Project Controls, Risk and Planning Graduate Scheme
Making big things happen
Are you ready to be part of a world-leading, inspiring and ambitious team? We’re making some exciting changes to our company brands and uniting SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, and Faithful+Gould to become AtkinsRéalis. Aligned to this we’re introducing a brand new look.
This is a journey, and it will take time to evolve, so for early careers you will still see us as Atkins for the time being. Please be reassured that this doesn’t impact any of the roles you apply for – we’re still us, just better.
Atkins, operating under AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design, engineering and project management expertise. With us, you’ll join a team that asks questions and dares to see things differently while engineering a better future for our planet and its people.
Join the team that delivers project and programme management consultancy across the world.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 (operating under AtkinsRéalis our new name is Project & Programme Services)
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.
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.
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.
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.
To view all available benefits, visit our Total Rewards portal.
How do I apply?
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We’re a Disability Confident Employer, and can make adjustments to support you to perform at your best during the recruitment process. Please contact us confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can support you.
Our deadline for applications is Monday 4th December 2023. Our programmes are incredibly popular, so apply early as some roles may close sooner.
More about us
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy. From designing end-to-end project solutions to pioneering new technologies and ways of working, everything we do supports our goal of delivering outstanding project outcomes for our clients, while engineering a better future for our planet and its people – no matter the scale, complexity or location of their project. Learn more.
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application, details of any current or previously held security clearance.
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