Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Posted 26 February by Rydon Group Ltd Featured

Finishing your studies in 2018? Then consider joining Rydon as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join our Construction teams in London, or at our Head Office in Forest Row, East Sussex. At Rydon, our aim is to improve local communities - through housing, healthcare and education solutions - for the benefit of current and future generations. We build homes, schools and hospitals as well as extra care facilities, student accommodation, community leisure centres and more. By doing so, we are delivering award-winning, quality facilities built for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do.

Rydon's graduate scheme is designed to allow recent construction and surveying graduates the opportunity to put what they've learnt into practice either on a live construction site, or as part of our supporting functions.

Job Purpose

We are currently seeking to recruit Graduate Quantity Surveyors to work on our prestigious London construction schemes. These include the award winning Packington Estate in Islington (a £140m residential regeneration scheme), our highly regarded residential and education schemes in Ealing (worth more than £300m - or one of our other well-recognised London based schemes. As a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, you will work on site within a smaller phase on one of these schemes, and we will give you the training and development to become a leader of tomorrow. In addition to London based working, there is also the option (should the successful candidate prefer) to work from our Main Head Office in Forest Row, East Sussex.

The main purpose of the job is to train as part of the Quantity Surveying team. You will be working on a range of projects, and supporting the team in the successful financial closure of these projects. You will learn practical quantity surveying skills through working closely with a mentor and being part of a successful delivery team.

A quantity surveyor works out exactly how much our projects cost to construct and oversees finances on site from the very first estimate to the final bill. They ensure the build is value for money for a client and meets all relevant legal and quality standards.

For a full list of duties, please click here.

Could a Graduate Quantity Surveyor role be right for you?

If you are curious by nature, like to ask questions and don't take things at face value, this would be a good fit for you. This is not a desk job, so you won't be sitting behind a computer crunching numbers. It's a hands on role, so you will be out and about working with lots of people in different scenarios. If you like flexibility and are self-motivated and pretty driven, this could be for you.

As a graduate, you can expect the following training and development as part of our scheme.

On the job training

You will receive training in the following:

  • Financial cost control of contracts
  • Subcontractor comparisons
  • Subcontractor enquiries
  • General training in surveying
  • General training in different areas of construction, such as estimating, buying and site management
  • Appropriate Health & Safety Training.

Experience Required

Our graduate scheme requires a minimum or a 2:2 in a quantity surveying related degree. Candidates that hold a degree in a different discipline will also be considered provided they can show a genuine interest in the construction industry and the commercial operations of construction sites. In this instance, you will need to be willing to complete further study to further develop your quantity surveying knowledge. You will also need a GCSE grade C (or level 4) minimum in English and Maths. In addition, you'll be joining a fun and highly professional company and as such, you'll have a can-do attitude, have great attention to detail, excellent Microsoft Office skills and be ready to learn new skills.

Additional Information

Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes.

For details on our rewards, recognition and benefits please click here.

For more details on our culture and what it's like to work at Rydon, please click here.

Further information on how to apply can be found by clicking here.

To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page. The closing date for applications is 25 March 2018.

Required skills

  • Quantity Surveying

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