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23 days ago
Location: Peterborough
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Cambridgeshire, Peterborough

Job Summary

We have an opportunity in our Peterborough office for a Quantity Surveying apprentice to work within our cost management team, to help provide construction cost management services to our local, regional and national clients in the UK and around the world.

AECOM provides Cost Management services to Clients in both the public and private sector and to organisations in all areas of the Construction Industry including:


Commercial – new build, refurbishment and fit out for a variety of public and private sector clients


Industrial developments for developers and occupiers


Infrastructure schemes, including large scale rail, highways and water projects.

You will have the chance to be involved in all stages of a project; from initial project definition and brief to cost planning, through to procurement, construction and building use. You will have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, often working alongside other construction professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. We believe that doing the work itself gives the best opportunity to learn, so you can expect to be given responsibility, and will need to be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team, all whilst receiving the guidance and support to allow you to develop. As an Apprentice, AECOM will support you on your academic pathway, which would be a graduate degree studied on a day release basis, culminating in your professional qualification.

Job Responsibilities:

The Cost Management role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the Client, sector and project we are working for. The role is generally split in to pre and post contract duties, which can include:



Cost planning and estimating


Attendance at Design / client meetings


Assisting senior staff in the preparation of documentation


Procuring construction works and managing tender processes


Compilation of contract documentation

Post Contract:


Attendance at site progress meetings


Completion of Valuations


Financial reporting

A Quantity Surveying apprentice at AECOM Peterborough will have the opportunity to assist in all of the above tasks and see projects from inception to completion on site.

Minimum Requirements

We are seeking A-Level School Leavers or experienced candidates with the following predicted or secured qualifications:


Minimum 112 UCAS tariff points; this is the equivalent to A-Level B-B-C or BTEC National Diploma DMM (1x Distinction and 2x Merits)


GCSE Mathematics & English at Grade 4 (New Structure) or Grade C (Old Structure) or above.



Strong mathematical and analytical skills


Desire to work within the construction / property industry


Proactive and driven approach to work and creating success


Ability to working in a team of diverse individuals to meet common objectives


Good organisation and communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help when needed, as well as support other members of the team


Professional manner


Full driving license.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251666BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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