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Civil Engineering Graduate Apprentice - Glasgow

This permanent position will combine academic learning (on campus) with tutor-supported online learning and work based learning. The apprentice will have one day each week (during term time) for academic learning which will require attendance at the UWS Paisley campus. The apprentice will follow the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Course programme and combine this with an active role in our Asset Management and Operations Department. Course structure can be viewed here Course Structure The position within RES will begin in June 2019 and the UWS course programme will begin in September 2019. Asset Management and Operations provides asset, site, engineering and O&M services across wind, solar and battery storage assets for their Clients across UK&I. This role will support the Civil Engineering Maintenance Manager and will have the responsibility within the operations team in delivering operational and compliance management and support for all Civil Engineering activity including health and safety coordination, quality and environmental management, preparation of weekly progress reports, and procurement including the preparation of specification documents as well as managing the tendering of a civil engineering subcontracts. This role will also include design reviews of existing infrastructure on the operating assets with support from RES internal Design teams.

Organisational Context

The Civil Engineering Maintenance Manager will act as the workplace mentor and will ensure the academic requirements of the role are supported.  The role within RES will be supporting the Civil Engineering Maintenance Manager in examining maintenance practices across the portfolio and ensure consistent standards are applied. You will review new standards and manage the implementation of new techniques across the portfolio. You will be part of the interface between the civil engineering design team and the asset management team making sure escalation action is taken where necessary.

 Key Accountabilities

Completion of the UWS Academic programme with support from your workplace mentor.

Supporting the Civil Engineering Maintenance Manager on the following activities:

Preparation of specification documents.

Managing the tendering of a number of civil engineering subcontracts.

Ensure compliance with the Contract requirements and RES Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies.

The on-site control and co-ordination of the Sub-Contractors and for ensuring their adherence to the applicable Procedures and Method Statements, liaising with the Quality Manager and Safety Manager as necessary.

The maintenance and completion of the Site Quality, Inspection and Test and Environmental Plans.

Implementing all measures necessary to ensure site safety in accordance with RES Safety Policy including:

  • Maintenance and completion of the Site Safety Plan
  • Ensuring all site staff receive safety induction
  • Production of RES and review of Sub-Contractors' Risk Assessments & Method Statements
  • Ensuring that Site Rules are established and observed
  • Ensuring that First Aid, COSHH, welfare facilities are available at site
  • Liaison with the designers and compilation of as-built information


Contributing to the monitoring of progress at site including:

  • Preparation of weekly progress reports to the Asset Manager
  • Management and administration of the various sub-contracts including:
  • Regular site progress meetings and preparing instructions to Sub-Contractors and Suppliers and evaluating Sub-Contractors' claims for payment.
  • Ensuring that Technical Enquiries are processed in accordance with Technical Enquiries Procedure
  • Ensuring that any outstanding works are completed


Provide system upgrade recommendations to Clients demonstrating the financial benefit.

Support adoption (on-boarding) of new assets into the management portfolio.

Build and maintain internal and external relationships to ensure success.

 Mandatory Training

All new members of staff joining RES shall be required to attend all mandatory training courses set out in the induction programme.  For the Civil Engineering Graduate Apprentice this will include:

  • On Site Health & Safety Induction
  • First Aid at Work
  • RES Electrical and Mechanical Safety Rules

Work Based Component of Training

During the time that an apprentice spends with RES, each task carried out shall be documented in the format required by the accredited training organisation.  The apprentice must show repeated evidence that when presented with the various work situations; they apply sound reasoning and correct application of the theoretical techniques learned during the academic section of the training scheme.


UWS takes a range of factors into account when assessing GA applications and will consider combinations of qualifications and experience including:

  • SQA Highers (or equivalent e.g. Foundation Apprenticeship) BBBC including Maths and one Science 
  • Modern Apprenticeship
  • Relevant HNC/D
  • Relevant industry experience
  • A full clean driving licence would be beneficial 


  • Ability to manage the combined demands of workplace and academic learning
  • Ability to work as part of a team, coordinating works of several subcontractors
  • Well organised and have the ability to support others
  • Personable, with good communication skills
  • Computer literate, with knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in an office and site based environment 
  • Be self-managed and organised
  • An interest in Civil Engineering and Renewable Energy 

Posted: 17/04/2019

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Engineering