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About Costain

Recognised as one of the UK's leading engineering solutions companies, and featured in the nations's Top 100 'Most Admired' companies, Costain was founded in 1865 in Liverpool by Richard Costain and now has its headquarters in Maidehead. Costain had a turnover of £1.1 billion in 2014 and are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Costain Group operate in the following sectors; rail, highways, power, oil & gas, water and nuclear.

Costain have been involved in the following major projects: Thames Barrier, Kings Cross Western Ticketing Hall and Dubai International Airport. Costain is a rewarding place to work, creating and developing solutions and improving infrastructure. Costin are committed to both sustainability and operating in a responsible manner, their message 'Costain Cares' drives their business and is integral to everything they do as a firm. Costain employer over 3,300 people in various roles.

Costain Group are working with Skanska to construct the new Crossrail station at Paddington, this helped to divert 710 tonnes of material to landfill.

Did you know... since 1943 Costain has produced in excess of 50 million railway sleeps made from precast concrete.

Did you know... 100 Tesco stores have been built by Costain Group since 1967.


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"I worked within the design and construction sector, supporting the design managers on client changes plus supported the mechanical services construction managers. Day to day involved site visits, meetings with supply chain, reviewing engineering drawings and production and management of technical documentation." Read full review


"Site engineer wokring with Shaft team carrying out vaious task on and off site including permit organisation, writing Risk Assessment / Method Statements, helping organise work etc." Read full review

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