Pick Everard are looking for talented Graduates to join us in 2024! Are you graduating this year and looking for your first role as a Graduate Cost Manager within the Built Environment?

Pick Everard are always on the look out for exceptional new talent to work within our independent, award-winning property and construction consultancy firm. We work hard to provide the support and experience you need to work with us to deliver better solutions to our clients across real estate, infrastructure and the natural environment. 

We are looking for Graduates to join our teams in London but will still consider your application if you are located in a commutable distance. You will be working on a range of projects across different sectors such as commercial, residential, schools, hospitals; offering you variety and challenge very early on in your career. In everything you do you will be supported by a team with extensive experience in the industry who are keen to share their knowledge. 

Our Early Careers Development Scheme is a two year programme in which we will support your development in becoming a successful professional within the industry. You will receive structured support with chartership, technical training and professional membership from our internal mentors as you work towards achieving your professional accreditation. Our mentors come with a wealth of knowledge and experience, therefore providing you with the best support in your chosen career path. 

Please note, if shortlisted you may be invited for an assessment day. You will take part in a range of activities, a chance to also mingle with other candidates, colleagues at Pick Everard and a great opportunity for you to learn more about us and what we have to offer! If selected to take part, you will be made fully aware in advance of what to expect and how to prepare.  

Key responsibilities 

  • Assist in the preparation of Cost Estimates, cost plans and tender documents.
  • Carrying out arithmetical checks of calculations.
  • Assisting in preparation of interim valuations of construction work for review by senior staff, including arithmetical checking
  • Assisting with the general support in the cost management and financial reporting of construction projects under direction of senior staff
  • Attend meetings to assist in providing QS input, review project progress and present project data.
  • General administration assistance in connection with Quantity Surveying duties.
  • Responsible for ensuring that they understand and comply with all Health & Safety requirements, practices and procedures

About you

This role will suit a Graduate who wants to gain industry experience working on a variety of projects within the built environment. Ideally you will also have the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Achieved a degree of 2:1 or above (desirable) in Cost Management/Quantity Surveying or a related subject
  • Relevant PC skills (Microsoft Office) with ability to develop technical skills
  • Interest in construction and desire to work and progress within the industry.
  • Looking to work towards achieving chartership 
  • A professional and compassionate attitude
  • A team player and inquisitive nature
  • Able to follow instructions and work proactively
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage time with multiple tasks

About us

At Pick Everard, we work together to make the extraordinary a reality. We are looking for exceptional new talent to be a part of our journey as we move forward through our ambitious five-year Business Plan.

We are an independent award-winning property and construction consultancy firm, operating within the industry, providing complete integrated service delivery to help our clients deliver better solutions across real estate, infrastructure and the natural environment.

We are at the forefront of the industry and enjoy a culture that is centered around being creative, professional, compassionate, client-oriented and fun. Our recent successes include:

  • Listed as an NCE100 Consultancy and AJ100 Practice
  • Named a Top 150 Consultancy by Building Magazine
  • Recognised as a leading Financial Times Consultancy
  • Winners of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) Awards, Best Business Performance of the Year – Large Consultancy
  • Winners at the RICS Awards – Infrastructure category
  • An Investors in People and Investors in Excellence accredited business
  • Winners at the Enterprising Women Awards

Through our remarkable history we have already established the sound principles of success and we have the vision and ambition to be even better, as we move forward into a very bright future. 

We’re growing and we need more experts onboard. Join us and we will provide you with an inspiring environment in which you’ll be able to drive real progress and impact in your career. 

To learn more about why it is good to work here please visit our website and follow us on social media. Be part of it.

Remuneration and benefits

We value and promote a positive work-life balance and encourage every member of our team to get involved with charity, sports, community, and company events. Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation.

We are also a responsible employer and Investors in People accredited business. You will receive an attractive salary that will match your skills and experience, as well as the following benefits:

  • Structured Graduate Programme 
  • Hybrid working
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • 26 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays + option to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • Healthcare cashplan
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Childcare benefits
  • Enhanced Adoption & Shared Parental Leave benefits
  • Long service awards – including enhanced annual leave and vouchers
  • Annual Being PickEverard awards
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Spot Rewards
  • Professional subscriptions  
  • Season ticket loan or car loan at senior level
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support and Employee Assistance Programme

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Pick Everard is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us on our journey.