GRAHAM Academy - Commercial Management - UK


About The Role


Benefits: Car Allowance; Subsidised Private Medical Cover; Life Assurance Scheme; Living away from home allowance (where appropriate), Contributory Pension, 35 Days annual leave (Including Public Holidays)

The Commercial Team has opportunities for Graduates, Industrial Placements, Technical Apprenticeships and Summer Placements.

People who work in Commercial Management are called Quantity Surveyors. GRAHAM Construction operates throughout the UK and Ireland. We pride ourselves in delivering value for money and innovative solutions for our clients.

Quantity Surveying at GRAHAM Construction is a highly varied role involving all divisions of the business from Building to Civils and Interior Fit Out.

As a forward thinking sustainable infrastructure, our core sections being Marine, Highways, Rail, Water & Nuclear.

What does a Quantity Surveyor do?
A Quantity Surveyor makes sure that the financial position of construction projects are accurately reported and controlled effectively. They manage the contractual relationships between the various parties involved in any particular project.

A Quantity Surveyor will:
• Check and process sub-contract payments for work completed
• Ensure that Subcontractors are not charging for work that was not completed
• Produce schedules of what materials etc. are needed to complete a project so that these can be ‘bought’ from sub-contractors
• Prepare and manage the accounts for projects
• Take off drawings
• Site measurement
• Liaise with those onsite to obtain site records and reconciling these against works claimed
• Agree changes with Client’s commercial team
• Deal with all legal contracts and their clauses for a project

Technical Competencies


• Studying Quantity Surveying / Commercial Management to degree level at university or technical college
• Demonstrate an understanding of construction management practices
• Demonstrate strong communication skills


• Health & Safety Induction Including Management System CSR/SAFEPASS/CSCS Card
• Previous site experience

Behavioural Competencies


Commercial Awareness: relevant to the position applied for and understanding of why commercial awareness and business acumen are related and how these combine to meet customer needs and GRAHAM business requirements.

Leadership skills: Communicates well and shows commitment to work as part of a fully integrated team.

Effective Communication skills: Able to adapt communication to audience and create detailed written documents and reports under supervision. Able to maintain and manage communication links with a variety of stakeholders. Presents a professional image and promotes the Brand.

Customer Focus: Takes time to question and understand why customer needs are important and wants to forge ongoing sustainable links with customers to act in theirs and the businesses long term interest.

Influencing: Identifies and builds relationships with those who will be useful now and in the future in achieving strategic business objectives.

Initiative: Is able to work alone to get results in an effective way. Understands and seeks to minimise waste in resources and processes. Adopts and encourages others to adopt new ways of working. Demonstrate ability to eventually work unsupervised.

Team Player: Always willing to be involved in other activities to achieve company objectives. Works collaboratively and uses influence to gain resolution of issues. Demonstrates honestly, loyalty and commitment.

Negotiation: Willingness to learn and the ability to understand negotiation skills and why these are important for all supply chain members all contractual rights and obligations are realised and protected.

About You


We offer a two-year programme which focuses on developing your technical and interpersonal skills. In addition, a structured, mentored training programme, aligned to a recognised professional qualification, will set you on the pathway to chartership. Through early responsibility you’ll learn quickly on challenging projects with the opportunity for fast-track career advancement.

Applications are now open for our 2025 intake and close on 14th June 2025. If you are interested in applying please click on the below:

Our industrial placements can last from 3-12 months, dependent on your college/university curriculum.   On your placement you will be given the support, guidance and experience which will lay the foundations for a great future in Commercial Management. This includes a structured learning programme and experience in a variety of Commercial Management environments.  Show us what you can do, and your placement could lead to a company scholarship award and an offer of employment when you graduate.

Applications are now open for our 2025 intake and close on 14th June 2024. If you are interested in applying please click on the below:

Technical apprenticeships are available at a number of entry points from GCSE, A Level or BTEC awards.

In general all technical apprenticeship levels include paid work experience with off the job learning at a college/university on a day release basis.  Technical apprentices develop on the job skills and gain wide-ranging construction knowledge and can naturally progress through the levels towards degree achievement.  Our structured technical apprenticeship programmes will also be your first step towards membership of a professional body which can lead to rewarding careers within Commercial Management.

Applications are normally open between April and June. However, some vacancies may still be available for a September start. If you are interested in applying or registering interest please click on the below ‘Apply for Job’ link.

Our work experience placements are a great starting point for a successful future at GRAHAM Construction. It’s an exciting opportunity to experience the world of work and get a real insight into a Commercial Management role.

Applications are now open for our 2025 intake and close on 14th June 2025. If you are interested in applying please click on the below:

If you have any questions please contact a member of our HR team on 02892 689500.

Our Commitment to you:

We are proud to say that we are a committed Equal Opportunities Employer, and we aim to be the first choice for people where everyone is recognised as an individual and where the richness of a diverse workforce is embraced to maximise business performance and to deliver lasting impact.  The principles of Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) help create a positive team culture, a safer and healthier workplace, more innovation through diversity of ideas and a more productive workforce – everything thrives when we feel valued.

We are only able to consider applications from individuals who are eligible to live and work in the UK, as per Home Office regulations. Please check your eligibility with the regulations before applying, as we may be able to sponsor a work permit on your behalf.  Individuals with a current time restricted right to work in the UK, should contact the Human Resources team in the first instance.

A basic disclosure may be requested if security clearance is required by 3rd party clients and a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. Our Access NI/Vetting and Barring Scheme Policy and Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders is available upon request.

Please apply to our vacancy portal by uploading a comprehensive and targeted CV with your relevant experiences.  Note: All applicants must complete an online monitoring form.

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