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Graduate Manager, Balfour Beatty Capital at Balfour Beatty
at Balfour Beatty

How would you describe your job in 2-3 lines?
My job is within an investments team who put together and close bids to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure projects. I am responsible for cost modelling and the operations and maintenance strategy aspects of these bids.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Day-to-day I interact with other members of the bid team, as well as our subcontractors who will be offering the operations and maintenance services. I review information uploaded to the competitive data room portal by the client/tender co-ordinator, and assess the impact on our operations and maintenance strategy before modelling this.
What are the main positives and negatives to your job?
I am interested in what we do - I enjoy working within the infrastructure industry but from an investments perspective.
Close-knit team.
High-paced/exciting work.
Requires quick thinking and a dynamic approach.
Rotation policy within departments has given me broad experience.

Hours can be long.
Scope is currently quite narrow but is being broadened.
What qualifications and skills are needed to be great at this job?
Excel Modelling Skills.
Good Communication and team working skills.
Numerical, problem solving and analytical skills.
Experience with reading Contracts.
Research and data gathering skills.
What advice would you give to candidates applying for a similar role at this company
Online application form.
2000 word essay on a given subject.
Personality questionnaire.
Assessment day including: maths and comprehension tests. Competency Interview, personality interview.
2nd Assessment day including: giving a 20 minute presentation on own-choice topic, interview with company directors.
What hours do you actually work, on average? 9amto 6pm.
With the benefit of hindsight, would you choose to do this job again?
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Job Title:
Graduate Manager
Balfour Beatty Capital
Years Experience:
1-2 years
Average Rating:
Date of Review: 23rd Apr 2012
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