Placement Mechanical Engineer

JN Bentley

Placement Mechanical Engineer

Salary Not Specified

JN Bentley, Exeter

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 6 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: bb1b2f4d98c04c10a461bec0141796ba

Full Job Description

As a placement student, the opportunity that JN Bentley/Mott MacDonald Bentley will provide is the chance to work within the water sector[DM1] . Mott MacDonald Bentley is a design and build business combining the design expertise of Mott MacDonald with the contracting experience of JN Bentley; operating across water, energy and environment sectors throughout the UK.

You will work on projects that have been secured on a long-term framework with South West Water, delivering schemes across the region as part of the water non-infrastructure programme.

As part of an established and collaborative team, you will work alongside other early career professionals where you will learn from a broad team of experienced and early career professionals, while understanding what makes us different and our values and culture[DM2] . It's also a great chance to get involved with live projects while gaining experience relevant to your degree, having exposure to the Mott MacDonald global network and to network with people from other frameworks around the business.

Our placements last for between 6 and 12 months, working across both design and construction teams, to offer the broadest exposure to the water industry. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and innovative people working towards a degree in Mechanical Engineering. This role will be based in Exeter, with sites covering Devon and Cornwall.[DM3]

Water is an essential part of our everyday lives; our teams are responsible for providing solutions across clean water non-infrastructure projects, including water treatment work, service reservoirs, UV treatment and pump stations. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a project or a small portfolio of water projects of various sizes from outline design through to completion.

As an MEP Engineer you will:

  • Support the Project Team in coordinating multiple aspects of different Projects

  • Liaise with Sub-Contractors & Suppliers

  • Approve Drawings and Designs of Suppliers

  • Oversee the activity of Sub-Contractors & Suppliers on the Site

  • Assist with maintaining our world class safety culture of our critical designs, health & safety documentation, O&M manuals, and commissioning plans.


  • Candidate Specification:

    To join us for a placement year you must currently be at University or looking for a pre-university placement.

  • Candidates must have a degree relevant to Mechanical and electrical engineering (recently completed)

  • A full UK driving licence is desirable

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

  • Confidence, motivation, plus the ability to hand multiple tasks and problem-solve

  • Excellent commercial awareness

  • Strong organisational, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • A positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure

    At JNB you will be offered a competitive salary and our core benefits include:

  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Health cash plan