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Graduate Quantity Surveyor - Devon, Exeter

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Job Summary

We have an immediate graduate opportunity in Exeter for a Quantity Surveying graduate to join our project cost management team, to help provide construction cost management services to our clients in the UK. AECOM provides Cost Management services to Clients in both the public and private sector, and to organisations in all areas of the Construction Industry including:

  • Commercial – new build, refurbishment and fit out for major property developers
  • Education establishments including schools, academies and universities
  • Residential developments for developers an local authorities
  • Leisure and Culture projects such as theatres and museums
  • Infrastructure schemes, including large scale highways and water projects.

Graduates will have the opportunity to work on local projects, as well as to interact with teams based across the UK and potentially further afield.

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You will also have chance to be involved in all stages of a project; from initial project definition and brief, cost planning, through to procurement, construction and building use. You will 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.

Job responsibilities

The Cost Management role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the Client, sector and project we are working for. The role is generally split in to pre and post contract duties, which can include:

Pre-Contract:

  • Cost modelling and cost planning
  • Benchmarking
  • Value and Risk Analysis
  • Life Cycle costing
  • Procurement tasks and managing tender processes
  • Compilation of contract documentation

Post Contract:

  • Attendance at site progress meetings
  • Completion of Valuations
  • Financial reporting
  • Review and management of change control procedures

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying
  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive.
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions.
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant work experience would be advantageous

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programmes supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighbourhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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