The University of Wolverhampton

Graduate Quantity Surveyor KTP Associate with Black Country Living

Off Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
25,000 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

This post is temporary for 24 months


A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a graduate, an organisation and a university.


KTP is one of the largest graduate recruitment programmes across the UK, placing graduates (KTP Associates), to work on challenging, high profile projects.


As a KTP Associate you can expect: 

      Career acceleration

      Valuable experience and marketable, highly transferable skills

      A competitive salary

      Practical and formal management training and development

      An excellent chance of a permanent post with the company


This KTP project offers a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious graduate to launch a career in industry with the support of company and academic mentors.  The Black Country Living Museum has joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to develop this KTP to provide Quantity Surveying support to the ‘Forging Ahead’ strategic capital programme to develop the Museum into a major regional attraction.


The purpose of this partnership is to support ‘Forging Ahead’, BCLM’s capital project.  The associate will use the latest construction technologies and innovations in this context to create digital models and templates. Forging Ahead will involve major works across the Museum including a new build Visitor Centre, new Car Park, repurposed current visitor centre to a dedicated Learning Centre, a 1940’s - 1960’s Town, Industrial Quarter, and a repurposed café into dedicated staff office accommodation.


We seek a minimum of a first Degree (1st or 2:1) in Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Construction Management, or closely related subject, or equivalent. You must be confident in developing cost models and procurement plans. You must be a competent user of MS Office, and you should be enthusiastic about the Forging Ahead programme, and interested in heritage architecture.   


You should be confident, enthusiastic and capable of working autonomously as well as in a team. In addition to working with other construction professionals, you will need to work with and support the existing Forging Ahead Project Manager, so good communication skills are essential as is a flexible working approach and time management skills as it is likely you will be working on several builds at the same time.


To support your commitment to continuous self-development you will have a generous personal development budget in addition to residential Management Training provided by the KTP scheme. We will support the successful candidate with MRICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) – working towards professional status. Additional technical training and development will be supported as required by the project.


You will be employed by The University of Wolverhampton and will be based at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands. You must be willing and able to travel independently both within the UK and overseas to support the project aims.


To apply for this position please forward your cv and supporting statement, quoting reference ‘BCLM’ to


Further information

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