• Quantity Surveying Graduate Programme (Nationwide, UK)

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    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/09/2018 10:38)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Start date: 5 August 2019
    Applications close: 30 November 2018

    Salary: £28,000 starting salary, private medical cover, pension, 25 days paid annual leave/year, salary reviewed every 6 months.


    Travel: A car or car allowance will be provided where it is anticipated that business travel will exceed 3,000 miles per annum; travel will be paid where graduates are seconded to a site within Greater London.

    The Costain Graduate Development Scheme is an intensive 2-year programme designed to equip high flying graduates with the skills and experience required to take them forward in their career with the company. We expect graduates to rotate after 12 months to another sector of the business. Graduates will work on a number of projects around the UK during the 2-year programme, in sectors including Nuclear, Highways, Rail, Water, Oil & Gas and Power.


    Costain offers a range of exciting development opportunities to accelerate your career and enable you to achieve your potential both during and after the Graduate Development Scheme.

    What will I be doing?

    The role of Graduate Quantity Surveyor is to assist in administration and management of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality.  This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior quantity surveyor.

    • Prepare enquiries, analyse tenders, negotiate and manage allocated accounts including orders, payments & final accounts and close outs in accordance with customer or company procedures.
    • Assist in the preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.
    • Play a key role in capturing, managing and communicating change and risk on the project in accordance with the Contract
    • Assist in the preparation of the Project Control Reporting including project cost & value / EVA reports, budgets and forecasts.
    • Report to Line Management when contractual notices and correspondence with both customer and sub-contractors are required in accordance with the Contract.
    • Assisting with the reporting of the Project Budget / Cost Report
    • Undertake record-keeping including but not limited to collating site records, the preparation of meeting packs, meeting invites and taking meeting minutes
    • Carry out supply chain performance reviews on allocated packages
    • Contribute to Value management / value engineering.
    • Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.
    • Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager

    About you

    • Minimum 2:2 achieved or expected
    • Hold an RICS/CICES accredited degree, or enrolled on an accredited part-time post-graduate degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience
    • Enrolled and working towards Full Membership of either RICS or CICES
    • Mobility to work on various projects over the 2-year programme throughout the UK

    Assessment centres will take place at our Head Office in Maidenhead, SL6 4UB.


    Please contact us via earlycareers@costain.com if you have any questions.


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