Project Management Graduate Scheme

Type: Graduate
Region: Scotland

Innovation on the cutting edge 

Are you ready to be part of a world-leading, inspiring and ambitious team? We’re making some exciting changes to our company brands and uniting SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, and Faithful+Gould to become AtkinsRéalis. Aligned to this we’re introducing a brand new look.

Webinar Highlight Working on projects in areas that excite and interest you. To watch the full Gradcracker/AtkinsRéalis webinar, .

This is a journey, and it will take time to evolve, so for early careers you will still see us as Atkins for the time being. Please be reassured that this doesn’t impact any of the roles you apply for – we’re still us, just better. 

Atkins, operating under AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design, engineering and project management expertise. With us, you’ll join a team that asks questions and dares to see things differently while engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

Join our Graduate Development Programme where you’ll be trusted with complex work and supported by your peers, line managers and senior leaders.

We’ll give you everything you need to thrive; from plenty of opportunities in areas you’re interested in, to flexibility for work, life and study – not to mention excellent training and support to develop professionally. Join us: you’ll be in great company.

Where you could work

Our Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T) team provides trusted advice and expert support to organisations in mission critical industries.

So, when we say you’ll be making a difference, we mean your work will help keep people safe, protect our national interests, and overcome some of the biggest challenges our global community has ever faced.

Our approach is underpinned by our ability to draw on and effectively integrate our capabilities in several areas including:

  • Engineering: We have a strong engineering heritage and deep technical expertise, which enable us to find innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients’ challenges.
  • Project Management: We consistently demonstrate that we have the skills and experience to deliver large, complex projects including in highly regulated and safety- critical environments.
  • Consulting: We’re all changing the way we live and work to respond to an ever- changing environment and unforeseen events. We help our clients navigate these changes and seize the opportunities that transformation can bring.
  • Digital: We leverage technology to deliver the best results, measure our progress against targets, demonstrate value for money, and future- proof our client’s projects

Join the team that project manages some of our world’s largest, most complex programmes and construction projects. As one of our Graduate Project Managers, you’ll have the chance to plan and deliver on both large and niche projects.

You could manage an eco-friendly build, like the Cambridge Mosque, or restore a major art centre, such as Edinburgh’s Collective. We’ll trust you to own your projects while supporting you to develop your skills and confidence.

Help us reimagine our places and spaces, from transport-hubs to university campuses, industrial facilities and critical flood defence schemes. Across all our markets, we touch every aspect of the social and economic framework.

As a Graduate Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for supporting the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects from concept through to construction, on our expanding portfolio of the biggest and most challenging projects in the UK.?

We’re the team that has been engineering, delivering, managing and decommissioning nuclear facilities worldwide for over 20 years. As a Graduate Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for realising projects to time, cost and quality.

You’ll work with our engineering teams, clients and stakeholders: monitoring and reporting on projects, as well as leading and coordinating industry-leading bids.

Some of the clients you could work with, include Urenco UK, Sellafield Ltd and various nuclear new build organisations. You’ll be transforming the future of energy with us and be proud to play a part in reaching net-zero by 2050.

In a connected and ever-changing world, we’re shaping the future of transport, making journeys easier, safer and more reliable, supporting a healthier, happier and more productive society.

Through combining traditional engineering, new technologies and innovative thinking we bring ideas to life, meeting increased demands on infrastructure to deliver not only more, but better for less.

As partner of choice, our industry-leading expertise, strategic insight and capability spans the full transport ecosystem, reimagining infrastructure across rail, highways and local transport.

Our collaborative approach puts our customers at the heart of everything we do, driving efficiencies, improving mobility and unlocking growth.

What you can bring

  • A passion for, and understanding of, a consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
  • An ability to adapt to the changing world of work, embracing new technology?and agile ways of working
  • Ability to demonstrate relationship building skills which you’ll use with?clients and internal stakeholders
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Meeting your needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join and a further payment of £2,500 when you achieve chartered status or reach an equivalent stage in your professional development
  • 33 days’ annual leave, including bank holidays. You also have the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Two paid annual volunteer days to be used with a charity or initiative of your choice
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices
  • Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to our Women’s Professional Development Programme and ethnic minority Empowering Programme

Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.

We’ve signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge. (This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)

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