Work Winning Graduate Programme - Highways

West Midlands

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Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Work Winning Graduate Programme - Highways
Construction, Engineering, Graduate, Infrastructure
Contract type
Full time permanent
West Midlands

Would you like to work for an inclusive and collaborative company which is also one of the most successful within the UK infrastructure and construction industry?


Who we are at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

We deliver some of the UK’s most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of Highways, Energy, Water, Nuclear, Rail and Aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through our innovative and responsible infrastructure.

Our people are our business. Through their expertise, we harness innovative ideas and approaches that enable us to safely and responsibly design and deliver resilient infrastructure upon which we all rely. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £3 billion.


Our Graduate Programme

Our structured development Graduate programme covers a variety of personal development and technical training to support your well-rounded development. Our programme blends practical exposure to enhance your discipline specific abilities whilst enhancing your individual personal development during your early career. 

You’ll also be offered a professional scheme mentor, to help you expand graduate membership of your specific chartered body.

We have a great group of early careers currently in the business and plenty of experienced colleagues who get involved in supporting you at every step of the way!


About the project

Our Highways team delivers everything from high-profile national projects to local schemes, ranging from new or enhanced roads to renewal of existing infrastructure. We improve road journeys for millions of people every day.

Our projects are built on being a responsible business, protecting people and delivering benefits to the environment and local communities.

Our Work Winning team bid for frameworks and project opportunities across Highways, Aviation, Environment and Defense sectors. Key customers include National Highways and Local Authorities. We also work collaboratively to support other infrastructure opportunities across the wider business.  

The work winning team is fast paced, exciting and a collaborative environment where we track opportunities, engage customers, and develop proposals, programmes, and prices to secure future work for Morgan Sindall.

The role will be based at our Head Office in Rugby. You will also be expected to visit live construction sites and potential future project locations so the ability to travel is a must.


What will you be doing?

During your 2 year Graduate Programme, you will work within a friendly, busy and professional team engaging with various work winning roles across all stages of the bid process.

You will help us to win work by, researching and developing compelling written responses, supporting all stages of a typical tender process. This will include a combination of analytical research, answer planning, bid writing, editing, reviewing and proof reading.


You will:

Produce professional documentation, to a high standard, with a particular focus on accuracy for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The role will also include:

  • Actively contributing to various bid meetings
  • Undertaking visits to live construction sites to support data and evidence capture
  • Interviewing operational experts to obtain evidence and information for bids
  • Produce compelling case studies and evidence write ups
  • Working in a busy environment and experience of working to pressured deadlines for multiple submission is key.
  • Experienced in producing and analysing spreadsheets and databases
  • Being creative or displaying journalistic skills when producing reports and documentation to accurately portray and sell the company’s products and services.
  • Being able to focus on collation of documentation and large amounts of information for long periods of time is a requirement.
  • Willingness to learn and develop yourself, either from shadowing others through to completion of further learning is encouraged and supported.


What qualifications do I require?

A degree accredited by a chartered body (e.g. ICE, CIOB, RICS) at lower second or above, or a degree in English Language or journalism with an interest in engineering or construction.

Ability to travel or drive to remote site locations if needed

Exposure to a construction/engineering environment is preferable but not essential


You will need the ability to:

  • Set goals and secure the right resources to achieve them
  • Look for opportunities in difficult situations
  • To prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Speak engagingly by using facts and examples to support your point
  • Show you are listening by using open ended questions to deepen your understanding
  • Help others to stay positive, by helping them see opportunities
  • Develop ideas by considering different perspectives
  • Contribute to group decision making, whilst recognising the value of other ideas
  • Speak adaptively by changing the content depending on the response of listeners
  • Manage time and share resources to support completing tasks
  • Work well with others by understanding and respecting diversity of others' cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds
  • Listen to others and record important information as I do

Why join our team?

We already have a great cohort of early careers Graduates and Apprentices in the business and plenty of experienced colleagues who get involved in supporting you at every step of the way.

You’ll also be offered a professional scheme mentor to help you on your path to chartership with your specific chartered body.

Please visit Working with us | Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to understand our values and company benefits.

We work on a range of exciting projects in various locations across the UK, you can read more about them here.


Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited as a Disability Confident employer.  We have also been awarded platinum accreditation against the Investors in People Standard.

Please note Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. We have a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies.


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