Graduate Project Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Project Manager to join our commercial consultancy team in Guildford. Ideally from a Building Surveying background, you will be part of an expanding team working on a wide range of projects in a commercial practice. You will be part of a very supportive environment with full support provided to achieve your APC/APM, which includes attending our corporate graduate training sessions, bringing together national experts to up-skill both TFT and client graduates.

TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities.

Key accountabilities

  1. Assist Project Management colleagues in the overall direction, planning, control, delivery and completion of specific projects or tasks
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of a client’s requirements and assist in meetings including taking and producing minutes
  3. Project administration duties including managing fee schedules and processing payments for the whole consultant team
  4. Creation of base project management tools including project programmes and risk registers.
  5. Learn to project manage developments
  6. Build relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  7. Work on a wide range of projects to build your APC diary with full support from colleagues
  8. Assist lead project manager with management and closure of all live project items

Performance criteria

  1. BSc Building Surveying (RICS accredited)
  2. Experience in a commercial BS/PM firm (e.g. university placement year) would be an advantage
  3. Confident in talking to a wide range of people to build relationships

Skills and behaviour

  1. Must be a good team player but able to work independently
  2. Confident, client facing communicator both verbally and in writing
  3. Driven and ambitious to achieve
  4. Thorough understanding of the needs and demands of a wide range of people and how to meet and exceed their expectations
  5. Enthusiastic
  6. High attention to detail
  7. Willing to attend networking and client events to build successful relationships
  8. Keen interest in technology with an aptitude for learning and using other IT systems such as MS project
  9. Desire to work towards gaining a professional qualification (MRICS/MAPM)

Package indicators

  • Competitive salary plus benefits: Car allowance, discretionary fee related bonus scheme, iPhone & Laptop to support flexible & hybrid working, Private Health Care (after 6 months), career development investment, Personal Accident cover, Life Assurance, 25 days holiday, long service awards, 1 day charity leave, professional membership subscription and company pension scheme (after 3 months)
  • Cycle scheme and interest free season ticket loan available on completion of probationary period.

About TFT

TFT is the leading independent firm of Development, Built Asset & Engineering and Sustainability consultants. We place the wellbeing of people and the performance of buildings at the heart of everything we do.

We’re proud of our reputation for integrity and delivering work of the highest quality, blended with commercial pragmatism. We offer a strong track record across all commercial property sectors, advising investors, developers, occupiers and owners on maximising best property asset values. Diversity and strength in depth is important to us. Whether it be a technical thought leader with a career’s experience – or a recently qualified rising star – in today’s risk averse world you need people on your side with a reputation for diligence, transparency, intellect and commercial insight. Clients see TFT as large enough to provide the expertise and resources to get the best from their portfolios, and small enough for it to matter personally.

We have over 180 Senior Directors and employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton.

TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities and sponsored learning.

We are BCorp Certified!

As TFT’s impact on the world has grown with the size of our business and the scale of our client services, we are determined that our future growth continues to be positive and sustainable. B Corp certification enables us to do just that, by recognising the highest standards of social and environmental performance and aligning our ongoing efforts with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


At TFT we don’t aim to tick boxes and count numbers and percentages, we create an environment where anyone, from any background and life experience, can do their best work. We empower you to bring your full, authentic self to work. We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice.

If you’re driven to perform, you’ll fit right in, we approach work fearlessly, learn quickly and improve constantly. A bright idea can come from anyone. We believe diversity drives innovation.

Our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is simple – we embrace everyone. We wouldn’t approach a building survey in a one-dimensional way, so we don’t our people.


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