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Surveying Placement Scheme 2021

  • Job reference: PL-104
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: United Kingdom

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Making big things happen

On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in our industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

With Faithful+Gould, you'll be in great company.

Your role

Join the team that delivers project and programme management consultancy across the world. We build strong relationships by understanding the challenges 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 be there supporting you to develop your skills and confidence throughout your placement.

We strive to build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality.  Our core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin our service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, we maximise efficiencies for our clients to save time and money. Our cutting-edge independent advice and guidance enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes. 

Where you could work

Faithful+Gould – Quantity Surveying

Industrial year placement locations: Belfast

Degree requirements: on track for a 2.2 degree or above in Quantity Surveying or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate the necessary commercial and technical acumen. 

You can join us as Quantity Surveyor in either our Infrastructure team or our Property teams. Both industries provide focus on adding value to our clients’ construction journey through expert cost advice and construction technical knowledge. More detail on these teams:

Infrastructure Team (Quantity Surveying)
Our Quantity Surveyor Infrastructure team, enables you to work on some of the most prestigious and technically challenging Civil Engineering projects in the UK, influencing the way we live and shape the Built Environment. Our highly regarded Infrastructure team has a significant Client base across multiple sectors, working for Clients such as TFL, Network Rail, Highways England, EDF Energy, Thame Water and Gatwick Airport to name just a few.

As a Quantity Surveying placement student in Infrastructure you’ll be involved with exciting projects ranging between £1m - £100m+.  Our team ensures that client projects are delivered on time, budget and to the specification. Tasks can range from providing clients with strategic cost advice at project conception, to guiding clients through procurement routes and administering contracts of major value on their behalf.  

At F+G, you’ll join a highly motivated, knowledgeable and dynamic team that will ensure that you receive the right training and development opportunities to open doors for your future career.

Please indicate in your application if you’re interested in the Infrastructure team. 

Commercial Property Team (Quantity Surveying) 
If you join one of our Quantity Surveyor Property teams you’ll enjoy exposure to a wide variety of schemes, which could include new university campuses, commercial office developments, refurbishment of listed buildings and museums, large residential scheme, theme parks, the list is endless!  You’ll learn about guiding design teams, ensuring projects are designed within our clients’ budget and you could work with contractors, on site, managing construction costs for our clients.  

You’ll be developing your communication and problem-solving skills as well as honing your mathematical ability and business acumen.  You’ll be given the opportunity to grow, with a wide variety of projects to work on and an experienced, high performing qualified team to learn from.

Please indicate in your application if you are interested in the Commercial Property team. 

What you can bring 
·           An understanding of the consultancy environment
·           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 determination to achieve professional accreditation (RICS)
·           An interest and ability to adapt to the changing world, new technology and being open to flexible and agile ways of working 
·           A desire to develop relationship building skills with clients and internal stakeholders
·           Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team

Meeting your needs

We've created a rewards package to fit around your study, career and personal needs. Enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, tailored career development and a strong support network. Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme. 

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply Now" below to register your details and start your application journey. To find out more and for advice on how to play to your strengths, visit us on Connectr.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on

Our deadline for applications is Friday 26th March 2021. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible. 

More about us

Atkins and Faithful+Gould are members of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we're both leading global consultancies with a combined 150 years' expertise. Our organisations collaborate on everything from transportation to defence, energy to infrastructure. At Atkins, you'll be part of a design and engineering team driven to find new answers to the biggest challenges of our time. While at Faithful+Gould, you'll work with project and programme management teams that keep our world moving forward.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

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.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.