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Year Out Cost Consultants for Buildings & Infrastructure Sectors

  • TypeInternship
  • DegreeBachelor
  • LocationLondon, GB
  • Posted28 September 2016
  • Start date20 January 2017
  • Deadline14 January 2017

 If you are looking for a role as a Year Out Cost Consultant wishing to develop your career and you are ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on. You will work with industry experts who are leaders in their field and have an enormous breadth of knowledge to share.  At Arcadis ongoing professional development and coaching means that you will have the opportunity to participate in programmes designed to help you grow your skill sets and take your career to new heights.

We are seeking to recruit Year Out Cost Consultants to support the various teams to work on our design and consultancy projects within the Buildings sector.  It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to progress into a Graduate role upon completion of your university degree.

Our teams are involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding.  We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes and are working closely with our blue chip clients.  Some of our most prominent clients are:

  • Large financial institutions
  • Commercial and Procurement services to Network Rail infrastructure
  • Automotives and manufacturing conglomerates
  • High End Residential Clients
  • Affordable housing  and residential developers
  • Retail banks
  • Highways England Commercial Division
  • National Grid, UK Power Networks and Business Advisory for UKPN
  • Universities and educational facilities
  • Local authorities
  • Commercial Developers


Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.  Arcadis Improving quality of life.

This role is more than a standard next step. It’s a chance to move into a business where you can go as far as you want. You can explore our world further by visiting our website or talking to us.  However, we are keen to know about yours.  What ambitions do you hold for the future?  What challenges keep you up at night, and put a spring in your step in the morning.  Your answers are important to us.  We need people who can see the bigger picture.  Who can bring their experience to life with spark and imagination, and are passionate about playing their part in our story.

Overview of Role:

 Undertaking a year out gives great insight to the day-to-day demands of the role of a Cost Consultant and allows for students to practically apply what has been taught at university.  Placements also allow students to build relationships within the organisation and develop self-confidence and personal ability.  When Year outs return to university it means they can concentrate solely on their studying rather than spending vital time job hunting and in many instances a Graduate will return with a first class degree.


  • Measurement of areas
  • Preparation of Cost Plans and Cost Reports
  • Estimating and Benchmarking of costs
  • Preparation of contract documentation
  • To provide support in the delivery of projects and professional assignments.
  • To be able to take a simple brief from a more senior member of staff and act upon it.
  • To deliver elements of assignments under the supervision of more senior members of staff
  • To provide all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Be a team player.
  • To provide general support to the team.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Working towards a relevant degree within the Built Environment or construction project management
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organised and can operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A team player who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals both within the Company and outside
  • A broad thinker who can take a global view and has an inherent ability to ‘get the job done’
  • Pro-active approach
  • Able to maintain total confidentiality at all times
  • A flexible attitude
  • Able to manage priorities
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Innovative and self-motivated
  • Competent in the use of all Microsoft packages
  • Can adhere to deadlines and mange expectations

The individual:

  • An energetic and motivated individual with natural drive to achieve results
  • A perceptive individual who, through a natural diplomacy, can influence people in a changing environment
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organised and can operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A team player who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals
  • Ability to form an independent opinion based on information received
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as capable of using initiative
  • Presentable and articulate.

What We Offer: 

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career.  In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

Opportunity to be offered a Graduate role upon completion of a year out

  • Sponsorship in final year at University
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • High APC pass rate
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension matched to 8%
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Generous Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days
  • Study leave
  • Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid