Who is RLB?

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is an independent global construction and property consultancy providing management and advice throughout the built environment.

We are committed to creating value for our clients, achieving commercial success, project and programme success and optimised assets to projects across the world. We do this through our extensive expertise in cost management and quantity surveying, project and programme management, asset advisory and specialist consultancy.

Throughout our long history, our 4000 people, working across 40 countries, have made a difference to our clients by combining fresh perspectives with sector expertise.

Together, we’re creating a better tomorrow through flawless execution today.

Why RLB?

At RLB we invest and believe in our people, and value everyone’s contribution.

By attracting, developing, and investing in exceptional people, we’ve become a global leader in construction cost management and quantity surveying, project and programme management, asset advisory and specialist consultancy services. Our mission is to continue to be a global leader in the market, through flawless execution, a fresh perspective and independent advice. By fostering confidence in our customers, we empower them to bring their imagination to life.

If you share our ambition and potential, and want to be part of a diverse workforce embracing new ideas, RLB could well be the place for you.

We make our employees our top priority in a flexible and social workplace. You’ll find our culture is built around enabling you to fulfil your potential. We provide the opportunity to work on diverse projects across all sectors and regions as well as receiving continuous learning and development support.

Our benefits include:

28 days paid holiday (with the option to purchase extra)

Payment of professional fees

Secondments across our global offices to work in some of the most exciting geographical locations in the world plus many more

The Opportunity

Each year we recruit high calibre candidates for our Protégé graduate development programme

to join our teams across the UK and Europe, working on exciting fast track projects for a range of clients.

We have embraced digitisation and are at the forefront of innovative procedures and technology to provide real value to our clients.

We have opportunities across some of different services, including;

Cost Management

What is a Cost Manager?

Cost Managers manage the cost of building projects from start to finish, looking for the best value for money and making sure the project meets legal and quality standards.

So cost managers ensure:

Projects are cost effective

Clients achieve value for money

Projects are on budget

This is a very skilled job and you will need a good understanding of building regulations and standards as well as a good knowledge of construction methods and materials. Cost Management suits people who are well organised and are looking for a professional-level career.

Project Scheduling

What is a Project Scheduler?

Project Schedulers are responsible for creating, updating and coordinating project schedules. Schedulers create resource usage models and predictions, carry out schedule health checks & complete reports on project progress. Schedulers work closely with the project delivery team and client to build, evaluate and optimise project schedules.

Project Schedulers ensure:

Projects are on time

Contractor schedules are comprehensive & accurate

Schedule optimisation

Controlling Energy Marshalling (CEM)

What is a CEM?

CEMs manage energy networks of critical infrastructure through construction, energisation & commissioning. CEMs ensure safety of personnel, protection of the environment, and security of client assets through each step of the construction process.

CEMs ensure:

Safe systems of work are in place

Technical best practice guidance is provided

The safety of personnel & operational environment

This is a highly skilled job for which you will need knowledge of high voltage and low voltage power system installation, commissioning and energisation. Detailed understanding of safe systems of work is an essential part of this job. Energy Marshalling suits people who are detail oriented, well organised and technically astute.

Integration & Technical Infrastructure Management (ITIM)

What is an ITIM?

ITIMs are specialist project managers who lead the procurement of IT & telecommunications equipment from design through construction and manage the deployment of IT networks. ITIMs coordinate numerous stakeholder groups to ensure the timely and successful rollout of IT networks. ITIMs are also responsible for overseeing the project handover process from the contractor to the facility operations team.

ITIMs ensure:

Successful deployment of IT network

Handover of high value client assets for operational use

Have a hi-tech/data centre sector focus

This is a highly skilled job – an understanding of IT & telecommunications and good communication skills are required. The ITIM role is suited to people who are well organised, detail oriented and have great interpersonal skills.

Transferrable Skills from Engineering (applicable for all roles we are advertising):

Technical knowledge


Team working

Interpersonal skills

Critical reasoning


Attention to detail

Thinking on your feet

Why Apply?

As well as enjoying a job that is varied, stimulating and highly challenging, our Graduates will gain valuable professional qualifications. Our two-year learning and development programme includes our first-class APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) programme, which is RICS and CIOB accredited and equivalent support for APM and other relevant professional institutions’. We aim for 100% pass rate, with this success achieved by having in-house Assessors and Counsellors, who assist our Graduates in reaching Chartered status.

We are looking for dedicated, focused, enthusiastic and organised RLB Future Professionals who share our ambition and potential, and want to be part of a diverse workforce embracing new ideas. You’ll find our culture is built around enabling you to fulfil your potential and creating a better tomorrow.

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