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European Student Placement Agency

6 Month Cost Engineering - Construction Internship (HALCE1612)


ESPA (European Student Placement Agency) is a recruitment agency whose goal is to find high quality internships for European students in the UK. We work closely with our host companies to ensure the positions provide students with a great experience, both professional and personal.


The Host Company
A family owned regional contractor delivering construction services throughout the South West. With construction playing a pivotal role in building communities, the company aim is to provide sustainable, innovative and user friendly living and work spaces. Through their integrated approach from prequalification & cost planning through to construction and aftercare they ensure that their customers’ and their stakeholders’ needs are understood. They aim to meet these needs by providing predictable outcomes and keeping their promises.
The intern will work with the consultant team and clients to collect information during a first stage and attending meetings when necessary. Process and analyse the information in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labour required to construct a building or provide construction service while managing different software. In addition, the intern will be working close with the operations team during the whole process until the very end when the handover meeting happens.


Collating the tender* information provided by the client / Consultant team.  Attending a tender review meeting to agree the tender submission as well as tender interviews where required.  Preparation of Bills of Quants to SMM7 or NRM2 standard.  Importing Bills into our estimating software “Causeway”  Working within the Causeway system to produce tender enquiries and sending those to Sub-contractors.  Chasing and receiving Tenders from S/C and then collating into a comparison for review.  Putting together the preliminaries budget with the operations team.  Submitting the tender.  Providing a pack of information for the commercial team and attend the handover meeting where we are successful.

Personal Skills
 Education background in quantity surveying or construction management.
 Comfortable with mathematics is essential.
 IT skills, preferably a very good understanding of Microsoft Excel / Word.
 Team player but also able to work individually.
 Good communication skills.
 Enthusiastic and motivated individual keen to contribute to the growth of the business previous work experience in the construction industry.
 Knowledge on SMM7 or NRM2.
 Quality Focus.

We bieden aan

BENEFITS: All ESPA’s services are free for students and alumni. The benefits are:
1) Paid Accommodation.
2) Paid Utility Bills (electricity, gas, water and council tax) + Internet Access
3) Commuter travel to work (accommodation will be found within an acceptable commuting distance from the workplace, if that requires more than a sensible walk then a bus/train ticket will be provided).
This will be sourced and managed on your behalf by ESPA. These benefits have an approximate value of 700€-1000€ per month (depending on location).
There is no salary over and above the benefits offered, unless specifically stated.
To know more, please visit: www.espauk.com

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