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Faithful+Gould - Quantity Surveying Industrial Year Placement (2019)

Faithful+Gould is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we advise on some of the world’s most exciting construction related projects – from giant petrochemical plants to the world’s tallest hotel, and from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Freedom Tower in New York.

With over 70 years’ experience in the UK our team of 1,100 experts across our 24 offices has helped transform the region into the live, work and play destination it is today through our portfolio of projects across the property, transport and infrastructure sectors. In 2017 SNC Lavalin, a global fully integrated professional services and project management company, acquired Faithful+Gould, creating an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. Together our expert consultancy covers the full lifecycle of projects and our world-class expertise at scale delivers value to our clients. The depth and breadth of our capabilities sets us apart from the competition.

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. Our placement students are the next generation of that workforce – you’re our future experts. 

We strive to build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin our service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, we maximise efficiencies for our clients to save time and money. Our cutting-edge independent advice and support enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes.


What you’ll be doing 

You can either join us as a student Quantity Surveyor in our Infrastructure team or our Property teams. Both industries provide focus on adding value to our clients’ construction journey through expert cost advice and construction technical knowledge. 


Infrastructure Team 

Our Quantity Surveyor Infrastructure team positions you to work on some of the most prestigious Civil Engineering projects in the UK, influencing the way we live and shape the Built Environment. Our highly regarded Infrastructure team has a significant client base across multiple sectors, working for clients such as TFL, Network Rail, Highways England, EDF Energy, Thame Water and Gatwick Airport to name just a few. 

As a student Quantity Surveyor in Infrastructure you will have the exciting opportunity to take responsibility for a vast array of projects ranging between £1m - £100m+. This will involve spending time in the office or out on the clients site, ensuring that client projects are delivered on time, budget and to the specification. Tasks can range from providing clients with strategic cost advice at project conception, to guiding clients through procurement routes and administering contracts of major value on their behalf. 


Commercial Property Team 

If you join one of our Quantity Surveyor Property teams you will enjoy exposure on a wide variety of schemes, in all sectors, including new university campuses, office towers, commercial office developments, refurbishment of listed buildings and museums, large residential scheme, theme parks, the list is endless! You will learn to guide design teams, ensuring projects are designed within our clients’ budget and you will work with contractors, on site, managing construction costs for our clients. You’ll be developing your confidence, building upon your communication and problem solving skills as well as honing your mathematical ability and business acumen. You’ll be given the opportunity to thrive, with a wide variety of projects to work on with an experienced, high performing qualified team to learn from. 


Who we’re looking for 

You’ll: 
• be a talented undergraduate, on track to achieve a 2.2 degree ideally in quantity surveying, however, we’re happy to consider any discipline providing you’re able to demonstrate the necessary commercial or technical acumen 
• have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills 
• possess a passion for working in a fully inclusive consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with clients and teams who deliver for their clients 
• be adaptable and at ease dealing with uncertainty. Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions


Where you’ll be based 

We have undergraduate opportunities available in Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and London.


Rewards & Benefits 

At Faithful and Gould, you’ll be working on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction challenges around the globe, helping us to turn bold ideas into reality. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced surveyors and project managers in the industry.

Our benefits, to name a few, include: 
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalized objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond 
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme.
In addition, you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits.

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