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Graduate Quantity Surveyor



14d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Construction & Surveying
  • Cambridge
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AI generated summary

  • You need a Quantity Surveying degree, strong decision-making and communication skills, proactive attitude, teamwork mindset, deadline-driven, and good organizational skills.
  • You will assist with pre and post contract cost management duties, including cost planning, procurement tasks, valuations, and change control procedures. Opportunity to work on projects from inception to completion.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying (preferably RICS accredited)
  • Skills:
  • Effective decision making and strong verbal and written communication
  • Proactive and driven approach to work and promoting success
  • Ability to working in a team of diverse individuals to meet common objectives.
  • Buy-in to achieving deadlines set by Clients and Managers
  • Good organization skills: ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help when needed, as well as support other members of the team


  • The Cost Management role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the Client, sector and project. The role is generally split in to pre and post contract duties, which can include:
  • Pre-Contract:
  • Cost modelling and cost planning
  • Benchmarking
  • Value and Risk Analysis
  • Attending design team meetings
  • Procurement tasks and managing tender processes
  • Compilation of contract documentation
  • Post Contract:
  • Attendance at site progress meetings
  • Completion of Valuations
  • Financial reporting
  • Due Diligence reporting
  • Review and management of change control procedures.
  • A Quantity Surveying Graduate at AECOM will have the opportunity to assist in all of the above tasks and see projects from inception to completion on site.


What kind of projects will I be involved with as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor?

As a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all stages of a project, from initial project definition and brief, cost planning, through to procurement, construction, and building use. You will work with a wide variety of clients and designers, including some very high-profile names.

What support will I receive for professional development and achieving Chartership?

Our Development Programme will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference in the world we live in. We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution. You will be assigned a mentor, undergo regular training modules, and have on-the-job technical development opportunities.

How does the national chartership support network work at AECOM?

At AECOM, we have a strong support network to help you be successful in achieving Chartership. Each office has a dedicated coordinator who will connect you with a supervisor to mentor you throughout the process. Our dedicated Chartership Steering Group maintains close relationships with accrediting bodies to guide you through the journey.

What training programmes are available for Graduate Quantity Surveyors at AECOM?

Our Training programme, ADVANCE, focuses on providing tools to navigate your early career with a focus on EDI, social value, wellbeing, career development, and planning, professional skills, brand awareness, and understanding AECOM processes. We offer interactive presentation skills and case study training days to prepare you for your Chartership assessment. Our monthly CPD programme will further enhance your technical understanding for professional development.

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  • Bi-annual salary review while on the GDP

  • 25 days annual leave, plus all public holidays, and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance, income protection (permanent staff only)

  • Flexible benefits such as childcare vouchers and gym membership discount

  • Pension scheme that also gives you access to MyMoneyWorks, which is designed to help you plan for your future goals and provide guidance and information on a range of financial product

  • 15 days paid leave per annum for formally signed up reservists (AECOM is recognised as a Gold Employer by the Ministry of Defence for our work with the Armed Forces Covenant)