Balfour Beatty Group
graduate scheme

Graduate Property Manager

Job description

Our two-year scheme provides the opportunity for a graduate to train in commercial property within the UKs construction company to become a Chartered Surveyor. The role would either suite a graduate with a relevant surveying degree or a graduate who is prepared to study part-time for a post-graduate surveying qualification. The funding of the post-graduate course would be included as part of the programme.

The programme provides mentoring and development by senior leaders in the Property Team and hands-on work in the business to ensure you will finish the scheme equipped and ready to embark on a successful and accelerated career.

The Property team is based in London and Derby and is responsible for commercial property across the UK. The role can be based in either location but would involve extensive travel across the UK.

What you'll be doingThe Property Team are responsible over one million sq ft of commercial property in the UK, spread across 68 sites with a budget of GBP24m pa for the permanent estate. The properties can range from headquarter offices in Canary Wharf to a small regional office in Elgin, Scotland. The Property Teams job is to ensure all these properties provide a modern, safe and productive environment for the business to operate from.

In addition to managing the permanent estate the Property Team advise on properties acquired specifically for a contract. These can range from fields to large warehouses and offices. On average the team deal with over a 100 of these each year which provides a huge variety of work which the graduate role would be involved with.

There are three Senior Property Managers in the Property Team and the role will be partnered with one of them depending on which location the role is based from. As the role is working for a client and not a surveying practise it means you will cover all aspects of commercial property and be instructing consultants for their advice. Key tasks include:

  • Acquiring new properties
  • Disposing of surplus properties
  • Dealing with the maintenance and running of existing properties
  • Instructing agents to deal with rent reviews and dilapidation settlements
  • Ensuring rating assessments are correct and paid on time
  • Design and fitting-out of new premises

It is likely the two-year programme will include a rotation to the other base to ensure the role has full exposure to all the Property Team and the work they undertake.

The aim by the end of the programme is that you will have gained a broad experience in all aspects of commercial property, an understanding of the Balfour Beatty business and be able to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.

Balfour Beatty Graduate Programmes

Youll join a thriving graduate network across Balfour Beatty, and as you progress, youll have the freedom to tailor your path into roles and disciplines where you can put your biggest and best ideas into practice. Your time on the programme will see you gaining broader skills outside of Property with development offerings around project management and leadership skills. You will be joining a leading international infrastructure group shaping innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. Youll have visibility in key areas of our business including design, operations, safety and commercial; youll soon appreciate the important role of engineering innovation.

We will develop your technical and leadership skills to help you reach your full potential and as your programme progresses you will have increased responsibility; working with experts who will share their knowledge, provide support and give invaluable feedback, you will never stop learning. You will be part of a graduate cohort and will be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can impact and change the way we work as a business.

Salary and benefits
We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will also be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and whats involved in the scheme, visit our website to learn more.

What we are looking for

  • A real interest in commercial property and working for an occupier
  • The ability to deliver property projects to budget and programme
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence decision making
  • What youll need:
  • Ideally previous work experience in property
  • Eligibility to work and live permanently in the UK
  • A full, clean UK driving licence


A minimum of a 2:1 degree

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

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We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 16 March 2020

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Closing date:  16 March 2020

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