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Project Controls, Risk and Planning Graduate Scheme

Employer
Atkins Ltd
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£29,000 - £32,750
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed

Job Details

We build strong relationships by understanding the goals our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our cutting-edge independent advice and guidance enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes. You could work on large prestigious infrastructure projects with clients including TfL, Gatwick Airport and Thames Water, or focus on public building projects ranging from a primary school extension to a medieval fortress. We'll trust you to own your projects while supporting you to develop your skills and confidence.

While you grow in areas that excite you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Speak to us about how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about some of our recent pledges for women's equality and how we're Disability Confident and an inclusive employer.

With Faithful+Gould, you'll be in great company.

Where you could work

Birmingham, Bristol, London, Leeds, Manchester

Faithful+Gould

Degree requirements: Obtained or working towards a 2.2 Bachelor’s degree or above in Project Management, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate logical reasoning, analytical thinking, commercial or technical acumen e.g. science, economics, history or engineering.

Our team of project controls experts work on some of the most prestigious and technically exciting Infrastructure projects in the UK, influencing the way we live and shape the Built Environment. Our highly regarded Project Controls team in which we work has a significant Client base across multiple sectors, working for Clients such as Network Rail, Highways England, EDF Energy, Yorkshire Water, AstraZeneca and Gatwick Airport to name just a few.

The team combine enthusiasm and passion with technical expertise to manage and control a wide range of projects and schemes from concept through to design to commissioning. At the core of our work is the establishment of integrated controls to; provide a clear and consistent view of the project and its progress to enable informed resolutions in a timely manner; providing confidence that projects are being managed on time within scope and within budget.

You will be at the heart of a wide range of projects, involved in all facets of project controls, including cost management, schedule management, risk management and change management. Working with the various disciplines in a project to establish a regime and structure that supports the successful delivery of the works. You will be influencing the key objectives on projects by providing expert guidance and key data to drive the project forward. If you want to be at the centre of major projects and have a thirst for knowledge, then Project Controls is the place for you.

As a Project Controls professional at F+G you be working directly with clients to achieve their goals, this may include assisting clients in developing the strategy for their project or programme, as part of multidisciplinary project teams to turn ideas into tangible designs, or managing projects onsite to help turn concepts into reality. This will require spending time in F+G’s offices, the client’s office or the client’s site.

In joining our Project Controls team, you will be developing your communication and problem-solving skills as well as honing your data analytical skills and business acumen.  You will be given the opportunity to grow, with a wide variety of large and exciting projects to work on with an experienced, high performing qualified team, to learn from.                                                                                      

Our Teams:

Planning Management:

Join us as a Graduate in Planning & Project Controls and enjoy exposure to a wide variety of industries, clients, and projects. With an unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency, we are well positioned to add value to project goals by developing integrated plans, monitoring progress and influencing mitigation of project delays. Using cutting edge software such as Primavera, BIM and PowerBi to help communicate planning information based on data, to the project team.

Cost Management:

Join us as a Graduate in Cost Management where you will add value in some of the country’s largest programmes of work. With budgets in the billions, the role of cost management is highly recognised and aids clients in meeting their targets. This is done by understanding forecast of works, understanding data and producing reports and dashboards to support information to Stakeholders.

Risk Management:

Join us as a Graduate in Risk Management where you will work with an array of stakeholders and project teams to deliver risk management strategies to inform decision making for major projects and programmes. The role of risk management involves the facilitation of risk reviews with project teams to identify, assess and mitigate risks to ensure the successful delivery of projects on time, whilst meeting their budget, quality and performance requirements. You will use a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to provide increased predictability to budgets and schedules.

*The choice of rotating around disciplines is available throughout your career to maximise your personal fulfillment.

What you’ll need

  • A passion for being part of positive change within the build environment via project delivery
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • Drive and passion to achieve professional accreditation (RICS, APM etc.)
  • An ability to adapt to the changing world of work, embracing new technology and agile ways of working
  • Ability to demonstrate relationship building skills which you’ll use with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team

 Meeting your needs

As well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives to support you:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join and a further payment of £2,500 when you achieve chartered status or reach an equivalent stage in your professional development
  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, with the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Two paid annual volunteer days
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development
  • Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to various company-wide development programmes
  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Life #InsideAtkins - join hundreds of talented graduates, with opportunities from skill-building to social events, charity challenges, Young Professional Awards, social clubs, and exciting secondments.

Company

New Name. New Era. We’re making some exciting changes to our company brands and uniting Atkins, Faithful+Gould and SNC-Lavalin, to become AtkinsRealis. You will see us as Atkins for a while. Rest assured this doesn’t impact any of the roles you apply for – we’re still us, just better.

We’re a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. Our diverse teams ask questions and dares to see things differently while engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

We’re driven to create sustainable solutions, connecting people, data and technology so we can partner with clients to bring the most complex projects to life. Our work covers transportation, water, defence, energy, aerospace and infrastructure.

We’re offer a wide variety of engineering and non-engineering apprenticeships, nationwide.

Company info
Website
Telephone
01372 726140
Location
Woodcote Grove
Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BW
United Kingdom

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