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Graduate Project Manager - Sunderland and South Tyneside - 2021 at Balfour Beatty

Graduate Project Manager - Sunderland and South Tyneside - 2021

Balfour Beatty Boldon, Tyne and Wear Full-Time
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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 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. The role is based in Tyne & Wear.

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 (you will required to travel across the region)

•      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 or a previous placement within Project Management

•    Interest in Highways coupled

•     Eligibility to work and live in the UK

•      A full, clean UK driving licence

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will also be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what’s involved in the scheme, visit our website [ Link removed ]  to learn more.

Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact [ Link removed ]

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. 

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.


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