Graduate Job
Undergraduate Industrial Placement 2017 – Quantity Surveyor
at Balfour Beatty

Employer: Balfour Beatty
About the role

Undergraduates will complete a one year industrial placement within our business commencing in summer/autumn 2017. Our quantity surveyor undergraduate roles will typically be site based; however, occasionally we have office based placements available depending on the project requirements.

Our aim is to provide you with an insight into our business, whilst gaining valuable experience of commercial practices to support your studies. You will be given the guidance and support you need to ensure you make the most of your time with us as we want you to make a valid contribution to our business throughout your placement. So in order that you develop quickly, you will be given a real taster of the role including site and office based experience responsibility as early as possible.

We deliver projects of differing size and scope throughout the UK and you will work with the commercial team in ensuring we make the optimal margin on a project. You’ll be involved in many aspects of quantity surveying such as:

  • Developing effective working relationships with members of the project management team
  • Compiling applications data and providing input into change control systems
  • Understanding risk and identifying the implications of actions taken by yourself and the project team
  • Assisting in subcontract management and, in time, taking responsibility for your own subcontractors

Your time with us will help you gain valuable experience should you aspire to specialise in quantity surveyor/commercial management.

Who we're looking for
  • A flexible approach to work (you may be required to relocate, as part of your training) 
  • A team-focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels 
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative
For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Placement student please visit the website
About us

We are the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best graduates to come and join our ever changing business.

Essential Information


We offer a competitive salary, dependant on your year of study and any previous experience. You may also be invited to return for further work placements and ultimately a place on the Balfour Beatty Group Graduate Scheme, subject to further assessments.
31 May 2017
Exeter & Uk wide

Job Type:


Qualifications Required:

Be studying for a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, or similar - ideally expecting to gain at least a 2:2. Ideally, a full UK driving licence.

Application Process:

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Contact Details

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