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Quantity Surveyor Student Placement

Requisition ID: 59493

Domain: Construction/Commercial

Contract type: Internship

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS are recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor Student Placement to be based in Belfast. This is a fixed term (12 month) full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary of up to £13,312 and benefits package.

General Overview

Equans have a fantastic opportunity for a student looking to undertake an industry placement within our commercial team to commence in post as soon as possible.

The commercial team is responsible for the effective control of commercial risks, liabilities, exposures and opportunities within our trading relationships and during your placement, you will gain hands-on experience by supporting senior commercial staff in the administration of costs and contracts relating to active projects.

This is a perfect opportunity to gain valuable experience and put some of what you are learning into practice. The role will be challenging, demanding and varied. A fantastic opportunity working alongside a vastly experienced team.

As a placement student you will have the opportunity to work within a specialist field to assist the Commercial team across the business to reduce commercial risk and manage the commercial aspects of our projects.

* Please indicate the University you are currently studying at and your qualification pathway in your application and confirm your course includes a placement year.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing an understanding of responsive Repairs and Maintenance on Measured Term Contracts
  • Developing an understanding of the NEC suite of Contracts
  • Assisting in the preparation of subcontract package enquiries, analysing tender returns, and supporting the administration of select packages (in accordance with company procedures
  • Assisting with the valuation of subcontractor applications for payment
  • Assisting with the assessment & preparation of payment notices and
  •  Assisting Final Account Valuations using Schedules of Rates / Dayworks / Quotations
  • Assisting with capturing, managing, and communicating change and risk on the project in accordance with the contract
  • Assisting with the reporting of the Project Budget / Cost Report
  • Undertake record-keeping including but not limited to collating site records, the preparation of meeting packs, meeting invites, and assisting the write-up of meeting minutes
  • Understanding the implications of health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • Pension Scheme
  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for?

  • Currently working towards a RICS/CICES accredited degree or other agreed qualification – essential.
  • Five GCSEs, grade A*- C or certified equivalent, including Maths and English
  • Organised and able to multitask,
  • Self-motivated,
  • Flexible, Curious, and strive to understand the “why”,
  • Proactive in self-development,
  • Able to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
  • An excellent communicator who is able to adapt communication styles (eg. effective oral, written, graphic and presentation),
  • Able to work as part of a team,
  • Looking to supplement theory with practical 1st hand experience and its application,
  • Developing an appreciation of company policies, procedures & controls, office management systems & document control; contractual correspondence; commercial management standards, financial reporting; programme evaluation; health, safety & environmental regulations.

Who are we?


EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 


What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 


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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.