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Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures. Our Engineering Tomorrow strategy is about identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions. Our strategy will ensure we remain competitive and continue to deliver shareholder value for years to come. We deliver a broad range of innovative services across the whole life-cycle of our customers’ assets through the delivery of integrated consultancy, asset optimization, technology and complex delivery services.

Our strategic focus is to enhance our growth and strengthen our market position by providing innovative, sustainable solutions to meet increasingly complex and large-scale national needs.

We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs across the sectors in which we work; Rail, Highways, Power, Oil and Gas, Water and Nuclear process. As a result, our key priorities are:

  • Unique customer focus
  • Skills and experience of the team
  • Technology integration capability
  • Range of innovative services
  • Financial strength
  • Proven track record
  • Reputation, values and responsibility

Everyone at Costain is committed to being customer focused, open and honest, safe and environmentally aware, team players and accountable.

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Our Values

Everyone at Costain is committed to being:

  • Customer focused
  • Open and honest
  • Safe and environmentally aware
  • Team players
  • Accountable
  • Innovative – improving continuously and therefore the...

  • Natural choice.


Costain is an inclusive employer: we promote equality, diversity and inclusion from recruitment and selection, through to training and development, promotion, reward, recognition and retirement.

We are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. We support our supply chain and encourage companies who work with us to have an active commitment to our approach on equality and inclusion.

We have monitored our diversity profile for the last six years, which shows a fairly consistent profile of female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees.

We are a member of Business in the Community’s Workplace Gender Equality campaign to share ideas with other industries to improve the attraction and retention of women in the workplace. In 2013, we strengthened our commitment by becoming signatories to Opportunity Now’s Project 28-40, a pioneering study into the experiences of women in the workplace. The focus of the study is to gain valuable insight and identify actions aimed at improving the attraction and retention of women.

Benefits at Costain

List of all the benefits that Costain are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Holiday & Time Off
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company Shares
  • Company Car/Allowance – Grade Dependent
  • Dental Care
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Benefit
  • Charity/Volunteering

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