BMAC Careers Guide 2012: Balfour Beatty

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company name: Balfour Beatty

Company website:

Address: Stockley House, 130 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LQ

Number of employees: around 50,000

Contact details: +44 207 216 6800

Company summary

We are a world-class infrastructure business - the experts in everything from financing, planning and design to construction, maintenance and support. Operating in over 80 countries, we are a leading business in many of our markets and are setting the industry standard for ethics, safety and sustainability.

Pay and benefits

We believe in rewarding and encouraging loyalty within our employees. All employees can participate in our SIP Scheme (Share Incentive Scheme) and our flexible benefits scheme, as well as enjoying a great pension scheme and holiday entitlements.

Promotion and development

If we are to realise our ambitious plans for growth, we need to invest in the talent and potential of our people. And if we are to retain talented people in the group, we have to show that we are committed to their development by offering a broad range of opportunities and careers.

Company culture

Our reputation gives our customers, employees, partners, suppliers, investors and the many communities that we serve the confidence to trust us and do business with us. Our four group-wide values of Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Respect are essential in helping to guide our employees and the way that they behave.

Diversity, social responsibility 

Our long-standing commitment to equal opportunities is woven into the very fabric of our company. Having respect for others is an integral part of our working culture and constitutes one of our core values. Balfour Beatty works at the heart of local communities around the world. We believe that in addition to the huge contribution we make to the physical fabric of society, we have a responsibility to support its social fabric too. This is done through our role as a major employer, supporting organisations and activities that aim to improve social cohesion and inclusion.

Environment and sustainability 

Sustainability touches every aspect of our business. It affects our behaviour, impacts our costs, creates new business opportunities, sharpens our competitive edge and helps us contribute to our customers' long-term profitability.


A strong culture of collaboration means we can share and develop our deep expertise and deliver complete solutions in a unique way for the benefit of our customers. We offer four broad capabilities, each of which is world class in its own area. These include infrastructure investments, professional services, construction services and support services. We are increasingly bringing together more than one capability to reduce interface risk in the delivery of complex projects. The combination of this breadth of capability and depth of technical expertise makes us a leading global infrastructure business.


We are global company with great opportunities for career and personal development and fantastic, leading-edge projects. The scale and international reach of our business, combined with our plans for growth, means that we are uniquely placed to deliver high-quality career development. It's our commitment to realising our people's potential across the company that helps to make a career with Balfour Beatty stand out.

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