Graduate Contract Manager


Leicester, GB, LE19 1WY

Type of Employment:  Full-time
Career Level:  Entry Level / Early Professional
Job Family:  Internal Services
Date posted:  16 May 2024

Yunex Traffic Graduate Operations / Service Manager

Are you a forward thinking and aspiring undergraduate in your final year of university?

Are you excited to take the next step in your career? Join our graduate programme at Yunex Traffic and see for yourself how this programme could help shape your professional career.


As our cities get bigger and more complex, Yunex Traffic makes mobility safer, more efficient, and more sustainable with forward-looking infrastructure and transport solutions. Yunex Traffic designs, markets, manufactures, installs, and maintains a wide portfolio of international traffic management products and is the UK market leader in the traffic signal business. This includes intersection and pedestrian traffic controllers, intelligent urban traffic control systems, variable message signs, public transport, and car park guidance systems to enhance road safety and improve traffic flow in congested urban and inter-urban areas.


This is your chance to learn about how our work impacts everyday life across the world – you could be there at the centre of it, helping us shape the future.


The challenge

Part of being a #TrafficTransformer graduate at Yunex Traffic means you’ll take part in our fantastic graduate development programme, gaining practical experience working on real projects in a leading, global intelligent traffic systems company. You’ll bring fresh perspective to what we do, helping us to achieve our goals. We will create an individual training plan to help you develop the specific skills and knowledge required for your role. By the end of it, you will be set up with the best knowledge and hands-on experience to equip you for your professional career in Yunex Traffic.


Here is a taste of what you can expect from this graduate programme:

  • Promote a safety culture driven by positive safety behaviours
  • Plan and manage works (both installation and maintenance) including resource and material allocation
  • Manage costs, contract variations to ensure delivery of revenue and margin targets
  • Ensure works are completed timely and within scope and budget
  • Analyse and report on financial performance
  • Report on progress and other important metrics like staff utilisation
  • Manage a positive relationship with customers through regular communication and meetings
  • Ensure all employees and contractors work safely through completion of monthly site audits
  • Promote a high performing culture to deliver strategic aim and vision
  • Provide effective team communication through regular engagement
  • Monitor and evaluate contract performance using contract SLA data and internal KPIs
  • Identify and implement corrective actions where appropriate and drive continuous improvement


The location of this graduate role will be: Leicester


The candidate

We are looking for forward-thinking, inquisitive candidates who demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • You think logically, are willing to self-learn and research, and take a creative approach to problem solving
  • You work independently, safely and responsibly; taking ownership of challenges and ideas and are looking to develop your ability to drive and lead change
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to find innovative solutions and are a self- motivated self-starter
  • Have the ability to learn and adapt, recognising changing trends and tackle the unexpected with enthusiasm
  • You can manage multiple workstreams / activities at the same time
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to build rapport with people at all levels


Whilst not essential, it would be a bonus if you already have experience:

  • Within a service related organisation
  • Project management qualifications    


Minimum Educational Requirements

  • Achieved or be on track to achieve a 2:2 or above in a relevant degree, ideally a Business or project related subject, whilst having a desire to contribute in a challenging and diverse environment


The benefits of the Yunex Traffic graduate programme

  • This is a comprehensive 2-year graduate programme that allows you to be part of a global leading business in intelligent traffic systems. This will then lead to a permanent role within the business
  • We offer plenty of opportunity to develop your career whilst offering a competitive salary and 26 days holiday
  • Have the chance to join a community of highly skilled professionals who will help you on your learning journey
  • Mentorship and support to help you develop professionally
  • Alongside your role, the graduate development programme will provide a variety of professional soft skill course in subjects such as emotional intelligence, communication, project leadership, teamwork, commercial awareness, digitalisation, innovation and more
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business, staying at the forefront of innovation and excellence
  • Join our flexible benefits scheme with access to private medical care, discounted cinema tickets and gym membership and so much more!


What else do I need to know?

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We embrace diversity and create what’s right for the world by employing the people who live in it.


Yunex Traffic recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Recruitment Process

There will be an initial video (Microsoft Teams) or telephone interview - these are likely to be held during May - June 2024. There may also be a 'Getting to know Yu' day, which will allow candidates the best opportunity to showcase their potential and suitability for this role by using a variety of assessment types.  This session will be held in an afternoon or morning slot and will typically include a combination of tasks and activities such as group problem-solving tasks, individual interviews, presentations, and role simulation exercises. 


Our 2024 graduates will join the business on 9th September 2024 so you must be available from this time to work full-time (at least 3 days on site).


Right to Work

Please note, if you are applying for a graduate role at Yunex Traffic, you must have the Right to Work in the UK for the duration of graduate programme (2 years). Unfortunately, we are currently unable to sponsor anyone joining us on our Graduate Development Programme who doesn’t have valid right to work in the UK.