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Graduate Engineer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,303
  • Sustrans offices in Glasgow or Edinburgh with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 14th May 2023

  • Advertised from 18th April 2023
  • Full Time or from 22.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • Ref: SUS4018


About the role

We are looking for a talented and creative Graduate Engineer to join our Design, Engineering and Assurance team in Scotland.

As the new Graduate Engineer, you will report to and work under the guidance and support of a Senior Engineer. Working closely with the core team, you will be involved in the whole project lifecycle, which will include supporting tenders and funding applications, collaborative design, engagement and consultation with communities, as well as conducting feasibility studies and option appraisals.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your design, built environment and project delivery skills within a world class active travel team. In your daily practice you will apply your academic knowledge in design, engineering and the built environment to developing real-world solutions that achieve Sustrans mission – to make it easier to walk and cycle for everyone.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to the nearest office hub in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to the nominated hub.

About you

You should have experience of infrastructure design, evaluation or appraisal.

You will be skilled and competent in using design software such as AutoCAD and experience in GIS would be desirable but not essential.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge and awareness of healthy street design best practice.

With proven analytical and problem-solving proficiency, you will demonstrate good planning and organisation skills including working to tight deadlines and managing own tasks across multiple projects.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 14 May 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 24th and 25th of May 2023.

To apply, please complete our online application form.

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.