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Transportation - Quantity Surveying Placements (2018) (Role closed)

Applications for this role have now closed. Please refer to our role finder for other exciting opportunities.

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.

With a staff of over 9,000 and turnover in excess of £911m Atkins is the UK’s largest engineering consultancy. 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 placement students 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.  You will learn to be confident, a good communicator, problem solving and will develop your mathematical ability.  You will be given the opportunity to grow, with a wide variety of projects to work on with an experienced, high performing team, to learn from.

Where you'll be based

Our summer and industrial year placement students will be based from London.

Who we’re looking for

You’ll be on track to achieve a bachelors ( 2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above)  in quantity surveying or similar. We would also accept applications from law/legal disciplines. 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

At Atkins you can choose from a wide range of great benefits. Click here to find all of the information you need so you can see what's on offer.

How to apply

Our deadline for applications is Monday 18th December 2017. 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 click here

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