Senior Quantity Surveyor Infrastructure

Meridian Business Support
£48000 - £65000/annum
13 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
If you’re a senior level client facing Quantity Surveyor with a minimum of 6 years’ infrastructure experience, worked on post-contract delivery projects in Highways, Rail or Aviation, worked using NEC contracts, looking to manage and take ownership of a program with responsibilities from inception right through to handover, and ambitious to achieve your career potential, Read on.

We are seeking to recruit ambitious/qualified Quantity Surveyors with Highways infrastructure experience to support our clients Development Led Infrastructure (DLI) teams in Birmingham and Cambridge to work on their largest Capital Investment Projects in the South East region of the UK. It is intended that the role will offer you the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within the business.

Infrastructure Commercial Division projects specific (Residential/ Infrastructure bias)

Overview of Role:

To provide competent and professional quantity surveying expertise supporting Capital Programme Investment Delivery across a number of key projects. You will be QS qualified and also have a minimum level of NEC Contracts experience to carry out this role.

Essential experience for this Project:

* APM Qualified – intermediate and above
* Enabling works
* Highways
* Roads and Sewers
* Utilities
* Retaining Structures and Earthworks
* ICC / NEC Contracts (Pre & Post)

Your Day-to-Day:

* Responsible for liaising with all external and internal stakeholders to enable the projects to progress without delay, ensuring that all reasonable requests are met in a timely efficient manner.
* To assist in the preparation and verification of pricing models from first principals for projects of moderate complexity, and can obtain, extract and use existing target price / fixed rates, together with obtaining cost data from industry recognised publications e.g. SPONS & BCIS to price schemes.
* Able to assist in the preparation of activity schedules, bills of quantities in accordance with methods of measurement, presentation of tender and contract documentation, attending interviews, carrying out full tender analysis and comparisons through to preparing the recommendation report.
* Interfaces with the programme manager, senior project managers, project managers and P6 planners to deliver professional and competent advice and support, to ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with the contract and meeting the required reporting deadlines.
* Manages a programme of current workload in order that all commissions receive the relevant allocation of resource to efficiently commercially manage them.
* Assess contractor applications, along with any changes, making recommendations, raising payment certificates and preparing general correspondence on behalf of the project managers to ensure that only legitimate payments are certified.
* Liaise with the project managers to review and update the risk registers aligned with any early warnings.
* Identify principal risks and opportunities, raises, addresses and resolves problems at a project level and supports the project delivery team, maintain a schedule of potential financial implications for the various projects.
* Responsible for managing and reporting change control procedures within each specific contract and ensuring that they are adhered to by all parties.
* Reviews main contractors, including subcontracts, and identifies where clauses are in breach of partner policies and guidelines, making recommendations to achieve compliance.
* Consider alternative strategies for dispute resolution of moderate complexity and prepare written arguments from a claimant or defendant perspective, making recommendations to key stakeholders on the preferred option.

What You have to Offer:

* Expertise in administering high value, multi-disciplinary construction project work packages / contracts utilising forms of contract such as the NEC3 suite.
* Demonstrable track record in managing complex, high value and varied contracts from a quantity surveying perspective.
* Degree qualified in quantity surveying or other relevant business discipline.
* Professional qualification and/or membership of the RICS or other relevant Chartered Institute would be an additional advantage.
* Comfortable communicating with all levels of Senior Management and Stakeholders
* Expert analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and reporting findings back to Clients and Internal Stakeholders.

What our Client Offers:

A fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

* For some levels, PMI and Income Protection is paid for
* Highly competitive salary
* Annual holiday allowance, plus the option to buy and sell
* One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Pension matched to 8%
* Interest free Season Ticket Loan
* Flexible Benefits Allowance, with the option of spending this on:
* Annual Professional Subscription Paid
* Life Assurance
* Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
* Long Term Service Awards
* Discretionary Bonus
* Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make

Please submit your Resume or call Neesha on (Apply online only) to discuss both locations of the role Birmingham and Cambridge.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency