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Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

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UK-Kent-Kings Hill
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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 Aone+ is a joint venture between Costain, CH2M and Colas where they have been entrusted with completing a diverse range of maintenance, incident response, weather management and road engineering duties across over 4300 miles of major road network.  The network include Area 12 Yorkshire and Humberside and Area 4 in Kent which commenced from June 2016 for five years and have a combined estimated value of between £140m and £165 million per year.


We are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to perform the required commercial functions in support of the Managing Quantity Surveyor.

What will I be doing?

  • Preparation of target prices for schemes using contract schedule of rates at feasibility and during/on completion of detailed design stage
  • Subcontract Procurement: Responsibility for the preparation of subcontract enquires/invitation to tender documentation including compilation of contract documents. Obtain subcontract quotations and prepare tender comparisons. Prepare and issue subcontract orders
  • Subcontract Management: Monitor and verify subcontract expenditure including the administration of subcontract payments, implementation of subcontract change control including issuing subcontractor instructions and evaluation of subcontract compensation events
  • Reconcile subcontract accounts and negotiate/agree subcontract final accounts on a periodic basis
  • Ensure the cost of schemes are fully captured and check accuracy of cost capture information within costing systems. Liaising with IDT managers to ensure correct Labour, Plant and Material records are maintained to ensure the above is achieved
  • Ensure Comprehensive commercial records are maintained for audit purposes
  • Prepare and submit early warning notices, calculation and submission of quotations to Highways England and agreement of all scheme Compensation Events in line with Contract timescales as required

About you

  • NEC Forms of Contract
  • Engineering qualification or working towards qualifying
  • Experience within the Highways Sector
  • Organised, hard working and motivated

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.