Commercial (Highways) Graduate Programme 2024
Would you like to work for an inclusive and collaborative company which is also one of the most successful within the UK infrastructure and construction industry?
Who we are at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
We deliver some of the UK’s most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of Highways, Energy, Water, Nuclear, Rail and Aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through our innovative and responsible infrastructure.
Our Graduate Programme
Our structured development Graduate programme covers a variety of personal development and technical training to support your well-rounded development. Our programme blends practical exposure to enhance your discipline specific abilities whilst enhancing your individual personal development during your early career.
You’ll also be offered a professional scheme mentor, to help you expand graduate membership of your specific chartered body. We have a great group of early careers currently in the business and plenty of experienced colleagues who get involved in supporting you at every step of the way!
About the project
Our Highways team delivers everything from high-profile national projects to local schemes, whether it's new or enhanced links or renewal of existing infrastructure. We improve road journeys for people every day.
Our projects are built on being a responsible business, protecting people and delivering benefits to the environment and the local communities. We currently have a range of live projects across the Country and use a range of approaches:
- Tier one supplier where we are the main contractor on the project working with our supply chain partners to deliver the project on behalf of National Highways.
- Joint Ventures and Alliances where we work with other Main Contractor partners to deliver a programme of works for the National Highways Smart Motorway Programme.
- National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework enables us to work with other suppliers to deliver smaller projects on England’s motorways and main A roads
- Local Authority projects such as widening the A423 and replacing a bridge over the railway for Oxford City Council.
The Commercial Graduate role is UK wide and could be based at any of sites so the ability to travel is a must.
What will you be doing?
During your 2 year Graduate Programme you will be involved in:
- Contracts and procurement: recording and monitoring variations to the contract and ascertaining the time and cost impacts involved.
- Measurement: Measuring works scope both from design and on site also involves recording progress and valuing the work, based on agreed contract rates.
- Cost forecasting: This involves forecasting the final costs of projects or work packages. You will review tender documents, contract variations, and use this to calculate the final figure payable.
- Monitoring profit and loss against agreed scheme budgets: This involves compiling monthly reports to show the progress of a project. Tasks include recording costs incurred and future costs, producing summaries showing monies coming in and out, monitoring risks, and reporting on factors likely to affect profitability.
- Supporting our Project Teams in the identification & management of Risks and Opportunities throughout the life cycle of the project.
- Liaising with customers and with our Supply Chain Partners: Attending meetings to advise and progress any issues that arise.
Whilst this list is not exhaustive it aims to give you an example of the type of work you would be involved in.
What qualifications do I require?
- A degree accredited by a chartered body (e.g. ICE, CIOB, RICS) at lower second or above
- Ability to travel or drive to site locations if needed
You will need the ability to
- Look for opportunities in difficult situations
- Speak engagingly by using facts and examples to support your point
- Show you listening by using open ended questions to deepen your understanding
- Help others to stay positive, by helping them see opportunities
- Develop ideas by considering different perspectives
- Contribute to group decision making, whilst recognising the value of other ideas
- Speak adaptively by changing the content depending on the response of listeners
- Manage time and share resources to support completing tasks
- Work well with others by understanding and respecting diversity of others' cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds
- Listen to others and record important information as I do
Why join our team?
We already have a great cohort of early careers Graduates and Apprentices in the business and plenty of experienced colleagues who get involved in supporting you at every step of the way. You’ll also be offered a professional scheme mentor to help you on your path to chartership with your specific chartered body.
Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited as a Disability Confident employer. We have also been awarded platinum accreditation against the Investors in People Standard.
Please note Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.