Graduate Project Manager - Telford - 2022
Balfour Beatty
Telford, UK
3d ago

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’ll have visibility in key areas of our business including design, operations, safety and commercial; you’ll 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.

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

    The way we live our lives is changing fast : where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

    Wherever investment in these environments is needed, Balfour Beatty Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

    We are right at the heart of a dynamic place shaping agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

    The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the road to deliver the potential of the street : a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely.

    Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

    The role :

    We couldn’t do what we do without good project 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 :

  • Understanding what the client or company wants to achieve
  • Agreeing the timescales, costs and resources needed to deliver the project
  • Drawing up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project
  • Selecting and leading a project team
  • Negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services
  • Directing a multi-disciplinary team and ensuring that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards
  • Reporting regularly on progress to the client
  • Maintaining effective communication with stakeholders
  • Coordinating market / customer research
  • Resolving any issues / delays which may occur
  • Reviewing project procedures
  • Preparing the final report at the end of a project
  • Making sure everything is on time, budget and built to the highest standards
  • Giving clear timescales and objectives to clients and the team
  • Setting out detailed plans for how to achieve each stage of the project
  • Negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services
  • Demonstrating knowledge of all areas of construction
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, colleagues and suppliers on the progress of a project
  • Making sure all paperwork is done for making bids and spending
  • Managing several projects simultaneously with a team of more junior project managers to support you in the delivery
  • What we’re looking for :

  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change
  • 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’ll need :

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