Costain

We have a vibrant, challenging and growing business – an environment that provides tremendous opportunities for everybody. So whether you’re an experienced professional looking for a new challenge or just emerging into the workplace, we can offer you the very best support.

About Costain

We are fulfilling our purpose by improving millions of people’s lives across the UK by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to address urgent national infrastructure needs in energy, water and transportation. We employ around 4,000 people and are one of the nation’s Top 100 Most Admired companies and have been named in the Times Top Employers for Women 2018.

Costain has been shaping the world in which we live for over 150 years by continuing to transform. The single biggest factor in our continuing success will be our ability further to embrace the revolution taking place in the use and deployment of technology. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. Now we need more of the brightest and best minds to join us to turn our vision into reality. So, are you ready?

Did you know?

  • We were delighted to be announced as a Times Top 50 employer for women in 2018, a direct result of our focus on being an inclusive company
  • 10% of our employees are on formal flexible working arrangements and we estimate that approximately an additional 30% of employees work flexibly through informal arrangements. To support flexible working, we have made a significant investment in new IT systems and software, which is supporting a 40% increase in minutes spent using video conferencing between 2014 and 2017
  • We invested over £4m on learning and development with over 78,500 hours of training completed in 2017, a significant increase year-on-year. This has helped over 600 employees gain a promotion in the year
  • Costain is one of the best known and most admired brands in the country….and that’s official. Costain was named top of its sector in Management Today magazine’s annual Britain’s Most Admired Companies assessment in 2018
  • We joined the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme in 2017. We will continue to work towards a world where every single lesbian, gay, bi and trans person is accepted without exception
  • We’ve introduced Cultural Flexitime which allows employees wishing to observe holy holidays the flexibility to do so by working on bank holidays in exchange for an extra day’s leave. For example, an employee might choose to work on Good Friday and swap the leave entitlement for a different holy festival such as Eid or Diwali.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We believe that greater diversity will make us a better business, a more creative, innovative, agile and efficient organisation.

Our people are our most important asset and both their physical and mental health is a key to a happy, effective and sustainable workforce. We want our people to be at their best and we recognise that good mental health is an essential element for success. For this reason, the workforce is supported by over 250 mental health first aiders and a range of employment options designed to promote a sensible work-life balance.

In support of this focus and following direct feedback from employees, a dedicated Wellbeing Strategy has been developed which further raises the bar and sets standards for 2018 and beyond. We are committed to building the best team at Costain.

We work hard to create a culture where all our employees are treated and valued equally, where our people can be themselves, thrive and reach their potential. We invest significantly in learning and development, ensuring that our teams have the skills and capabilities needed to meet both our clients’ requirements and their own ambitions, now and in the future.

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