• Quantity Surveyor

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(30/04/2018 16:11)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The HS2 Enabling Works contract is a c.£500m project over a 4-6 year contract period. Costain is in JV with Skanska for the project. Geographically, the project is spread across the area between Euston Station and Northolt, with major works occurring at Euston and Old Oak Common where the two main site compounds will be based. Scope of works packages includes demolition, utilities diversions, highway realignments, instrumentation and monitoring, environmental works and surveys and construction compounds.


    What will I be doing?

    • Maintain the efficient and effective management and issue of accurate, timely and contract compliant documentation.
    • Work closely with project management and engineering teams.
    • Produce documentation / evidence to demonstrate KPI achievement.
    • Assist with the continuous development of the immediate team and own professional development.
    • Build on commercial and technical knowledge and work closely with technical staff to develop appropriate techniques and solutions for the project.
    • Assist with preparation of periodic progress valuations and claims for work completed.
    • Produce monthly cost reports, forecasts, and contract budget reports.
    • Maintain effective, accurate cost control.
    • Ensure contractual and commercial risks and opportunities for realising efficiencies are identified to the Project and Commercial Managers.
    • Ensure risk registers and contingency are accurately maintained.
    • Review value management proposals.
    • Effective and consistent implementation of the COSTAIN Commercial Policy and procedures.
    • Identify and provide appropriate, timely information to support change control process.
    • Manage subcontracts from initial placement of order to final account including close liaison with procurement, planning and delivery teams to ensure that the order meets project requirements.
    • Prepare, review and complete sub-contract documentation.
    • Prepare and agree interim applications for payment.
    • Prepare and agree final accounts with subcontractor.
    • Maintain registers of variations, delay, extension of time early warnings and claims.

    About you

    • Commercial experience with knowledge and appreciation of relevant sector.
    • HNC level education as a minimum
    • Working towards MRICS or MInstCES

    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.


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