Contract Administration
Closing date:

Michael Dyson Associates Ltd is an established, successful and prominent multi-disciplinary construction consultancy providing a comprehensive range of professional services to the housing sector.  Established in 1980 we have forty years of wide-ranging experience working with clients throughout the UK. 

Commencing Summer 2021 and based at our Head Office in Huddersfield this is a fantastic opportunity for a career driven student (ideally studying Building Surveyor or Quantity Surveying) looking for a year in a dynamic construction consultancy as part of their sandwich degree course.  The successful applicant will be part of our Contract Administration Team working alongside experienced staff who will offer full guidance & support during your time with us alongside a planned and structured training programme ensuring you gain a breadth of real hands on work.

What you’ll do & learn:

  • Undertake property surveys (measured and attribute / condition surveys)
  • Assist with specifications and schedules of work
  • Site inspections to monitor works being undertaken by Contractors under our management
  • Attending site meetings
  • Assist experienced Project Managers carry out contract administration duties (JCT & NEC Contracts)
  • Assist with project cost control and QS matters
  • Assist with design co-ordination
  • Learn Party Wall Act matters
  • Assist with CDM Consultant duties

What you’ll need:

  • Successful completion of second year studies passing all core modules
  • Hold a full UK driving licence
  • Willingness to travel (all expenses paid by the company)
  • Good IT proficiency especially MS Word and Excel.
  • An organised and methodical approach to your work.
  • An able communicator in both written & verbal forms.
  • A confident and enthusiastic manner.
  • That you are a ‘self-starter’ and can be trusted to work with a high degree of autonomy.

What you’ll receive:

  • £17,500 salary plus £500 reward on securing placement
  • 30 days annual leave inc banks holidays
  • Full in-house support & guidance from our dedicated team of APC Counsellors, Supervisors and experienced mentors to commence your RICS, CIOB, RIBA or CIAT training path
  • Opportunity for sponsorship in final year studies and Graduate employment thereafter
  • Excellent fully funded training programme with regular in-house CPD events to support career development
  • Payment of professional subscription fees
  • Professional modern offices with free parking
  • Company funded social events

Application Process:

  • Applications can be made from 7th October 2020 and should be made via our website uploading a CV and Covering Letter
  • The application deadline is 26th February 2021. We look for the best students so apply sooner rather than later as placements go quickly.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview as we shortlist with all placements made by end of March 2021.
  • Should you wish to discuss the placements in further detail prior to applying please contact Emma Taylor who oversees our recruitment on 01484 666888.