• Quantity Surveyor

    Posted Date 2 months ago(22/10/2019 10:13)
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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 project is based in South Wales at Felindre where Costain are engaged to re-commission a large gas compressor to return the asset to the National Grid allowing greater flow of gas from the Milford Haven terminal.


    Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

    What will I be doing?

    The role of Quantity Surveyor is to undertake administration and management of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality. This role will require you to work closely with the Project Manager.


    • Prepare enquiries, analyse tenders, negotiate and manage allocated accounts including orders, payments & final accounts and close outs in accordance with customer or company procedures.
    • Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.
    • Play a key role in capturing, managing and communicating change and risk on the project in accordance with the Contract
    • Preparation of the Project Control Reporting including project cost & value / EVA reports, budgets and forecasts.
    • Report to Line Management when contractual notices and correspondence with both customer and sub-contractors are required in accordance with the Contract.
    • Reporting of the Project Budget / Cost Report
    • Undertake record-keeping including but not limited to collating site records, the preparation of meeting packs, meeting invites and taking meeting minutes
    • Carry out supply chain performance reviews on allocated packages
    • Contribute to Value management / value engineering
    • 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



    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values.   We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    Costain closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and you do not have to provide a response.

    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
    • Enrolled and working towards Full Membership of either RICS or CICES
    • Be proactive in self-development and professional qualification
    • Will have understanding or experience of business systems, spreadsheet development, cost analysis, programme evaluation and development, compensation event and/or variations assessment and evaluation.
    • Increasing knowledge of a variety of forms & options of contracts.
    • Have experience or appreciation of the risk management process for both schedule and cost and the use of Earned Value Management.
    • Have experience or appreciation of company policies, procedures & controls, operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution, and assist in the drafting of contractual correspondence on behalf of the project and project manager.



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