Graduate Civil Engineer

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As a Graduate Civil Engineer in the Power and Hydro Team, you will play a vital role in supporting the operations and development of our dams and hydro works. This position offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging environment. You will gain hands-on experience and mentorship from experienced professionals in the field.

Established since 1929, ALVANCE British Aluminium, part of the GFG Alliance, owns and operates the last remaining aluminium production plant (smelter) in the UK and a connected hydropower electricity generation station located on the slopes of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. A combination or renewable energy sources makes this site one of the greenest metal production plants in the country.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Project Support: Assist in the planning, design, and execution of civil engineering projects related to power and hydro infrastructure.
  • Site Investigations: Carry out civil engineering inspections of Hydro scheme structures including dams, smelter and power station buildings and structural steelwork.
  • Documentation: Prepare technical reports, project specifications, and construction drawings in compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with multidisciplinary teams, including electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineers, to ensure integrated and efficient project delivery.
  • Quality Assurance: Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with design specifications, safety standards, and quality requirements.
  • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve technical issues that arise during project execution, providing innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Sustainability: Support initiatives aimed at improving the environmental performance and sustainability of power and hydro systems within the smelter.
  • Professional Development: Participate in training and development programs to enhance your technical skills and professional growth.

Working with Us 

We work collaboratively with high energy and ambition to develop sustainable growth plans for our business, our future and our careers.
We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer-centricity and diversity. Our people are our greatest asset.

If your true passion in life is to help create a better world through the work that you do, we would encourage you to think about Alvance British Aluminium, part of GFG Alliance   You will have the opportunity to thrive, make a difference and leave a legacy to both industry and society.

  • Civil Engineering degree or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with professionals from various disciplines.
  • Meticulous and thorough approach to engineering tasks and documentation.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced and changing environment, with the ability to manage multiple priorities.


  • Experience: Internship or work experience in civil engineering is an advantage, preferably in the industrial or power sectors.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in civil engineering software (e.g., AutoCAD, Civil 3D, STAAD.Pro). Familiarity with project management tools is a plus.

Benefits and Reward

We can offer you the opportunity to be part of a strong and talented team, taking part in rewarding work, with supported learning and development, along with an excellent work-life balance. 

For your commitment, drive and outstanding performance you will be rewarded with

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8 public holidays
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company pension contribution from 4% up to 9%
  • AVIVA Life Assurance (6 times the salary)
  • BHSF Cash Health Care Plan
  • Onsite Gym and access to a variety of Employee wellness initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education Support Grant, £1000 for each child in university paid annually
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Employee Reward and recognition programme
  • Employee Discounts – Inclusive rewards (Salary sacrifice scheme, discounts, cashback)

This role does not provide VISA Sponsorship. 

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