Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Quantity Surveyor and Graduate Estimator - @One

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About Us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. We have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both as MWH Treatment and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

Our Graduate Programme

We have a structured programme which creates a balance of gaining the right experience, exposure and education.

At MWH Treatment we create opportunity by inviting, embracing and celebrating difference.

Our goal as an employer is to recruit, motivate, and develop our employees with diverse ranges of talents and perspectives to ensure that we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed.

Embracing diversity of all kinds enables MWH Treatment to provide a work environment and culture that play a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills. 

Living these values and committing to diversity and inclusion supports and enhances our employees and acts as a key differentiator in the market.

We are signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in making a promise to support our forces. We are working with CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind which is a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace.

About The Role

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know that to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver new innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential.

To continue with our growth plans for 2023 and beyond we are searching for Graduate Quantity Surveyors to join our Professional Development Programme for our autumn 2023 intake, based in Peterborough for our @one Alliance.  

The @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Waters capital investment programme.

With this in mind, we are looking for a number of Commercial and Estimator Graduates to join us on our exciting journey and contribute to our future success!

What will you be doing as our new Commercial or Estimator Graduate?

As one of our new Commercial or Estimator Graduates, you’ll act as the commercial conscious to the integrated delivery team, providing commercial support to both the delivery management and on-site delivery teams.

Embracing the outperformance mentality, you’ll ensure that operations are carried out to control costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintaining the required standard of quality and safety.

In addition, you’ll develop your soft skills and understand the importance of an efficient and proactive commercial team in a dynamic and robust environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist or be part of the programme area Estimating team to ensure robust estimates are provided that align to scope and make allowance for risks and opportunities including any necessary analysis, transfer of data to Alliance Procurement system and Cost Base
  • Work closely with the Quantity Surveyor, Procurement team, Construction Manager and Project Delivery Manager in preparing Subcontracts and procurement strategies and ensuring they reflect agreed scope
  • Produce accurate live forecasting, considering the programme and reporting in accordance with the respective work breakdown structure / cost breakdown structure
  • Ensure actual costs are monitored and assessed against baseline, value of work done, solution cost progress, affordability challenges and final outturn calculations
  • Provide reports on actual costs vs. estimate & identifying underlying reasons for any variance & resolutions, highlight, challenge & resolve variance to latest plans
  • Assist the Quantity Surveyor in ensuring that all project team members (including site staff) understand the contractual arrangements, in order to satisfy Client & Partner organisation requirements
  • Ensure that proper records are kept & maintained so financial information for audits and cost assurance is readily available

A little bit about your skills, experience and behaviours….

To join us for this development opportunity, you’ll be currently studying for, or have completed, a degree level in an engineering/ management/ cost discipline and have a passion for pursuing a career in a commercial based role.

With excellent IT skills (specifically Excel), you’ll be open to and able to communicate with a wide range of audiences. Acting as a proactive team member, you’ll have strong organisational and prioritising skills to underpin your enthusiasm and thirst to learn to make a positive impact.

If you are an enthusiastic Graduate who is looking for an opportunity to deliver and develop your skill set in a dynamic, supportive and exciting environment, please apply today!

As part of your application, please include a cover letter addressing the below points:

  • Which role you are interested in applying for
  • Why are you interested in joining the @one alliance?
  • What behaviours and values will you bring to the role and @one alliance?

About You


  • Preferably a degree in Quantity Surveying but we will consider other RICS accredited degrees (minimum 2.2)
  • Successful candidates will need to be flexible and willing to spend time in other offices. This is to gain a full understanding of new projects and different clients, which will provide fresh experiences and support your development.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal are essential, and you must be able to work well within a team and independently. You will be self – motivated, flexible and reliable with good problem-solving skills.
  • You will also have a strong client service focus and excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task. Excellent computer skills and a good understanding of Microsoft Office are essential.
  • Candidates will also need to have a full UK driving license or in the process of taking their driving test.

What MWH offer

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know that to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver new innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential.

Packages include -

  • A competitive salary
  • Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position)
  • 25 days' holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private medical Insurance
  • And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, kids pass etc

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Peterborough
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying

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