Graduate Design Engineer

West Lothian - Livingston Depot, Letham Road, EH54 5BY

MGF are currently seeking a Graduate Design Engineer to join a leading Temporary Works Engineering department, based in Livingston, West Lothian.

Specialising in temporary works design, the successful candidate will support the Engineering team based at our Engineering Centre in Astley, Manchester. You will be working within a 35 strong engineering department with full tech responsibility for your own projects.


In the engineering department you will report directly to the Lead Engineer and have responsibility for:

  • Production of TWs 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

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.

Core Requirements

The ideal candidates should have

  • Civil Engineering Degree
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • A professional manner with good communication skills
  • Strong IT skills

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 2/3rd of the Engineering Centre. All participants are now professionally qualified after completing the program at various levels over last three years.

Additional Information

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.

More Details

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 400 staff at 14 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

A competitive salary package is available for the right candidate.

To apply, please submit your CV and salary expectations to Sue McCamley, at:

Or by post :

Sue McCamley
Head Office
Grant House
Lockett Road
Ashton in Makerfield