• Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(28/11/2019 14:14)
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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.


    Costain have been contracted for the design and build of a facility near Reading.  The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.


    Potential candidates for this role must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance to be able to be considered.

    What will I be doing?

    This is an exciting site based role to provide Project management services,  on behalf of Costain, for Projects within the project portfolio working as a Consultant. 

    You will be responsible to the Commercial lead from the project  and to the Costain Consultancy lead for internal arrangements.


    The Senior Quantity Surveyor will manage a commercial team through the lifecycle of the project from design to project close out, ensuring that at all times the Clients governance
    and any contract specific requirements are adhered to.

    • Providing support to the project Commercial Manager/Senior Commercial Manager
    • Good knowledge and understanding of NEC contracts and the use of CEMAR
    • 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
    • Producing monthly cost reports, forecasts, and Contract Budget reports
    • 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, review and complete of sub-contract documentation
    • Plan change management and cost control
    • Prepare & agree interim applications for payment
    • Prepare & agree final accounts with sub-contractor
    • Manage subcontracts from initial placement of order to final account


    About you

    You will have the following skills and experience

    • Holds an RICS / CICES accredited degree
    • Full Membership of RICS or CICES
    • Previous 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
    • Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution.

    Due to the nature of the project, the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance of at least SC level is mandatory from the outset. In order to pass the clearance you must have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years. DV will be required soonest after commencement.

    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.


    This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain. 


    The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.



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