Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Manager 2020

South East

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About the programme

We designed our two-year Technical Graduate Scheme to start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. So, expect well-structured training, incredible projects, talented colleagues and loads of hands-on experience.

Your time on the programme will see you gaining all kinds of specialist technical skills and eye-catching achievements. You will be joining a leading international infrastructure group shaping innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. You will have visibility in key areas of our business including design, operations, safety and commercial; you will soon appreciate the important role of engineering innovation.

We will develop your technical and leadership skills to help you reach your full potential and as your programme progresses you will have increased responsibility; working with experts who will share their knowledge, provide support and give invaluable feedback so you never stop learning. You will be part of a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.

Depending on project requirements, you could be site, office based or both.

Engineering a better future

We utilise the latest innovations to find solutions to complex engineering challenges and transform the built environment.

What you'll be doing

We could not do what we do without good project management. The teams at the centre of every single one of our world-shaping projects defining the scope, understanding the constraints, organising resources, and generally seeing that all the goals are met. Your day to day responsibilities may include:

  • Understanding what the client or company wants to achieve
  • Agreeing the timescales, costs and resources needed to deliver the project
  • Drawing up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project
  • Selecting and leading a project team
  • Negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services
  • Directing a multi-disciplinary team and ensuring that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards
  • Reporting regularly on progress to the client
  • Maintaining effective communication with stakeholders
  • Coordinating market/ customer research
  • Resolving any issues/ delays which may occur
  • Reviewing project procedures
  • Preparing the final report at the end of a project
  • Making sure everything is on time, budget and built to the highest standards
  • Giving clear timescales and objectives to clients and the team
  • Setting out detailed plans for how to achieve each stage of the project
  • Negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services
  • Demonstrating knowledge of all areas of construction
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, colleagues and suppliers on the progress of a project
  • Making sure all paperwork is done for making bids and spending
  • Managing several projects simultaneously with a team of more junior project managers to support you in the delivery.

What we're looking for

  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you may be required to relocate as part of the programme)
  • A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence decision making

What you will need:

  • A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) in Construction Management
  • Ideally have experience within a construction environment
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK
  • A full, clean UK driving licence.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will also be covered.

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Job ID Number: UK14444
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 16th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • South East
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
 

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