• Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Job Locations UK-Berkshire-Berkshire
    Posted Date 5 months ago(23/03/2018 15:07)
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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.


    We are looking to add a Senior Quantity Surveyor to the team to manage all assigned commercial activities within the project environment. You will be involved with all aspects of the project lifecycle, seeking to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality in accordance with contract and Customer’s and/or Contract Leader expectations.



    What will I be doing?

    • Undertaking the efficient and effective management and issuing of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence

    • Ensuring contractual and commercial risks and opportunities are identified to the Contract Leader

    • Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.

    • Maintaining registers of variations, delay, extension times and claims and assist with monthly progress valuations and claims for work completed.

    • Interfacing with Customer’s commercial and project teams

    • Produce pre-Contract tender negotiations, reports, monthly cost reports, forecasts, and Contract Leader Reports

    • Review value management and advise on Risk management

    • Prepare supply chain enquiries, negotiate, administer and finalise / close out supply chain contracts.

    • Plan and implement change management and cost control

    • Monitor and update supply chain procurement plan including benchmarking

    • Ongoing liaison with site team, supply chain and Customers’ representatives

    • Provide contractual advice to the project / site team as and when appropriate.

    About you

    • Minimum of 5 years post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement
    • Relevant Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent
    • Ideally hols or nearing completion of Full Membership with RICS/CIECS
    • Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems
    • Experience of developing & implementing procurement and contract strategies
    • Proven negotiating and team-working skills with the ability to motivate and lead a team
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge
    • Confidence and able to assert influence


    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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