Graduate Opportunity

Quantity Surveying

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About us

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for
governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most
complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and
environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

AECOM is one of the world’s largest professional engineering consultancies, bringing a comprehensive
portfolio of building services and engineering skills to projects encompassing all types of building and
use from world class sporting venues through to commercial properties, healthcare & research, hotels,
industrial & manufacturing, and infrastructure both in the UK and overseas.
We have a number of opportunities across the UK for Building Surveying graduates to work within our
surveying teams, to help provide a range of building surveying services to our clients in the UK and
around the world.

AECOM - Who We Are

AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators, ideators, and visionaries, on a journey to transform our world for the better.

AECOM provides building surveying services to Clients in both the public and private sector, and to
organisations in all areas of the Construction Industry including:

  • Commercial – condition surveys, refurbishments.
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Automotive facilities for Clients such as Rolls Royce, BMW and
    Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Education establishments including schools, academies and universities.
  • Leisure and Culture projects such as theatres, concerts halls and museums.
  • Defence projects throughout the UK.

Project Based (Design) Work

You will have the chance to be involved in all stages of a project; from initial project definition and brief,
design and specification, through to procurement, construction and building use, you have opportunity
to work with a wide variety of clients including some very high profile names, often working alongside
other construction professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. We believe that actually doing the work
itself gives the best opportunity to learn, so you can expect to be given responsibility, and will need to
be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team, all whilst receiving the guidance and support
to allow you to develop.

Professional Based Work

You will be given the opportunity to undertake schedules of condition, dilapidations, party wall works
and technical due diligence work. Working under the guidance of senior staff to enable you to gain
experience and knowledge in these areas.


The Building Surveyor role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the Client, sector and project we
are working for as well as the team for which you will be working with. General Building Surveying
duties are listed below and will be provided as far as practicable to ensure breadth of knowledge for
gaining successful Chartership through the RICS APC.

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design and specification
  • Detailed drawings (CAD not required, but the ability to provide clear mark ups for CAD to
    produce drawings will be expected)
  • Planning applications
  • Listed building and conservation area consents
  • Building regulations
  • Tendering process
  • Contract administration
  • Measured surveys
  • Condition surveys
  • Technical due diligence
  • Dilapidations
  • Party wall awards

A Building Surveying Graduate at AECOM could have the opportunity to assist in all of the above tasks,
and see projects from inception to completion on site.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (min 2:2 or equivalent) in Building Surveying RICS
  • Effective decision making and strong verbal and written communication
  • Proactive and driven approach to work and creating success
  • Ability to working in a team of diverse individuals to meet common objectives
  • Buy-in to achieving deadlines set by Clients and Managers
  • Good organisation skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help
    when needed, as well as support other members of the team


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe,
will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a  core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous
disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes
across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a
tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development
ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have
graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest
standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a
mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the
programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, with significant multidisciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • UK Wide

Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying

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