Consents Graduate

28 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Consents Graduate

About Ferrovial Construction UK&I

Ferrovial Construction is the UK based engineering and construction arm of the Ferrovial Group. It is the largest private transport infrastructure operator in the world in terms of capital invested with a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees, and a presence across 15 countries with over 60 years' experience. It is a Spanish multinational company operating through 4 divisions; Airports, Highways, Construction and Building subsidiaries. Ferrovial are committed to developing sustainable and innovative solutions, with the aim to create value for society, and for clients, investors and employees.

We design and construct some of the UK and Ireland's most high-profile transport infrastructure projects. We have the strength and depth to deliver complex major projects in-house, drawing on international expertise and full asset lifecycle capability. We provide our clients with cost-effective, value-added solutions and design and build sustainable assets for people and places

Our 2019 turnover was GBP345m in the UK and globally GBP4.7bn. Our UK order book is currently GBP1.35bn and globally GBP11.4bn. We work in the UK for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks valued from GBP50,000 to over GBP1bn.

We maximise potential through continuous professional development and create an equal, inclusive and diverse place to work to drive innovation.

At Ferrovial, we have five core values: Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity and Respect. We are proud of our work and values which we live by to achieve our goals.

Whilst working on large complex projects, you will be encouraged to achieve your maximum, all the while having support and guidance. An ability to work well in a team is key to the delivery of our projects, so that effective communication skills are critical.

Ferrovial prioritises the mobility of its employees as a means of fostering talent. The company has set up a Global Mobility Portal, which operates as an internal job board where employees can find all openings worldwide. The company is keen for graduates to move overseas and gain experiences of different cultures and business ways and methodologies.

The role

Ferrovial Construction is looking for a Consents Graduate to assist with the management of consent submissions on a variety of major UK infrastructure projects. The Ferrovial 3-year graduate development programme is designed to develop personal, professional and technical skills through a blended approach. You will work under the supervision of our Consents Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

The consents graduate's key responsibility would be to support the entire consents team. They would assist the team in the management of the Consents Register, ensuring document control of consents submissions is managed appropriately and undertake consents compliance tasks.

Description of Activities to be undertaken

* Work within the consents team providing support in forecasting and recording all required consents to be sought for the project works, including highways, environmental, planning and other associated Licenses

* Assist in the finalisation of submissions in accordance with the document control procedure.

* Under supervision of the Consents Manager, maintaining the consents register, with appropriate links to the project programme, monitoring and tracking consents through their process from inception to discharge of conditions.

* Assist in the production of monthly reports, highlighting consents performance and key risks

* Develops a knowledge of third-party approvals (when required, content of applications, timescales), and utilises this knowledge in order to proactively advise site-based teams of likely future consent requirements.

* Assists with proactively driving the effective discharge of all relevant consent commitments on behalf of the project through:

* Assisting team members to understand relevant commitments and conditions of obtained third party approvals, working with them to ensure they progress their role on the project in a manner compliant with the various commitments

* Undertaking compliance audits/inspections, some of which will be worksite-based

* Compiling evidence to provide to the Riverlinx SPV as required to demonstrate effective discharge of consent commitments, and provides an update on compliance within period reports

* Under supervision, liaise with third parties as required on matters associated with consents

* Assists the contract in the maintaining of positive relationships with third parties from which consents are sought, and commitments held.

Skills and Competence

We are looking for graduates with:

* Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at a variety of levels

* Excellent written and oral English language

* Degree or Master's in Civil Engineering / Project Management /Town and Country Planning (All disciplines considered)

* Right to work in the UK & Ireland

* Motivated to learn and add value to the team, the role and the Graduate programme

* Analytical thinker who enjoys problem solving

* A proven team player who can effectively work with others

* Enjoys working under pressure to meet deadlines

* Proactive approach to working and learning

* Commercial awareness and an understanding of the industry

* Familiar with all Microsoft packages

Interpersonal Skills:

* Highly motivated

* Logical thinker with a willingness to learn

* Resilient and a flexible approach to working

* Results driven with strong communication skills

* Works well in a team environment


* Consents experience

* Knowledge of environmental legislation

* Knowledge of planning requirements

Other details

On the Ferrovial Construction Graduate programme you will get:

3-year development programme in line with Ferrovial's framework

Work with Contractors and Sub-contractors to develop effective partnerships

Attend a variety of blended training to develop your technical, professional and behavioural skills

Gain an understanding of Ferrovial Construction from a global perspective, with mobility opportunities

And much more??????

Please note that this job description does not represent a comprehensive list of activities and employees may be requested to undertake other reasonable duties

Ferrovial Construction UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and as such treats applications equally and recruits purely based on skills and experience

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