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AECOM Project Management Apprentice - September 2023 Start in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. 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 Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

The Project Management Apprenticeship will start in September 2023 predominately based within the London office. 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.

As part of the Apprenticeship you will work towards a BSc (Hons) Construction Management with UCEM, following successful completion of the degree, and upon achievement of the experience requirements, you will sit the Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Over the course of the four-year apprenticeship programme you will have dedicated study days provided and access to a range of online and blended learning tools.

As part of your Apprenticeship you will undertake a 6 month rotation with a Contractor that partner with AECOM, exposing you to working in a contracting and construction environment.

Job Description

What We Offer:

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 person’s potential, and we’ll 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.

Inception / Feasibility

  • 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, authorisation 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 Employer’s 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.

Handover, commissioning and building management maintenance

  • 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


No relevant experience is necessary. The position is ideally suited to school leavers at A-Level standard (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:

  • Minimum 96 UCAS points (or equivalent)

  • Minimum of grade ‘C’ Maths & English GCSE (or equivalent)

  • 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 works as part of a team

  • Practical, adaptable and enthusiastic

  • English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll 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.

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. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072548

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Human Resources

Career Area: Program & Project Management