• Project Quantity Surveyor

    Job Locations Crick
    Posted Date 2 months ago(15/06/2018 15:08)
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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.


    Smart Motorways ease any expedite traffic flow by converting the hard shoulder to a runnimg lane and using new technologu to vary speed limites in response to driving conditions.  Works will include installing a new ducted infrastructure system, installing overhead electronic signs and central barrier replacement work.


    CGT is a Joint Venture between Costain and Galliford Try to deliver the M1 J13-16 Smart Motorway Upgrade



    What will I be doing?

    • Providing support to Commercial Manager/Senior Commercial Manager
    • Leading and developing the efficient and effective management and issue of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence
    • Ensuring contractual and commercial risks and opportunities are identified to the Project Director/Manager
    • Preparing monthly progress valuations and claims for work completed within deadlines
    • Ensuring effective and consistent implementation of the Company's commercial policies and procedures
    • Ensuring registers of variations, delay, extension of time applications and claims are contemporaneous and maintained
    • Producing records of pre-Contract tender negotiations & reports where necessary
    • Review value management and advise on Risk management
    • Prepare & agree interim applications for payment and final accounts with Sub-contractor
    • Reconcile weekly plant, material, labour reconciliation against budget
    • Understanding the implications of health, safety and environmental regulations.

    About you

    • RICS/CICES accredited degree - full membership
    • Minimum 5 years post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement
    • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
    • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
    • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
    • Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution. 
    • Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions
    • 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


    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 aim to be 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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