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Transportation - Quantity Surveying Graduate Scheme (2018)

  • Job reference: GR-018
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham, Cardiff, London

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Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction projects within the transportation sector?  From Crossrail to HS2, to managing the M25 and construction of a new motorway around Newport to ease congestion and on to London’s Heathrow Airport and the London Underground network. 

As one of the world’s leading transportation contractors providing design consultancy and construction services to many of the UK’s largest clients and major contractors our cutting-edge independent advice and innovative design enables our clients to turn ideas into reality and deliver their most important transportation projects and programmes. You can help us lead the way.

You’ll be motivated with a positive attitude and enjoy working with others, sometimes directly at client sites, sometimes from our offices, and always seeking to be forward thinking and going the extra mile to help us maintain our excellent performance.

Who we are

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. we build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We are one of the world’s leading transportation contractors providing design consultancy and construction services to many of the largest clients and major contractors both in the UK and overseas. Wherever in the world, we support clients with the design and construction of important projects and programmes. High profile projects we have worked on include Crossrail, HS2, M25 improvements, M4 CAN, Heathrow airport and Birmingham New Street.  Our clients include such companies as Network Rail, TfL, Costain, Carillion, Kier, Highways England plus many more.


What you’ll be doing

At Atkins, we’re a people business, a people business that wants to make a positive difference; a difference to the communities in which we live and operate, our projects, and the careers of our talented workforce. Our graduates are the next generation of that workforce – they’re our future experts, and Atkins is committed to providing training and development to ensure that they, like all Atkins staff, have the best opportunity to fulfil their potential.

You’ll join us as a Quantity Surveyor providing cost and commercial support to our project teams.  Our Quantity Surveyors work on a wide variety of transportation schemes, `including rail and signalling upgrades, new road bridges and tunnels, station upgrades, new motorway developments and improvements, intelligent mobility projects, the list is endless!  You will learn to support design teams, ensuring projects are designed within our budget and managing change and you will work with contractors, on site, managing construction costs for our design and build contracts. 

Who we’re looking for

 You’ll be a talented graduate with a bachelors ( 2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above)  in quantity surveying or similar. We would also accept applications from graduates with a law/legal discipline.

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve professional status (RICS).  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

A flexible approach to travel Is required as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations In the UK and possibly abroad.

We may also require you to undergo a medical assessment, as some projects may Involve working out on site.

Rewards & Benefits

Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within your first months salary
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once obtained
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training.
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities

For further details please visit the rewards and benefits page on our website.

How to apply

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st January 2018. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

For further details on our recruitment process please visit the how to apply page on our website.

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