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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Are you an innovative Graduate Quantity Surveyor looking for a great opportunity…? Do you want to work for a growing business which encourages their employees to develop and provides real opportunities to progress to senior level…? Would you value the opportunity to consult with Architects and Surveyors and work as part of a multi-disciplined client solution, to develop programmes illustrating the process from concept to completion...? Do you want to monitor progress of projects and quality of the build, ensuring health and safety and risk is managed for both clients and contractors…? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

About the Role
We are looking for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join the thriving and successful team in our Birmingham office. A typical day in the life of an RPS Quantity Surveyors would include:
• Consulting with Architects and Surveyors to develop designs, including timescales, surveys required and costs involved
• Developing programmes illustrating the process from initial design to final completion.
• Monitoring project progress once building starts, checking progress and quality of the build
• Ensuring health and safety and risk is managed for both client and contractor
• Providing updates on project to the client
• Assisting in project valuations
• Creating and monitoring variations and change requests

About You
Ideally you will be a graduate (related degree or not) who is ambitious and looking to start your career in construction project management. The successful applicant will have a good academic background in a relevant subject area such as Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. Training will be provided along with guidance on existing processes supported by experienced Quantity Surveyors currently engaged on the projects. Suitable candidates will have excellent time management skills, be well organised and able to demonstrate a proven capability in report writing. You must have superb communication skills and be confident using IT, in particular Excel. Good numeracy skills would help. An understanding of the principles of the construction process is also required as well as a strong awareness of health and safety. You should be goal focussed and be able to amend planned activities at short notice. Knowledge of the various RIBA Stages would be advantageous, along with an appreciation of risk management. Problem solving and related project management skills would also be useful.

About Us
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

With expertise across a broad range of project types and scales – from individual buildings to entire precincts and cities - we guide projects as they move from initiation and scoping, to design and delivery. Our team offers integrated planning, design, technical and project management services to support developers to invest with confidence, streamline approvals and deliver projects that respect and enhance local communities.

RPS is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Applications received through Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.