• Quantity Surveyor

    Posted Date 6 months ago(21/06/2019 11:06)
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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 Regional Delivery Partnership is a framework contract with Highways England for the development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015 to 2020) and Road Period 2 (2020 to 2025). The Costain Jacobs Partnership were awarded two lots; Lot 7 (East Region) & Lot 8 (North Region.


    The role of Quantity Surveyor is responsible for providing accurate and value generating input to projects. The role ensures that all commercial aspects are carried out in accordance with the contract, company policies and procedures, and to the satisfaction of the customer and/or contract leader. This role may work independently or under the direction of a more senior Quantity Surveyor. The QS will be able to demonstrate the ability to function as a member of an integrated team.


    Please note this role will be based in Leeds for approximately 9 months before relocating to Newcastle.

    What will I be doing?

    • Inputting to the efficient and effective management and issuing of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence
    • Preparation or assessment of applications, valuations, cost/value reconciliation.
    • Cost control and forecasting. Prepare and provide input to monthly reports: value, cost, profit/loss, cash flow and budget.
    • Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.
    • Assisting with Risk and Value Management to optimise solution. Monitor and regularly review with the project team. Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks.
    • Contract Management, including all relevant contractual forms, methods of budgetary control and relevant software applications.
    • Prepare supply chain enquiries, negotiate, administer and finalise / close out supply chain contracts.
    • Ensure all notifications/documents are managed in accordance with the contract, and customer / company policy.
    • Ongoing liaison with site team, subcontractors and Customers’ representatives
    • Undertake record-keeping including but not limited to collating site records, the preparation of meeting packs, meeting invites and taking meeting minutes
    • 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 and safety regulations.
    • Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager

    About you

    • Holds an RICS/CICES accredited degree or enrolled on an accredited part-time post-graduate degree with at least three years of relevant experience
    • Full Membership of the RICS or CICES desirable, or enrolled on the approved training scheme for membership
    • Post graduate experience in construction industry in a commercial role
    • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
    • Excellent organisational and communication skills
    • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
    • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
    • Experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution
    • Experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information and prepare reports
    • Experience of drafting contractual correspondence on behalf of the Project Manager and preparation of payment certificates and interim financial reports
    • Experience of contributing to procurement and contract strategies
    • Negotiating and team-working skills and the ability to motivate and lead
    • 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, 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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