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Balfour Beatty


About us

We are Balfour Beatty, a leading infrastructure group operating internationally - engineers, builders, project and facilities managers, analysts, consultants and more.

For more than 100 years we have created and cared for the vital assets that enable societies and economies to grow: road and rail; airports, seaports, tunnels and bridges; health and education facilities; heat, light, power and water; places to live and places to work - the infrastructure that underpins all our lives and drives progress.

Our teams operate across the full infrastructure lifecycle:

  • We finance
  • We design and project manage
  • We develop and construct
  • We operate and maintain assets

From our beginnings in 1909 we have grown to become an international business operating in developing and established economies alike. We are one of the few companies with the skills to deliver complex projects of huge scale and take advantage of the growth in long-term infrastructure markets.

The combined breadth of our capabilities and depth of our technical expertise makes us a true international leader in infrastructure. The dedication of our people and the shared values that unite us give our many stakeholders the confidence to trust us and do business with us. We have a collective commitment to operate sustainably and safely wherever we operate.

What could you be doing?

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We specialise in delivering large, complex transport projects in partnership with our customers, new roads, rail improvements, airport terminals... its all part of the day job. We believe these projects should improve the communities in which we work.

Projects include working on:

Power and Energy

Balfour Beatty delivers vital power infrastructure across the UK and internationally. We manage projects for customers across the design, construction, equipping and maintenance lifecycle. This means a role in our power and energy sector is more than just a building job; by providing maintenance to these projects we're there for the long term.

Projects include:


Balfour Beatty is at the heart of efforts to ensure that water supplies and waste water are better managed and that communities and economies are protected from the effects of flooding.

We operate on networks, metering, treatment facilities and supply as well as coastal and flood prevention. Balfour Beatty has been active in the flood and coastal sector for over 20 years working in many areas of the country including Scotland and Wales. This amounts to more than £0.6bn of work with many of the key customers in the sector, including the Environment Agency and local councils.

We're currently working on coastal defences in Blackpool, Redcar, Dymchurch, Selsey, Weston-Super-Mare and on the north Wales coast.

Learn more on our website.

Social Infrastructure

Balfour Beatty invests in, designs, builds and maintains social infrastructure in the UK, US and Canada.

Hospital and healthcare projects range from small, specialist facilities to large, complex, multi-disciplinary hospitals for healthcare authorities. Balfour Beatty is also a key supplier to the US and UK education sector. From schools to hospitals, retail outlets to student flats... we do it all!

Projects include:

  • Commercial
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Judicial
  • Public Spaces
  • Residential Housing
  • Student Accommodation

Careers, Training and Apprenticeships

Graduates, undergraduates and school leavers

We recruit and develop the next generation of future leaders, providing the right stepping stone from education into the world of work. Each day our projects change people's lives and communities for the better. Each year we seek the best candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines to come and join our ever changing business.

We are proud to say that we:

  • Recruit over 100 apprentices each year, adding to the 450 currently under training
  • Annually recruit more than 500 graduates worldwide
  • In 2014, we joined The 5% Club and are committed to the aim of ensuring that 5% of our UK workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years
  • Are ranked in The Job Crowd Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Guardian Top 300 Graduate Employers and Finalist for the Construction and Engineering sector of the National Graduate Recruitment Awards
  • Sponsor 40 ‘Get Into’ programmes in partnership with The Prince’s Trust to provide training and work experience to the long term unemployed.

Why work at Balfour Beatty?

An international company. Fantastic, innovative projects. Great opportunities for career and personal development. Find out more about what it's like to work for us, what opportunities we can offer you and how to apply over on our careers page.

Women in Engineering

We are taking ambitious steps to raise awareness of the need for gender equality in our industry. Through our Women in Business Affinity Network, we are joining together to support, encourage and recognise the women working across our business.

Our Expert women help us create the vital structures and systems that underpin our daily lives, shaping the world we live in.

Find out more about our efforts to raise awareness of gender equality over on our website.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about the work we do, the roles we offer or how you can be a part of our journey then visit Balfour Beatty and follow us here on icanbea... for updates and opportunities.

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