Detailed Job Description
What is Civil Engineering?
Civil Engineering is part of the construction industry; it is the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Infrastructure is works like roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, runways and coastal walls.
Civil Engineering is not the construction of houses or commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals, or shopping centres.
What does a Civil Engineer do?
Civil Engineers are construction professionals who make up site supervisory and management teams with most Civil Engineers working predominantly outdoors.
Civil Engineers turn plans into reality and are responsible for ensuring that projects are completed to a high quality and within the given timeframe. Civil Engineers play an important role in managing health and safety on sites, as well looking after the environment.
As a Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice what can I expect to be doing?
Our Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to train primarily as a Civil Engineering Technician but with the option to progress into Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Buying, Planning or Estimating. Join us as an apprentice and after 18 months you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification ready to begin your career in one of the most exciting industries around!
What project will I be working on?
You will be working on the Luton Direct Air to Rail transit system (Luton DART) which is due to open in 2021.
The Luton DART is being developed to improve passenger journey time and connectivity to and from the airport using a modern, sustainable and efficient system.
Currently, shuttle buses transport passengers between Parkway station and the airport. The reliability and journey time of the bus service can be affected by traffic congestion, which is difficult to predict in advance. These issues can lead to stressful and delayed journeys to the airport.
The new system will be a people-mover of the type found in major international airports around the world. Based on 21st century technology, it will be designed and operated to ensure that services are not only fast, frequent and reliable but also safe, secure and comfortable.
Once in operation, the DART will be capable of operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will significantly reduce the journey time from central London to the airport terminal to about 30 minutes, using the fastest train from St Pancras International.
Its purpose is to transform the experience of those travelling to the airport by rail, and encourage more people to do so, enhancing the airport’s already impressive environmental track record and helping to reduce congestion on the roads.