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Project Controls Apprentice

Job Introduction

The HS2 London Tunnels is a megaproject and SCS JV uses the latest technology to collect accurate and robust data to assess performance. We need people that want to use that data to provide insight to the project team and enable effective decision making.

SCS JV is looking for a Project Controls Apprentices to work and develop within the key functions, Project Controls, Planning and Risk Management, in the delivery of a megaproject. There is also the possibility to work in the Change and Estimating functions.

You will join a cohort of apprentices learning about the advanced techniques and methods used to manage projects delivering design and construction. You will also spend time each week studying at college where you will learn the principles of project controls, planning and risk management. Then at work SCS JV will enable you to use those skills on a project.

The course you will study will lead to a recognised L6 apprenticeship qualification and after this you convert this to a BSc Project Controls Professional.

We will provide a mentor who will support you in the role on the project and at college. Together we will review your progress and help you to get the guidance and training that you need to ensure you are successful in your role. Every six months we will assess your attendance and performance. As you progress through your apprenticeship, we will award a pay increment.

We have three main locations for work on the project as well as the three key functions that you will be supporting on the project. The project is constantly evolving as we complete our design and move into procurement and construction. So, you will experience a variety of challenges in your role, and we want to develop well rounded professionals that can take responsibility of one of the main functions on a package within 2-3 years.

Fortunately, the three roles overlap significantly and so there are a lot of common skills, but they are also quite different. So, if you are interested in data, and using that data to provide insight to manage projects we think you will really enjoy this apprenticeship at SCS JV and a career in megaprojects.

Role Responsibility

  • Updating programmes and schedules to reflect the plan to complete the works.
  • Assessment of threats and opportunities, identification of mitigations and quantitative risk analysis.
  • Preparing and presenting project reports to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Assessing performance using both quantity and earned value methods.
  • Control of costs and bills of quantities.
  • Updating and maintaining the work breakdown structure for the project.
  • Assessment of change and management of them through the governance processes.
  • Following training, manipulate and analyse complex data using various software packages.
  • Administration and coordination of meetings and briefings.
  • Understand and comply with the HSSE polices.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintaining your work diary as part of your apprenticeship.
  • Working towards and successfully completing your qualifications.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An individual looking to undertake an apprenticeship with an award-winning employer.
  • Passionate about technology and data and using it to provide insight.
  • People who enjoy challenges and working in a variety of environments.
  • A can-do attitude and the ability to get work completed to deadlines.
  • Has the equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4, including Maths, Science and English.
  • Either:
    • A-levels at grade BBB (not including general studies), or equivalent level 3 qualification.
    • BTEC National Diploma DDM (2x Distinction and 1 x Merits)
    • All appropriate and equivalent, Level 3 (and above) qualifications will be considered

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high-speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g., as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application, so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCS JV requirement that all employees, Design House and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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