2023 Apprenticeship (UK) - Project Controls (Estimating, Scheduling & Cost) Engineer

Requisition ID: 263282 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Warrington 

Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


We are currently recruiting for long term career professionals, with an initial assignment supporting our Sellafield Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) project. Known as one of the four most hazardous buildings in Western Europe, the Sellafield Pile Fuel Cladding Silo was commissioned in 1952 to safely store radioactive cladding – pieces of metal tubes used for uranium fuel rods in some of the UK’s earliest nuclear reactors. The UK government has partnered with Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions to deliver a system that will allow our client Sellafield to retrieve the decades-old waste, package it safely, and dispose of it permanently. Our highly collaborative relationship with our client and JV partner has led to significant project success, with the first two stages of the program, which successfully readied the plant to begin retrieving waste.


To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants.


Position Summary 


We are currently recruiting for a Project Controls Apprentice to join our PFCS Project team, based in Warrington. You will work closely with our experienced Project Controls team as part of a formal apprenticeship training programme delivered by a recognised training provider. Your work will support the Project’s overall mission to deliver a system that allows our client Sellafield to retrieve the waste, package it safely, and dispose of it permanently.

This role has an anticipated start date of September 2023 and permits part time remote working. This provides the opportunity to work from home part of the time and in the Warrington office approximately 5 days per fortnight.


Through your training you will be supported to:


  • Gain an understanding in the fundamental work processes used in Design and Construction
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the integrated team
  • Support the development of estimates and budgets
  • Support the development of plans and schedules
  • Track performance against the budgets and schedules while correlating performance information against the work processes
  • Analyse variances of both direct hire and contract hire work activities
  • Identify trends where deviations are about to occur unless action is taken
  • Prepare content for project and construction status reports
  • Identify potential scope changes


Skills and Qualifications


  • An Average of 6 or above in GCSE Core Subjects of Maths, English, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Desirable knowledge and interest in design and construction
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise workload



What you can expect from us


At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:


  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme


The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only. Candidate must be able to obtain a SC security clearance.




Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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