Apprentice Construction Project Manager

Type: Apprentice
Region: Eastern

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee / Apprentice Project Manager to work within our Project Management Consultancy Team. Our project management consultancy service extends to all sectors of the construction industry in the Anglian/Central London regions, so you could be working on projects as diverse as a new hospital development, a new 400 seat theatre building, a sports/swimming centre, a regional airport, a University of Cambridge Research facility, alongside flood protection civil engineering works.

Predominantly you will be working within the Cambridge office environment, however you will have the opportunity to see working construction sites. You will work under the close supervision of senior colleagues and the nature of the work can be fast paced to meet the client and project deadlines. The role requires sound logic, analytical and excellent communication skills.

The Project Management Apprenticeship will start in September 2024. You will work towards a Project management / Construction management / Quantity Surveying degree over 4-5 years, with an additional period to allow you to complete your studies and successfully apply for membership of a chartered professional institution.

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

AECOM Typical PM Duties:

Apprentices are likely to gain exposure on some of the duties outlined below, however, this will be dependent on the stage of the project they are working on.

  • Co-ordination and the preparation of initial viability studies.
  • Appointing all project consultants including; advising the Client on the terms of consultant appointments and fee structures, checking that consultants responsibilities are clearly stated, making recommendations concerning the novation of consultants to the contractor, advising on the need for warranties and professional indemnity insurances.
  • Preparing the Project Brief
  • Preparing a Project Execution Plan
  • Establishing a project governance structure including communications, reporting, correspondence and drawings distribution, authorization procedures, meetings structure.
  • Establishing the overall budget for the project. Preparing project Cashflows.

  • Preparing and maintaining a master programme from inception to completion.
  • Managing the design team and all other consultants.
  • Convene design meetings with the Client and the design team. Chair and minute the meeting.
  • Overseeing the design programme and monitor production of information by the design team.
  • Reviewing the cost plans prepared by the Cost Consultant.
  • Report on progress to the Client regularly.
  • Arranging for the preparation of investigations or other surveys required for design development, including tendering and appointing.
  • Checking that applications for statutory approvals are submitted in accordance with the master programme.
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress of the Consultants and Contractor against the master programme.
  • Assisting with the submission of planning applications and with the co-ordination of negotiations with planning authorities.
  • Prepare a project risk register and manage risks on the project.

  • Preparing the project procurement strategy with the Client, establishing any Client procedures for the selection and method of appointment of the Contractor.
  • Manage the preparation of the Tender documents, including, monitor the Consultants in the preparation and assembly of the Employers Requirements.
  • Prepare a list of tenderers, sending out tender documents, conducting interviews, preparing tender analysis and tender report.

  • Co-ordinate, chair and minuting construction progress meeting, including monitoring consultant meetings
  • Acting in the role of the Employers Agent or Contract Administrator under the Contract.
  • Manage the change control process
  • Manage the risk management process
  • Co-ordinate and manage inspections by the consultants of the design and construction of the works.
  • Monitoring construction progress
  • Reporting to the Client on a regular basis.

  • Monitor the preparation, submission and acceptance of the CDM health and safety file, as built drawings, operating and maintenance manuals, maintenance agreements and guarantees.
  • Coordinate the handover of the project, and on the logistics of taking possession of the project.

  • Oversee and confirm the agreement of final accounts with the Consultant Team and Contractors.
  • Establish suitable procedures for the notification and rectification of defects during the defect liability period and for the final inspection of the project at the end of that period.


Please include a covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.

We are seeking A-Level School Leavers or equivalent with the following predicted or secured qualifications:

Minimum 112 UCAS tariff points; this is the equivalent to A-Level B-B-C or BTEC National Diploma DMM (1x Distinction and 2x Merits)

Minimum GCSE Mathematics & English at Grade 5 (New Structure) or Grade C (Old Structure) or above.


  • An interest in and desire to pursue a career in Project Management and the Built Environment
  • An aptitude towards good logic, problem solving and strong organizational skills
  • Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
  • Ability to work virtually / remote working
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
  • English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills
  • Professional manner
  • Full UK driving licence.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please include a covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.

You must have permanent right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.


AECOM is the worlds trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether youre working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. Were the worlds trusted global infrastructure firm, and were in this together your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and youll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: REF31203K

Business Line: B&P – Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: On-Site

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