• Quantity Surveyor

    Job Locations UK-Lancashire-Heysham
    Posted Date 1 month ago(19/10/2018 12:20)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Project Controls
  • 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.


    Costain supports Energy Nuclear Generation to maximise the lifespan of its eight UK nuclear power stations. Under the three-year contract, which started from April 2017, Costain's role is to provide project controls and commercial managed services to portfolios and programmes of work across all of EDF's eight UK nuclear power stations. As part of this work Costain will develop people capability in core project control skills and provide specialist support to EDFs Central Technical Organisation to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiencies.


    The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for providing support to the EDF Energy Generation work portfolio. The main focus will be to work with the Project team to assist in maintaining the commercial health and resourcing (by suppliers) for the portfolio of work. Additionally, the individual will assist in developing, promoting and maintaining a commercial capability for all projects through effective mobilisation of various EDF Energy Generation, Contractor and Supplier resources.

    What will I be doing?

    • Works closely with the CTO and Supply chain in developing the appropriate commercial / contractual strategies.
    • Carries out assessments of overall commercial and contractual health and supplier resourcing capability for the EDF Energy Generation projects portfolio.
    • Delivery of the procurement of consultant, supply chain and contracting services relating to the EDF Energy Generation portfolio.
    • Liaising with EDF Energy Generation Supply Chain to ensure that corporate Supply Chain strategy, policy and procedures are implemented by projects.
    • Supporting the Project Manager in the process of challenge / validation of estimates and development of the business cases for various project “gateway” sanctions.
    • Ensure effective project governance procedures are in place, in particular record keeping, contract administration/correspondence and change management and is responsible to the Project Manager/ Project Portfolio Manager for the effective management of the contract obligations/timescales/ processes.
    • Processes, reviews and recommends valuations for projects including verifying man hour returns, site costs, etc.
    • Carrying out audits (as required) on suppliers.
    • Advise  on   commercial   correspondence   with   particular   regard   to   correspondence   concerning valuations/estimations of projects within the regional portfolio.
    • Attending commercial meetings (as required) and providing input on contractual / commercial issues.
    • Producing monthly reports to the Project Manager on project costs (incorporating a measure of cost from outset).
    • Final account closeout.
    • Assessment of any applicable contractual incentivisation mechanisms

    About you

    • HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.
    • Professional membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. RICS)
    • Experience in a Quantity Surveying Environmen
    • Relevant commercial and procurement experience within a Multi Discipline construction organisation.

    • Experienced in major client and contracting organisations in appropriate industry sectors.

    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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