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Graduate Building Project Manager

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The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We are trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we are driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering. 

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Estates Services is a diverse department within STFC providing professional Estates management to enable science. The department covers all aspects of Estates operations including managing the significant capital development programme, planned and reactive maintenance, asset replacement, site works projects and improvements. The Estates team consists of professional project managers, MEP design Engineers and core technical staff.  The in house team is supported by 3rd party SME’s managed through service contracts.

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About The Role

We now have an opportunity for a Graduate Building Project Surveyor who will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Estates capital building programme; to include overseeing the successful delivery of assigned works to programme and within allocated budget. You will engage with and consult with RAL stakeholders and connected third parties regarding Major Projects, including the capture of the “brief”, interpretation of requirements and preparation of Valued Engineered specifications, with the aid of the M & E Department and other specialists.

This role also gives the opportunity to take on some supervisory responsibilities for projects, and managing externally appointed professional teams and contractors.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and resolve requests for information from the contractor delivery team to the Estates client stakeholders.
  • Assist in the coordination of contractor works with building user operations, ensuring that CDM requirements are met.
  • Proactively and strategically plan project construction activities to avoid impacting upon the scientific programme.
  • Liaise with the client to interpret and define project requirements, scope and budget prior to works instruction.
  • Prepare estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Projects at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
  • Instruct, implement and manage projects using NEC3 TSC and NEC3 ECC processes and protocols.
  • Procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and Quality assurance.
  • Project management of various projects incorporating all building disciplines, with assistance for M & E and other specialist trades.
  • Ensure the Users acceptance and sign off the completion of Project works.
  • Available for RAL Call-Outs and weekend working when required.

The above duties will require limited travel and may involve occasional overnight stays.


  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above in a construction discipline in either 2017, 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019.


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Job ID Number: IRC248634
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 24th, 2019
  • £26,560 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Didcot
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Structural

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