Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment. We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.
Why we love construction
Hear from our colleagues about why they love working in construction and their advice on how to gain work experience and get into the sector!
It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success. We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.
We offer a competitive salary attached to this role and a variety of company benefits also.
Year Out Quantity Surveyor
Join us in building a better future… together and be part of a reputable leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit out company. These are exciting times at Tilbury Douglas, so are you ready to develop your career and be part of a valued team?
Currently studying towards a degree in Quantity Surveying (or related quantity surveying degree)
Hold a full UK driving licence and will have access to a vehicle for the duration of the placement
What you can bring
Strong numeracy skills and the ability to learn sophisticated design and costing IT packages
Ability to read and understand construction drawings (with training)
Ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information simply to a diverse range of people
Ability to work in a multi-functional and dynamic team environment assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
Self-motivated with the enthusiasm to learn and develop
Ability to take responsibility and be accountable
Attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines
Practical and logical qualities with a methodical way of thinking
Creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
Strong communication skills
Supporting with the measurement and valuation of works in progress. Participation in the management of the supply chain and project costs of construction projects to ensure the overall financial success of a project. Supporting the commercial team with the commercial management of all or part of a project and/or a number of trade packages within the project.
What you’ll be doing:
Participate in the analysis, preparation, and management of all costs, from initial cost assessments through to project completion
Selection and management of suppliers and sub-contractors
Become an expert in contracts, financial management and contract law
Assist with the monthly/quarterly compilation of data to monitor the performance of the project
To meet with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide information relating to land, property or construction
To undertake costings and/or measurements and/or valuations using data collected from research
Buying of materials and services from smaller companies
Monitoring and management of these smaller companies to ensure that goods are delivered and work is completed on time
To ensure requests for payment are made on time and on a regular basis to the business for whom we are working and that these payments are received and payments to smaller companies are made promptly.
What we can offer you
Competitive placement salary depending on level of experience
12 months placement on live construction projects
Support from our professionally qualified team to coach and mentor you, providing you with quality site experience
Opportunity to be sponsored by Tilbury Douglas for your final year at university and join us as a graduate on completion of your degree
26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
Company pension scheme matched up to 8%
2 days' volunteering opportunities
Employee Assistance Programme
Perks at Work Employee discount scheme offering discounts on a range of categories such as electronics, home appliances, food & groceries, car buying, travel, fitness and more
Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
Bike to work scheme
Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attraction
How do I apply?
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Our deadline for applications is Tuesday 31st January 2023. As our placement opportunities are incredibly popular to avoid disappointment please get your application in as soon as possible. You will need to answer some questions so we can find out more about you and what you can bring and upload your current CV. If you successfully meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process which will involve some online tests. The final stage of the recruitment process will be an interview with our hiring managers at a regional office.
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