McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Limited
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The McLaughlin and Harvey Trainee programme will give you the opportunity to train as a Quantity Surveyor. From day one, our programme is designed to give you the best mentored, relevant and practical experience on site, tailored to suit your chosen career. Join McLaughlin and Harvey’s Trainee programme and you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification coupled with invaluable hands on experience, ready to begin your career in one of the most exciting industries around!
As a Trainee Quantity Surveyor you will undertake a degree in Quantity Surveying and develop into the role of a Quantity Surveyor who is responsible for negotiating and concluding a contract for the supply of work, goods, materials and services. During the development period the Trainee Quantity Surveyor will assist the Quantity Surveyor and carry out the following duties:
Assist with the procurement of Sub-Contractors.
Assist with the preparation of Sub-Contract Orders.
Contribute to the preparation of Monthly Valuations.
Assist with Payment of Sub-Contractors and Cash Flow Forecasting.
Support the Quantity Surveyor with the preparation of Costs and Budgets.
Review and undertake site measurements.
Assist with the preparation of internal & external monthly reports.
Liaise with all members of the Site team, e.g. Project Manager, Site
Manager, Design Manager.
Liaise with other departments within the business e.g. Estimating &
How will I spend an average working week?
You’ll spend one day a week attending university studying towards your interested degree. It’s not all about study and exams though. When you’re not in University you’ll be putting into practice what you’ve learned by working with experienced colleagues on a range of high profile projects.
You will get responsibility from an early stage in your career and will play a key role in helping deliver projects on time and under budget. You will also have opportunities to work on our high-profile projects.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, you’ll be supported by both a Buddy and a Mentor.
You will be enrolled onto a Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme with a local university this will be to study, BSc (Hons) Construction and the Built Environment (QS).
We offer a fully funded scheme where on completion you will gain a degree. Training will include time in relevant departments offering a broader understanding of how the business operates getting involved in interesting and challenging work. At the same time, you’ll be earning a competitive salary.
You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement
What do we need from you?
High personal standards of professionalism at all times particularly in relation to health and safety culture
Fully embrace the principles of the Considerate Constructors’ Scheme and provide active input to maximise the company’s performance in the scheme
Commitment to studying towards professional qualification
Strong analytical, written, communication and presentation skills
Willingness to develop your existing skills and acquire new ones
Ability to work independently and in a team, with a dedicated approach to meeting deadlines
Eligibility to work and live permanently in the UK
Hold a full UK Driving Licence (desirable) or access to private/public transport
There is a requirement to travel to site.
Minimum entry requirements to study at Heriot Watt University. Entry Requirements:
SQA Highers at AAAB or equivalent.
HNC in a Construction related subject.
Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering in conjunction with SQA Highers at AAB.
In addition, with role of Trainee Quantity Surveyor, there is a requirement to travel to site.