Graduate United Utilities

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

Job DescriptionGraduate (Construction Supervisor) (21691)Job ID:



Bolton, UK



Working Hours:

37.00 per weekJob Purpose

About United Utilities

More than ever before we need inspiring graduates to join us and make the North West greener, healthier and stronger. We all know the challenges of climate change and by joining our graduate scheme you’ll play a role in securing efficient, reliable water resources for customers across the North West.

You may know us for keeping the taps flowing and toilets flushing for customers in the North West, but we’re also a responsible business who cares about delivering great customer service, protecting and enhancing the environment, caring for its communities, and making sure we’re investing in the region to support future growth, address climate change and work in partnership to improve river health.

Whichever scheme is right for you, you’ll be at the heart of bringing innovation and positive change to the water industry.

Ready to live your future?

You’ll be rewarded for your commitment with a starting salary of £30,000, 26 days of annual leave every year, which will increase to a maximum of 30 days after four years’ service, plus bank holidays. Our fantastic benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym, flexible holidays, and award winning pension scheme. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s top inclusive employers.

We are looking for graduates that have the capability to engage with people at all levels of the business and develop into outstanding leaders of the future. We’re looking for inspiring individuals to help deliver our ambitious plans, drive performance and improve customer service in a safe working environment. Sound like your cup of tea? Start living your future today.

Job Accountabilities

  • During the training scheme you will experience project delivery from other perspectives, including design management, contract and commercial management and project coordination where you will manage 3rd party relationships and internal and external stakeholders. We believe working in an inter-disciplinary team is a key requirement in order to deliver innovative, reliable and cost effective solutions that are sustainable and safely commissioned, operated and maintained.
  • You will provide technical input on constructability through the development of the project life cycle specifically construction schedule, Quality, Safety, Environment and cost.
  • Ensure that construction work is completed on time, to scope, and controlling costs and change.
  • Liaise with the project team and report to the Construction Manager on all important construction issues.
  • Ensure contractors and consultants work to agreed scope and Company & Legislation Standards.
  • Identify and monitor construction risks and opportunities during the project lifecycle.
  • Assure compliance with H&S legislation, best practice and Company Standards by the Contractor
  • During your programme, you will be expected to become familiar with the operations structure of United Utilities and how it interacts with the various sections.
  • The final 12-months of the scheme will be spent working as a Assistant Construction Supervisor.
  • You will support the Construction Supervisor in delivering Medium to High Complexity Projects.
  • Work using your own initiative requiring limited supervision from a more experienced Construction Supervisor.
  • Have a flexible style to suit different situations.
  • Effective formal/ informal communication.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks & finite resources to deliver business targets / objectives.
  • You’ll register on one of our Approved Training Programme, and will be supported with your initial professional development towards an Engineering Council approved professional qualification or equivalent

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum 2:1 accredited degree in Engineering or Construction
  • Technically competent with good planning, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Great interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Preferably some contract management/ commercial awareness
  • Good team working skills, possessing ambition and drive

Additional Information

The role requires the applicant to hold a full UK Driving licence and have access to a vehicle for business use.

The role will be working between a United Utilities site/office and construction sites and can offer an alternative base location of Lancaster Water Treatment Works.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre which are taking place between 6th-15th December 2023.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.Closing Date:



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