• Senior QS

    Job Locations UK-Northamptonshire-Crick
    Posted Date 4 months ago(27/06/2018 08:55)
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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 technology to vary speed limits in response to driving conditions.  Works will include installing a new ducted infrastructure system, installing overhead electronic signs and central barrier replacement work.


    The role of a Senior Quantity Surveyor is to manage all assigned commercial activities within the project environment. The Senior Quantity Surveyor 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
    • Compliant and consistent implementation of the Company's commercial policies and procedures
    • Assist with preparation of monthly progress valuations and claims for work completed
    • Interfacing with Customer’s commercial and project teams
    • Produce pre-Contract tender negotiations & reports where necessary
    • Produce 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
    • Maintaining awareness of the different construction contracts in current use
    • Understanding the implications of health, safety and environmental regulations
    • Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager

    About you

    • 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 technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information, prepare reports, payment certificates and interim financial reports and closeout reports
    • 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
    • Confidence and ability 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 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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