Job title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor – South West
Company: Balfour Beatty
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Graduate Quantity Surveyor
We have designed our commercial two-year Technical Graduate Scheme to start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. So, expect well-structured training, incredible projects, talented colleagues and loads of hands-on experience.
Your time on the programme will see you gaining all kinds of specialist technical skills and eye-catching achievements. You will be joining a leading international infrastructure group shaping innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth.
We deliver projects of differing size and scope throughout the UK and you will play a key role in ensuring we make the optimal margin on a project. Working as a valued member of our commercial team, you’ll be involved in many aspects of quantity surveying.
We will develop your technical and leadership skills to help you reach your full potential and as your programme progresses you will have increased responsibility; working with experts who will share their knowledge, provide support and give invaluable feedback so you never stop learning. You will be part of a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.
Our Quantity Surveying Graduates follow a training programme as part of our accredited RICS scheme, geared towards you achieving Chartered Surveyor status.
Depending on project requirements, you could be site, office based or both. We anticipate having positions available at Avonmouth (Bristol) and also in Bridgewater (Somerset). Please see our separate vacancy listing if you are interested in our role based in Plymouth.
None of our projects, from vital routine maintenance to ground-breaking high-profile builds, would happen without our Commercial team. So, when you join us, you’ll quickly become an absolutely vital part of life here.
Your day to day responsibilities may include:
- Locate, track and assemble pre and post contract documentation, complimented with the necessary administration skills
- Measure, record and value work supervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures
- Collation of Cost and Value information
- Responsible for weekly and monthly works programmes
- Understanding commercial risks
- Allocating work to subcontractors
- Valuing completed work and arranging payments
- Making sure a project meets legal and quality standard
What we’re looking for:
- A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you may be required to relocate and/or travel as part of the programme)
- A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
- A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence decision making
What you’ll need:
- A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management
- Ideally have a placement or experience within a commercial environment
- Eligibility to work and live in the UK
- A full, clean UK driving licence
Please note our graduates for the 2022 intakes will typically start in April or September, so please ensure when completing your online application form that you clearly state your availability and whether an April and/or September start date would work for your current circumstances.
Salary and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will also be covered.
For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what’s involved in the scheme, visit our website to learn more. Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact
Closing Date – applications are open until Monday 14th February 2022 but we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.
At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business.
To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at
To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. Further information on Disability Confident can be found at:
Balfour Beatty is also leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Job date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021 05:22:36 GMT
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