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7 months ago
Balfour Beatty
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Graduate
Category: Graduate Jobs
Graduate Construction Manager - 2020 - South East

Job number: UK14416

Company/Division: Enabling Functions

Career area: Graduate

Country: UK


UK, South East

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The Role

Closing Date applications are open until 16th March 2020; however Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

About the programme:

We designed our two-year Technical Graduate Scheme to start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. So, expect well-structured training, incredible projects, talented colleagues and loads of hands-on experience.

Your time on the programme will see you gaining all kinds of specialist technical skills and eye-catching achievements. You will be joining a leading international infrastructure group shaping innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. You will have visibility in key areas of our business including design, operations, safety and commercial; you will soon appreciate the important role of engineering innovation.

We will develop your technical and leadership skills to help you reach your full potential and as your programme progresses you will have increased responsibility; working with experts who will share their knowledge, provide support and give invaluable feedback so you never stop learning. You will be part of a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.

Our Construction Management Graduates follow a training programme as part of our accredited CIOB scheme, geared towards you achieving Chartered Builder status.

Depending on project requirements, you could be site, office based or both.

What you'll be doing

We could not do what we do without good construction management. The teams at the centre of every single one of our world-shaping projects defining the scope, understanding the constraints, organising resources, and generally seeing that all the goals are met. Your day to day responsibilities may include:

* Handling health and safety on a project
* Setting bench marks of work to be done
* Setting and agreeing budgets for the work
* Managing and recruiting staff for the project
* Being directly responsible for the work being carried out and the decision making
* Working on-site - inspecting work, checking materials and their delivery and storage, checking everyone is following safety rules
* Working in the office - dealing with contracts, working with clients, holding meetings to keep the project on time and on budget
* Work closely with architects and construction engineering professionals on a project.

What we're looking for

* A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you may be required to relocate as part of the programme)
* A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
* A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence decision making

What you will need:

* A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) in Construction Management or Civil Engineering
* Ideally have experience within a construction environment
* Eligibility to work and live in the UK
* A full, clean UK driving licence

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will also be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what is involved in the scheme, visit our website here to learn more.

To apply online, follow the link below:


Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact emerging.talent@balfourbeatty.com

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

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