2023 Apprenticeship (UK) - Project Controls

Requisition ID: 268027 

  •  Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: London WC2E 

Heavy Civil Project Development - Project Controls Coordinator – London (Apprentice)


Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


We are currently recruiting a Project Controls Apprentice, with an initial assignment supporting our Project Development Team, supporting our customers in developing projects from feasibility through FEED and preparing for project execution. The Project Development Team sits within our Heavy Civil business line and is a key part of Bechtel’s global infrastructure business unit, focusing on the development and delivery of motorways, hydro and pumped hydro storage power projects, and civil / marine works in support of projects undertaken by Bechtel’s other global business units. This business line is based in London but executes projects around the world including UK, Australia, North America and the Balkans. 


Bechtel commit to supporting our client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Commitments. 


Position Summary


We are looking for a creative, agile and resourceful Apprentice to help us fulfil our ambition of developing prospects into viable construction and engineering projects. This apprenticeship will allow you to grow and develop as part of our ‘Early Career Hire’ Talent pipeline within our project controls team, We will provide you with the experience, training and support needed to become a project controls, and open up many pathways in the construction industry.


The position involves a mix of site and office work.


Primary responsibilities:

·      Support in the development of FEED and construction programmes

·      Assisting each of the project’s Engineering, Construction and Project Controls (PC) teams in implementing and maintaining Bechtel’s PC processes and the identification of potential improvements for the customer’s consideration

·      Supporting the development of these process and quality improvements to improve efficiency in the delivery of the scope


Additional responsibilities:

·      Support to the Bechtel Leads to manage the work in accordance with project procedures and coordinate with engineering, construction, contracts, permitting and other site based resources on any constructability issues and with third parties to ensure that the project deliverables fully comply with the scope definition

·      Perform work, generally within one discipline, which involves the interpretation or review of specifications, plans, investigations, surveys, structures, equipment planning, estimating, scheduling or cost control.

·      Reviewing and checking data produced by other engineers or by suppliers

·      Review of material quantity estimates

·      Report on work progress against plan and review quality of work

·      Assist in preparation of forecasts, quantity take-offs and change orders

·      Contribute to Weekly Progress Reports

·      Identify potential risks and issues, and provide effective technical solutions to mitigate these risks


Skills and Qualifications


·      3 A levels, or the equivalent, at minimum grade C. Ideally including maths or a science

·      An Average of 6 or above in GCSE Core Subjects of Maths, English, Chemistry and Physics

·      A good demonstration of IT skills and a keenness to learn and work with Microsoft Excel and other data reporting tools

·      Desirable knowledge and interest in design and construction

·      Strong communication skills

·      The ability to prioritise workload

·      Willingness and ability to travel to and remain at offices or jobsites located across the UK

·      UK driving license preferred



What you can expect from us


At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:


·      Flexible Working

·      Private Medical Coverage

·      Life Insurance Program

·      Pension Scheme

·      Employee Assistance Program

·      Long Term Disability Scheme


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

We're creating a space where all people, including those with disabilities, can advance their careers and optimize their possibilities through a fair and inclusive workplace. If reasonable adjustments are needed to apply for an open position, please contact us to ensure we can provide an environment where each and every candidate can thrive: accessta-sourcing@bechtel.com.