Graduate Project Management








Full Time

Burroughs is a well-established family business specialising in civil & structural engineering, as well as project and cost management consultancy. With a legacy spanning back to 1988, we have cultivated a reputation for both practical and innovative designs, along with the ability to engineer solutions that lead to the success of complex projects. As a sustainable and steadily growing company with around 50 dedicated staff, we take pride in our work and our commitment to excellence.

Burroughs is in search of bright, energetic, and ambitious project and cost managers to join our team. With industry-leading management skills and a diverse and expanding portfolio of complex, operational-focused projects for innovative clients, we offer long-term opportunities to accelerate your career. This role comes with accountability, challenging projects, growth prospects, and a supportive work culture that welcomes candidates who are eager to make a difference.

Apply for the role if you: 

  • Have a passion for project and cost management.
  • Aspire to be involved in program development, procurement advice, procurement management, project reporting, change control, budget development, cost control, contract administration, and risk management.
  • Thrive on accountability, responsibility, and diversity in your work.
  • Want your voice to be heard and valued.
  • Are technically capable, open-minded, inquisitive, and committed to continuous improvement.
  • Are a strong communicator, collaborative, and empathetic.

Responsibilities include:

  • As a Graduate Project/Cost Manager, you will rapidly acquire skills while working on a variety of projects, both for Burroughs and external clients.
  • Contribute to the entire project management lifecycle, from early-stage budgeting and procurement advice to executing procurement exercises, contract delivery, change control, project program management, proactive reporting of projected outcomes, and taking proactive actions to mitigate possible impacts on project success.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, contractors, and clients to understand the commercial and operational performance implications of designs and procurement strategies.
  • Independently and with senior support, communicate directly with clients throughout project development stages.

Skills / Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or Cost Management (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Possession of a full, clean driver’s license is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and approach tasks methodically.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Benefits (please visit

  • Competitive and market-leading salaries.
  • Agile/flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance.
  • 24 days of annual leave (excluding bank holidays, with 3/4 days mandated to be taken at Christmas when the office shuts down).
  • Additional one-day annual leave allowance for every 5 years of employment.
  • Life insurance, life assurance policies, and a health care cash plan (Westfield).
  • Contributory pension scheme (Employee 5%, Employer 7%).
  • Payment of professional institution membership fees (APM, RICS, etc.).
  • A clear pathway to Professional Membership.
  • Access to formal external training courses.
  • Regular in-house peer-to-peer training sessions and external lunchtime CPD sessions.
  • Social benefits, including football, yoga, and opportunities for charity support.