadcast length = 40 mins

 

Graduates Live with Amin Gholamzadeh, Graduate Electronics Engineer @ Balfour Beatty

Amin Gholamzadeh, Graduate Electronics Engineer

I have joined Balfour Beatty as a “Graduate Electronics Engineer” in 2016 following a 4-years Masters in “Electrical and Electronics Engineering” from The University of Manchester. My work involves Research & Development of novel solutions that enables remote monitoring of various railway signalling assets in both UK and abroad. My day-to-day activities are a mixture of System Engineering, Software Engineering and Hardware Design. I work closely with customers who are railway operators in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong to better understand their needs and offer optimum solutions for their signalling problems.

Graduates Live with Al Whitehead, Graduate Quantity Surveyor @ Balfour Beatty

Al Whitehead, Graduate Quantity Surveyor

During the first two years of my career with Balfour Beatty I was based at Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering in Derby. This role allowed me to experience a number of challenging and interesting projects installing the foundations for a wide range of structures; such as Central London skyscrapers, UK Rail and Road infrastructure, windfarms, and Amazon distribution centres. However, I have recently moved within the business and I am now based at Balfour Beatty Regional (North & Midlands) in Leeds. Here, Balfour Beatty deliver a number of major Civil Engineering and Construction projects in the region.

I joined the Balfour Beatty graduate scheme as a non-cognate graduate (i.e. my first degree was in a subject unrelated to Construction – History) and I am currently studying for my Master’s degree in Quantity Surveying at Nottingham Trent University, which Balfour Beatty are sponsoring me to complete. I attend university one day a week and work the remaining four, and I will finish my studies in September 2018.

Graduates Live with Jonathan Owens, Graduate Engineer @ Balfour Beatty

Jonathan Owens, Graduate Engineer

In August 2016, I joined Balfour Beatty as a Graduate Engineer after studying an MEng degree in Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University. I began my career by working for Balfour Beatty Rail for just over a year, and have since transferred within the company to work for Balfour Beatty UKCS. My time is now primarily spent on site, working mainly on Highways schemes and ensuring that this essential infrastructure is built correctly.

I think that the highlight so far has been working on my first site based project; as a whole the project won a Silver Considerate Contractors award for collaboration. The project really illustrated the benefits of working together in construction, and the project was handed over early, under budget and with no issues!

Graduates Live with Dan Williams, Graduate Civil Engineer @ Balfour Beatty

Dan Williams, Graduate Civil Engineer

After joining Balfour Beatty in September 2016 I have spent the first stage of my career on the Power Transmission & Distribution graduate scheme. I joined the company after completing an MEng degree in Civil Engineering at Plymouth University and so far have spent the majority of my time working in Scotland. I have already been involved in a range of exciting power transmission projects including an overhead line innovation installed by helicopter, and a high voltage cable to connect up the highest altitude windfarm in the UK.

Graduates Live with Ben Drane, Business Management Graduate at Balfour Beatty

Graduates Live with Ben Drane, Business Management Graduate at Balfour Beatty

On this broadcast Ben discusses what he did prior to joining Balfour Beatty, what part of Balfour Beatty he works for and what is his current role. He talks about the placements he has done so far during his time with Balfour Beatty. We are joined by West Derby School with the students listening to Ben and how he got into the construction industry.

 

Graduates Live – Sabih Rehman, Graduate Civil Engineer @ Balfour Beatty

Sabih Rehman, Graduate Civil Engineer/ Contracts Engineer

I am currently on a Graduate Programme with Balfour Beatty which lasts for 2 years and will be Contracts Engineer on completion. I joined Balfour Beatty straight after 5 years of studying a Masters in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Bradford. I work within the Balvac Department who focus on specialist repairs and my day to day job involves me actively working on site projects and also carrying out all of the Quality Assurance for the schemes. These projects can be anywhere in the UK and can last from 1 week to a couple of years.

Apprentices Live – Balfour Beatty

Find out more about being a Commercial apprentice for Balfour Beatty – one of the world’s biggest construction companies.

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. We finance, develop, build and maintain innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We provide the essential infrastructure assets societies need to function, develop and thrive. Our teams operate across the full infrastructure lifecycle:

  • We finance
  • We design and project manage
  • We develop and construct
  • We operate and maintain assets

With more than 100 years of experience in delivering highly complex infrastructure projects, we know how to operate with the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise, integrate with clients and local supply chains and work with local communities.

We operate principally in the UK and the US, with developing businesses in Canada, the Middle East and South East Asia.

 

https://www.balfourbeatty.com/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships/

Construction LIVE 2019

Construction LIVE 2019

 

Think you know about construction? Watch the biggest construction broadcast of 2019 recorded live from Scarborough TEC College!

Construction LIVE was a live streamed event that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about construction in 2019 and the exciting developments happening within the sector.

This live event focused on technology and engineering and how it is used within the construction sector in 2019. The live broadcast featured graduates and apprentices from Balfour Beatty along with invited questions from a live and virtual audience throughout the interactive broadcast.

The live chat is always open next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the panel of experts in construction.

Broadcast length = 50 mins