Graduate Civil Engineer



About I & H Brown

From small beginnings more than half a century ago, I & H Brown has grown into a diverse and successful family business with wide-ranging interests. We operate five distinct divisions consisting of Civil Engineering, Plant Hire, Development, Energy and Farming and Estates.

Civil engineering remains our core business typically contributing over 90% of annual turnover. We deliver complex projects across a wide variety of sectors including infrastructure, roads, energy, waste and marine. It is our highly skilled workforce and client-focused approach that has seen us continue to expand our operations across the UK.

We are a medium-sized family business that employs around 200 people and has a turnover of around £60 million. We have successfully completed civil engineering projects across the length and breadth of Great Britain. Our policy has always been to take a long-term strategic view and to encourage growth through the reinvestment of our profits.

We believe that our greatest strengths are our flexibility, our diversity and above all our client focus. Although our core business remains civil engineering, we have interests across development, farming and energy. This diverse range of activities provides us with resilience and financial stability.

We value our people because we recognise that our business depends on committed individuals who share the company's ethos and objectives. We invest heavily in training and personal development and we encourage staff to take responsibility and to show initiative.

Being privately owned, we are able to operate a Director-led approach to all aspects of our company. This ensures continuity in all aspects of our work. I & H Brown has never stood still. We are always looking to grow from our current strengths and to keep abreast of industry trends.

The role/ responsibilities

The Graduate Civil Engineer will learn and develop the skills necessary to support the project in the co-ordination and control of the onsite construction process. Working with a Site Team you will be given responsibility for a project section or work package to ensure that the site build progresses in line with the plan

We rely on the experience and expertise of our people to help us deliver our projects. In addition to your technical expertise, we are looking for people who demonstrate our values

We expect all staff to contribute towards our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and members of our supply chain.

In return, we offer a challenging and rewarding working environment, with the opportunity to work across a range of high profile projects. Duties and responsibilities could include:

  • setting out the site to ensure the design, measurement and all construction specifications meet with those quantified within the contract documents. 
  • regular coordination with the Site Foreman and Project Manager to ensure the most recent designs are being worked to and implementing and communicating to other operatives and supply chain on-site.
  • ensuring any subcontractors delivering work activities on site all work to safe practices have the most up-to-date drawings and ensure specification is in-line with that agreed by the client and/or any partners. 
  • providing updates to site progress; programme, testing regimes and assurance of quality adherence. 
  • advising the Site Foreman when works items are complete and ready for snagging, commission, testing and/or inspection.

This role would suit a Graduate Civil Engineer looking to take the first step in their career who is eligible to work in the UK.

Training Scheme

I & H Brown provide a fully-accredited Institution of Civil Engineering scheme. A delegated engineer will be assigned to assist and mentor you through this process. I & H Brown has a proven track record of assisting its staff to achieve professional skills with their chosen professional body


BEng in Civil Engineering,

A genuine interest in the construction industry

Applying for the role

In your application, please include the following;

  • Why do you want to work for I & H Brown?
  • What makes you stand out from the crowd?
  • What are you passionate about?
  • How would your friends describe you?
  • What could you offer I & H Brown and why should we choose you?
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I & H Brown Limited

From small beginnings more than half a century ago, I & H Brown has grown into a diverse and successful family business with wide-raning interests.

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