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Cost management careers

Delivering a better future

We’re AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. Our Project & Programme Services team makes the most complex and most ambitious construction projects happen. We are proud to deliver economic growth through our delivery excellence, connecting our communities and putting more opportunities within reach of millions of people for work, business and leisure. 

With us, you'll be surrounded by the knowledge, trust and support to develop in a way that works for you.

Why AtkinsRéalis?

From Assistant Quantity Surveyors to Managing Quantity Surveyors, Associate Directors and more – our diverse employees represent some of the industry's best minds. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas. Communities are at the heart of our work and our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK, using leading-edge digital tools to deliver sustainable buildings and places to deliver sustainable buildings and places. Read our Construction Intelligence Report Q4 2023.

Your career

You decide where to take your career 

 Join us and experience a wide variety of private and public sector projects including residential, education, Local Authority, leisure, healthcare and many more. Hone your skills on small local initiatives or define your career with some of the most significant projects and programmes. Think strategic regeneration of key UK cities, the full range of education sectors and private commercial developers. 

Digitalizing construction 

Our quantity surveying teams work in a sophisticated, digitally-driven environment. We apply traditional education and knowledge through digitalization and automation, improving our efficiency, insights and project outcomes. With us, you'll enjoy strong relationships with clients who trust our high-quality data to drive game-changing, zero-carbon and value-for-money decisions. 

Learning and progressing at every career stage 

Join us, and benefit from signature development programmes, including training, mentoring and secondments. When it comes to reaching your goals – from keeping up to speed with CPD or progressing into leadership or senior management – we'll ensure you have everything you need. 

Flexibility to thrive 

We recognize that everyone experiences the world differently, and we all have full lives outside of work. Working with employees to improve our equality, diversity and inclusion, we co-created our "Different Makes a Difference" programme. It means we all promote an inclusive culture at AtkinsRéalis. Every employee has an equal voice, and we'll aim to smash every barrier to your progression – whether that's by understanding what you need as a parent or carer, making adjustments for a visible or invisible disability, or supporting you through a big life change.

Meet our team

team sitting around lunch table

Leesa, Associate Director

Meet Leesa, sports and leisure sector lead in London and the South East: “The company has a good reputation because of our strong technical expertise. We’re also very diverse in the services we provide… I’m proud to work here.” 

Leesa, Associate Director

team sitting around lunch table

Kyle, Senior Quantity Surveyor

Meet Kyle, based in our Edinburgh office: “The reason I stay [here] is because of the continued development post chartership… The vast majority of projects we work on are very high profile… The culture is great, we pride ourselves on having diverse teams.”


Kyle, Senior Quantity Surveyor

Core disciplines

Browse nationwide opportunities for professionals at all levels – from Assistant Quantity Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Senior Quantity Surveyors, and Managing Quantity Surveyors to Associate Director level.

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As a key part of our cost management community, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of small and large construction projects. You'll assess commercial risks and often work with clients and contractors; navigating on- and off-site requirements to ensure projects run smoothly and deliver demonstrable value for money. You'll be part of some of the biggest and most rewarding construction projects around, and with opportunities at all levels, you'll have the chance to focus on initiatives you're passionate about.

Oversee significant building projects using your in-depth knowledge of construction laws and industry standards. You'll coordinate with clients, contractors and other design team members to ensure all on- and off-site requirements are met and that projects proceed without a hitch. As a manager, you'll play a vital role in some of the largest and most exciting construction endeavours – making things happen in areas that interest you.

As an Associate Director, you'll be responsible for delivering work that's driven by excellence as well as doing the right thing. You'll share our reputation for working on some of the UK's most high-profile commissions. Your teams will work across a wide range of projects and sectors, including Local Authority, education, corporate real estate, retail, residential, leisure and healthcare. As well as building long-term, sustainable relationships with our key clients, you'll also be a catalyst for your colleagues' career progression.

Our projects

Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council appointed AtkinsRéalis to help combine Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School to accommodate 1,918 middle school, high school and sixth-form students. We provided quantity surveying, project management, cost management, employer's agent and principal design services.

Hartopp & Lannoy, London

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is building 134 new homes in a flagship Passivhaus project, replacing two old towers in Hammersmith. It will provide homes for 112 local households, with 84% affordable housing. AtkinsRéalis’ offering includes project management, quantity surveying, principal design/construction design management, and employer’s agent services.

Tipner West, Portsmouth

A 31-hectare development will transform Tipner West and Horsea Island East, reclaiming 27 hectares of nearby coastline. Tipner West will become a model maritime community with high sustainable living and working standards. Roles in this project included quantity surveying, client advisory, business case and cost planning and project planning.

Tottenham Hale, London

Heart of Hale delivers a masterplan across seven new buildings around a central public square, with cafés, shops, offices, health centre and over 1,000 new homes. AtkinsRéalis is responsible for cost management, quantity surveying and employer's agent on three residential projects at Heart of Hale.

Wembley Park, London

AtkinsRéalis’ quantity surveying team helped Quintain plan and construct two housing projects on the Wembley Park property. What used to be a large, unused parking area will become the UK's most extensive single-location rental housing development, with 6,044 homes available by 2027.

South Tees

AtkinsRéalis’ quantity surveying team is developing Teesworks, a rare opportunity to create a top-notch industrial site. The development will prioritize renewable, clean energy and advanced manufacturing, fostering industrial investment and becoming a hub for manufacturing excellence.

Mayfield, Manchester

The Mayfield Development Partnership plans to create a £850m mixed-use community, transforming the area into a high-quality urban neighbourhood. AtkinsRéalis led the masterplan team for this major redevelopment, providing project management, cost consultancy, employer’s agent, and principal design services.

Scape Scotland FrameworkScape Scotland Framework

Scape, an organization focused on efficiency and social value in construction, has appointed AtkinsRéalis as the only supplier for their BEC's Framework from 2020 to 2024. Over 1,000 public entities use Scape's construction, consulting, and engineering services which comply with Scottish Procurement Regulations and EU/OJEU standards.

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council joined forces with what was Faithful+Gould (now operating as AtkinsRéalis) in 2018 for a five-year project to improve the Council's properties, focusing on value and efficiency. The partnership, worth around £512 million, involves quantity surveying, designing, building, and maintaining various assets, including education and community facilities, with 80-100 projects a year.


Our services

Our services

- Feasibility and strategic advice 

- Cost benchmarking 

- Master planning 

- Cost estimating and cost modelling  

- Cost planning 

- M&E cost management 

- Procurement and contract advisory 

- Post-contract cost management 

- Value management and value engineering

- Employer's Agent / Contract Administration 

- Whole life carbon

- Fund monitoring

- Value management

- Risk management

- BIM

- Dispute management

Our culture and values

As a quantity surveying team, our purpose is to create a better future for our planet and its people. We design, deliver, and manage complex projects and programmes by connecting people, data, and technology, focusing on sustainable solutions. Our values are at the heart of every project's success. They help manage major developments and work with diverse stakeholders, communities, businesses and governments.

Safety

We put safety at the heart of everything we do, to safeguard people, assets and the environment.

Integrity

We do the right thing, no matter what, and are accountable for our actions.

Innovation

We redefine construction by thinking boldly, proudly and differently

Collaboration

We work together and embrace each other's unique contributions to deliver amazing results for all.

Your rewards

To help you get the most out of life in and outside work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your quantity surveying career. Find out more about our benefits package.

Join our talent community

Looked at our live quantity surveying vacancies but can't find a suitable role? Join our Talent Community. It's a perfect way to stay in touch with us, learn more about our culture and projects, and receive business-specific updates from the areas that most interest you.

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