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Quantity Surveyor (Civils)

  • Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car, pension, package negotiable
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH369862_1500631922

Job description

Job Position

Quantity Surveyor

Location

Derby

Job Category

Water

Job Profile

My client is a leading civil engineering and construction company mainly operating within the water industry and directly employing over 900 people. They are a rapidly growing business with over 250 new people joining our team in 2015 and numbers for 2016 projected to increase further. They are a business that believes in investing in its employees with over £1m spent on training and development last year.

A significant and growing proportion of my clients work, particularly is in the water sector, it is delivered through - a fully-integrated design-and-construct venture. Established in 1999 the joint venture has gone from strength to strength, winning multiple client and industry awards for quality and innovation.

My client is committed to creating a professional but fun workplace, where people have a voice, are safe, reach their potential and prosper as the rewards are shared.

Job Description

Accountable for the commercial and cost management of a project or programme of projects from inception to close out, ensuring that maximum efficiencies are obtained and full compliance with all Alliance and Anglian Water governance procedures is achieved. Providing a commercial challenge to the operations manager and his team on all project matters.

The role involves a range of duties including monthly valuing of the works and making applications for payment; identifying values and agreeing variations with our clients; agreeing final accounts and reporting internally on the financial and contractual status of schemes including completion of monthly financial forecasts.

Other responsibilities include procuring and letting sub-contract packages, managing sub-contractors with the site delivery team whilst on site and agreeing final accounts.

The successful applicant must be a good communicator and negotiator; with commercial awareness and good IT skills with experience of databases and Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of construction contracts is preferred.

Candidate Specification

  • In depth understanding of NEC3 contract packages and their management with the client and the supply chain.
  • Experience of managing multimillion pound projects focusing on the mitigation of cost and realisation of efficiencies and innovative ways of working.
  • Understanding the fundamental basis of negotiating and driving successful win/win outcomes.
  • Experience Managing a Commercial Team.
  • A manager that can develop people and instil a commercial mind-set within the commercial team and the greater Project Delivery Team
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Team player, who has the ability to self-start and work independently
  • Full driving licence
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • A degree or other qualification in quantity surveying would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Environmentally and contractually aware
  • Experience in the water industry would be an advantage

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