This area is ideal for ex-Forces personnel looking to put their leadership skills to use. If you’re able to get the best out of people and keep them safe, you can play a vital role in delivering hugely important projects.

Working a Supervisory or Operations role means swapping hugely important missions for hugely important projects, ranging from landmark builds to fast-paced maintenance projects. You’ll learn and develop your skills working on a variety of complex projects. And you’ll still have the satisfaction of returning home, knowing that you’ve done something you can be proud of.

At Balfour Beatty, we look out for each other. We’re focused on safety and wellbeing and are proud of our positive and supportive culture. This means you’ll have everything you need to concentrate on doing your best work. And if you ever need any extra support, you can always call for reinforcements.

Which roles can you choose from?

  • Supervisory roles
  • General operative roles
  • Specialist maintenance (mechanical or electrical)
  • Control room & scheduling
  • Traffic Management

Robert's story

Raising expectations and raising money for charity

After 13 years serving in the Royal Engineers, Robert’s got bags of experience working alongside engineers on construction sites all around the globe. The transferrable skills he’s developed over this time made moving from the Armed Forces to Balfour Beatty a completely logical step.

After hearing about Balfour Beatty, Robert felt that we recognise the skills that Armed Forces personnel can provide. Like Robert’s people-management skills for example, he believes that if you can manage volatile situations in hostile environments, you can manage people anywhere. Some of the most important skills he uses now were gained during his years of service.

The way Robert sees it, the Armed Forces and the construction industry have an awful lot in common. This makes it an ideal career choice for people like him, who love being outdoors, and enjoy working with their hands.

He’s really enjoying his time with us and is looking to progress further in his new career. He’s had a lot of proud moments with us so far, but one that deserves a special mention is the charity walk he organised in the Highlands of Scotland, where Robert and three other ex-Armed Forces guys raised £3,000 for the Royal British Legion.