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Graduate Design Engineer – Astley, Manchester

MGF are currently seeking Graduate Design Engineers to join a leading Temporary Works Engineering Centre in Astley, Manchester. Specialising in temporary works design, the successful candidates will be working within a 35 strong engineering department in Manchester with full tech responsibility for your own projects.

The Role

In the engineering department you will report directly to the Design Manager and have responsibility for:

  • Production of TW’s designs and drawings on a day-to-day basis to satisfy customer demand
  • Checking your own designs and drawings in line with MGF’s quality procedures
  • To produce “one-off” project work as directed by the Design Manager or Senior Engineers
  • Provide technical support to the sales Team / customer (project related/non-project related)
  • Contribute to the smooth and effective operation of the department
  • Follow MGF’s internal QA procedures Self-management of allocated workload to meet customer / business demand
  • Follow MGF’s internal QA procedures Self-management of allocated workload to meet customer / business demand

MGF Design Services provide temporary works consultancy, product design and development, site quality checks, site monitoring, major projects tendering services, technical sales support and infrastructure management services to both internal and external customers. Operating to strict ISO 9001 Quality Systems, MGF Design Services are acknowledged experts in Temporary Works, Geotechnics and Structural Steelwork design, providing state of the art solutions to meet the most demanding health and safety requirements of the Construction Industry.

MGF Ltd. is a rapidly expanding, a highly innovative and digitally advanced market leader in the design, manufacture, hire and sale of proprietary excavation support systems to the Construction Industry. Established in 1981, MGF employ over 380 staff at 11 locations nationwide. We are a highly respected sector leader, well respected for our intelligence, and client focussed approach to delivery of projects. For more information visit

The ideal candidates should have a Civil Engineering Degree and strong analytical abilities. A professional manner with good communication and IT skills is also required. Experience working within a similar design role would be preferred but is not essential as would structural design, geotechnical design and temporary works knowledge. An ICE company approved training scheme will be provided to suitable candidates which has been undertaken by approximately two-thirds of the Engineering Centre. All participants are now professionally qualified through after completing the program at various levels over last three years.

Following a planned and extensive 10-week training programme, the successful candidate would have full tech responsibility for your own projects and be expected to manage their own designs and attend site meetings / inspections nationwide in support of their design work (accompanied at first). The position offers a high degree of responsibility very quickly for candidates with the right aptitude.

To apply please submit your CV together with an indication of your salary expectations to Tom Bogan at or Tom Bogan at MGF Ltd, Grant House, Lockett Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan. WN4 8DE.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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