Quantity Surveying


Your degree: RICS-accredited quantity surveying course where the QS options have been selected, or a RICS-accredited quantity surveying, postgraduate diploma
Scheme length: 2 years
Salary: £26,000
Closing date: 31 October 2016, although you should submit your application as early as possible. Depending on the number of applications, schemes can close early


For us, many aspects of quantity surveying involves estimating project costs, procurement considerations to ensure successful project delivery, tender document preparation, and financially controlling projects once they make it to site.

What you'll be doing

We manage many different modes of transport, many with budgets which run in to their billions each year. Our Underground system dates back to 1863, so one of the biggest challenges we face is upgrading our existing infrastructure while continuing to run an efficient service.

When you join us on the quantity surveying scheme, you'll play a valuable role in a number of high profile and complex projects. These could be anything from the Silvertown Road Tunnel project under the Thames, to the £500m redevelopment of Victoria Underground station.

You could find yourself working within the Rail and Underground, Surface Transport areas or our commercial team in corporate services, helping to deliver some of the most exciting and challenging transport, rail, highway and engineering projects in London.

While on our graduate training scheme your placements will be structured to ensure that you receive the experience necessary to meet your RICS APC log book requirements. Each placement will support your personal development needs, and may include:

  • Construction processes for engineering projects, internally and externally
  • Contract administration
  • The preparation of cost estimates advising on construction, planning, regulations and standards
  • Design processes from conception to implementation
  • Risk management
  • Project management (APMP qualifications will be offered during the scheme)
  • Health and safety

There are also several, short operational placements taken at different points during the scheme, which will give a unique insight on the running of our transport network.

You'll be contracted to work a minimum 35-hour week, although any placement in an operational environment may involve varied hours, including weekend working and shifts, dependent on your role. Office-based placements will generally involve working during usual office hours.

Training & development

During and after the graduate scheme you'll be supported in gaining professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) through a variety of mediums, including:

  • RICS-accredited training courses
  • In-house development schemes
  • Preparation for APC interviews and mentoring
  • A monthly 'APC Forum' for candidates to share information and ideas

There might also be an opportunity to receive funding to study for further academic/professional qualifications.


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