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Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

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About Costain and your project.

Costain have been contracted for the design and build of a facility near Reading.  The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.


Potential candidates for this role must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance to be able to be considered.


The site based role is to work under the management of a Procurement Manager to place supplier orders, some with values exceeding £30m. The majority of the orders will be of a building services nature. The project is within a highly regulated industry and has a programme duration of over 4 years.

What will I be doing?

  • Prepare Sub– contractor orders to meet schedule requirements and client budgets.
  • Maintain the procurement schedule and produce reports.
  • Liaise with the construction and planning teams to ensure sub- contract orders are fully integrated with delivery team requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the Clients team
  • Support the Procurement Manager to meet objectives

About you

  • An ability to work in a partnering environment with the client
  • Experience of placing major sub-contracts for building services work
  • A “can do” attitude that will assist in overcoming potential issues and provide mitigation measures to ensure programme is achieved.

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.