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Cundall

As a firm of leading multidisciplinary consulting engineers, Cundall focuses on designing environmentally sustainable buildings to a high standard of creativity and excellence.

Services include structural, civil and building services engineering, transportation analysis, town planning, IT and communications, geo-environmental and environmental impact assessments.

Graduates joining Cundall contribute to truly prestigious projects – anything from a corporate headquarters or school, to a retail park or luxury apartments. You will find yourself working for high profile clients, and alongside some of the UK’s leading architects.

Established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1976, Cundall has offices across the UK in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester. And it’s expanded internationally too, with four offices in Australia: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, plus offices in Cyprus, Dubai, Spain, Romania, and China.

Cundall people are all hardworking, dedicated and creative engineers who love their work. Each office provides a friendly environment where everyone’s voice is heard, and where creative engineering inspires everyone. This is an organisation which takes professional development seriously. Regular training courses will hone your existing skills as well as developing new ones, and graduates can become chartered with ICE or IStructE through Cundall’s recognised training programmes.

Find out more about what Cundall has to offer at www.cundall.com

CORE BENEFITS

  • 23 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays)

  • Sick pay scheme which increases with length of service

  • Permanent health insurance

  • Pension

  • Flexitime

  • Paid overtime

  • Access to telephone counselling - 24 hours a day

  • Professional subscriptions

Life assurance

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS (allowing staff to tailor their benefits)

  • Ability to buy or sell holiday

  • Private medical cover

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • Accor childcare vouchers

  • Eyecare discounts

  • Other benefits, including discounted spa days and cheap wine!

Graduate profile: Freya Murray
After graduating in Structural Engineering with Architectural Design from Heriot-Watt University, Freya spent the summer as a full time athlete before she started looking for a job. "I had seen Cundall’s work in the press. I wanted to work for a company where I could become chartered and this combined with Cundall’s variety of disciplines and projects were the main reasons why I applied" explained Freya.

"When I left University I felt I lacked practical experience, but I have been given the opportunity to gain that knowledge here. It has helped me to understand the theory I learnt and the projects I have worked on have given me a lot more confidence in what I am doing. There is always someone there to help, if I need it."

"Seeing things in real life helps them to make sense. Cundall has given me the opportunity to work on a range of projects and spend time on site as well. As I settle in I am being given more and more responsibility – and I am now going to client meetings as well, which is really interesting. I am currently involved with some really varied projects – including the regeneration of a workshop/office building, and Durham County Cricket Club."

Freya is aiming to become chartered, and has support and guidance from Cundall. "I have regular updates with my mentor and the senior engineer that I work with. They help me to ensure that I am undertaking what I need for my training and assist me in achieving my objectives."

Graduate profile: Michael Dennison
Michael Dennison is a driven person – he knows what he wants and if he is not happy he will do something about it. The first firm he went to work for after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc in civil engineering did not give him the career opportunities he wanted. So he looked about for other opportunities, and soon moved on to Cundall.

"I could see the company was expanding quickly and is very successful," recalled Michael. "The Manchester office was growing fast, and I wanted to get in there. I’m really happy I made the move. I am working on some great jobs – my biggest project at the moment is a quench tower for a steel works at Port Talbot – a structure that will use water to cool coke heated to 1000°C."

"Cundall has met my expectations as a company to work for," Michael continued. "There is a lot of work, so we are never short of anything to do! The benefits are good, and, just as important, there are some great people here that I enjoy working with. I get a lot of responsibility – a lot more than I initially expected, but that was what I was looking for, so I am happy with that. It’s a firm that really gives you the chance to show what you are like. It is giving me a lot of support. I am working towards going for Incorporated Engineer status at the moment, and after that I am planning on Chartership. The firm is international, and there are opportunities to work overseas, especially in Dubai or Australia, that will be worth exploring."

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