Graduate Quantity Surveyor

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Full Time, Graduate



Why this role matters to DG

Designer Group is a leading international mechanical & electrical provider specialising in turnkey packages for the design, supply, and installation of utilities. Headquartered in Dublin, we directly employ over 1,000 experienced and dedicated colleagues across the Group. As an industry leader, we work with some of the world’s largest multinational companies and our common purpose is delivering ambitious, innovative and sustainable engineering solutions, building client partnerships that bear testament to the standards we uphold.

Our people are the foundation of our continued growth across all client sectors. We invest in our people and have a philosophy of continuous professional development. This investment has produced an innovative and passionate team that deliver projects for our clients safely, efficiently and to the highest standards in the industry. Our approach to everything we do is underpinned by our Values: Safe/Trust/Respect/Challenge/Deliver.

The commercial team is an essential department within Designer Group and forms part of the foundation of every project and responsible for the overall contracts, costs and change management with our clients. 

Overview of the Graduate Programme 

The Graduate Programme will last a total of 18 months. Initially, the Graduate will gain an all-round skill set by obtaining insight within various departments in order develop their understanding of the M&E industry before being allocated to one of our projects. These Departments include: Pre-construction, Procurement, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) as well as working ‘On the Tools’ and shadowing our Project Managers and Engineers.

Key Criteria to Join the Scheme

  • A degree classification (minimum 2:1 or above within the last 2 years) within Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
  • Your enthusiasm for problem-solving and using your initiative
  • Able to work collaboratively and safely with others
  • You are a go-getter and value continuous improvement

Person Specification

  • A pleasant, positive and ambitious approach, eager to achieve the best for the overall business.
  • Enthusiastic, keen to progress and a “can-do” attitude.
  • Ability to self-motivate and be pro-active.
  • Articulate and approachable, with brilliant presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • A keen eye for detail and excellent proof-reading skills.
  • Interest in new trends and software.
  • A significant interest in personal development and learning.
  • A natural problem solver.

Company Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave – increasing to 30 days with length of service
  • Pension Scheme (5% Employer/5% Employee)
  • Individual Private Healthcare
  • A permanent role following the completion of the 18-month scheme & continued progression with the company
  • Loyalty Bonus Scheme – Commences once the 18-month scheme completed
  • Annual membership and associated professional development fees paid
  • Quarterly development meetings with HR
  • Assigned a mentor from day 1 of the scheme
  • Company & Graduate Charity Events and Socials

How you can develop your career in DG

Our biggest asset is our people  who are the foundation for our continued growth. Our investment in your career will ensure that you are able deliver exceptional work and to the highest standards in the industry.

If you would like to join our graduate scheme, please click on the following link to find out more on how to apply: https://designergrp.com/graduates-trainees/.


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