Graduate Quantity Surveyors

Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Construction.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management.

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Company Description

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organisations 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. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Job Description

We have a number of opportunities across the UK&I for Quantity Surveying graduates to work within our cost management teams, to help provide construction cost management services to our clients in the UK, Ireland and around the world. 

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. 
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Automotive facilities 
  • Education establishments including schools, academies ,colleges and universities.  
  • Health and Science – for leading edge health authorities and research organisations 
  • Residential developments for major developers 
  • Leisure and Culture projects such as theatres, concerts halls and museums 
  • Infrastructure schemes, including large scale rail, 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.   

You will have the opportunity 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 work with a wide variety of clients and designers including some very high-profile names.  We believe that 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. The role is generally split in to pre and post contract duties, which can include: 


  • Cost modelling and cost planning 
  • Benchmarking 
  • Value and Risk Analysis 
  • Attending design team meetings
  • Procurement tasks and managing tender processes 
  • Compilation of contract documentation

Post Contract: 

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

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

Professional Development

Our Development Programme, 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 Programme forms 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 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 different disciplines, every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live and 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. We will push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time – our pass rate far exceeds the national average.

You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

National chartership support network

The journey to Chartership is challenging however at AECOM we have a strong support network to help you be successful. Within each office a dedicated coordinator will connect you with a supervisor who will mentor you throughout, whilst our dedicated Chartership Steering Group drives our strategy and maintains close relationships with our accrediting bodies.

Training programme

Our Training programme ADVANCE focuses on providing the necessary tools to navigate your early career with focus on EDI, social value, wellbeing, career development and planning, professional skills, brand awareness and understanding AECOM processes. Delivered in person and online you’ll meet and work with senior leaders during the programme.

We’ll prepare you for your Chartership assessment with interactive presentation skills and case study training days that will develop skills that benefit you now and for times ahead. Underpinning our live and interactive content our bespoke AECOM University resource provides over 30 hours of self-directed learning aligned to your Chartership pathway.

AECOM has been developing professionals for many years and benefits from an engaged Chartership community who support graduates in practicing for their assessment interview with mock interviews; creating assessment conditions for rehearsal and valuable feedback to be obtained

Our monthly CPD programme delivered by internal and external subject matter experts will further enhance your technical understanding and embed a CPD habit that will support your professional development.  


Our Chartership Technical Training Residential; hosted at Aston Conference Centre provides graduates with the opportunity to build both their technical and interpersonal skills to support successful Chartership.

Over three days you will have opportunity to work with other graduates across disciplines laying the foundations of working relationships for the future. Our bespoke EQ workshop will enhance the themes explored in AECOM’s ADVANCE programme and focus on building your self-awareness to support your career aspirations.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying (preferably RICS accredited) 


  • Effective decision making and strong verbal and written communication
  • Proactive and driven approach to work and creating success
  • Ability to work 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.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • Please include a CV, Portfolio & Covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.
  • You must have permanent right to work in the UK&I as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.  

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
  • Location
    Dublin, Cork and Galway
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Building Surveying
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Quantity Surveying
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