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Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Salary/Rate: £50,000 - £70,000

Location: Slough, Southampton, Poole

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Power

Client Description:

Our client is one of the UK’s leading is a multi-disciplinary contracting business, with the skills and expertise to deliver complex projects in complex environments across a number of different service lines, including (but not limited to); LV / HV power, utilities, M&E, EV and renewable energy infrastructure installation, and testing, commissioning and inspection services.

The delivery of everything from straightforward solutions to highly complex energy infrastructure projects through an end-to-end approach, using innovation and collaboration and providing excellent value to clients are central to the company's mission, vision and values, and is seen as critical to the continued success of the business. Their staff are tirelessly dedicated to delivering the highest standards of project excellence for a wide and varied client base, which in turn ensures they continue to be a competitive force in the industry.

Job Description:

Quantity Surveyor



Due to a major contract award requiring commercial support and assistance, our client is now looking to appoint an experienced Quantity Surveyor. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the main purpose of this role will be to ensure commercial and contractual control and co-ordination of the efforts of all parties involved in the execution of a complex E&I based project. You will provide support to other members of the commercial and quantity surveying teams, and Directors and Managers on all aspects relating to commercial activity.

The Role

  • Understanding and negotiating subcontract terms for projects and mitigating risks these may place upon the business prior to any agreement. 
  • Maintaining dialogue with relevant operational management, provide commercial advice and guidance; and have a continual understanding of the contract administration status of specified projects to manage WIP across the region with the operational team 
  • Ensuring that the internal reports of projects are accurate in respect to risk, costs incurred, projection of costs to spend, contingency and liabilities, variations, claims, sub-contract management, works completed and consequently profit declared
  • From a pre-contract support perspective, review and negotiate terms and conditions, and assist with tenders, bids and negotiations to manage and minimise risk in line with Corporate Governance 
  • Provide end to end commercial management and contract administration for multiple contracts and projects 

The Person

  • Previous experience in the capacity of being a member of a commercial – quantity surveying team within a relevant utilities, power, energy, construction, civil engineering M&E or infrastructure environment, and possessing at least 5+ years’ experience.
  • Sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of contract (specifically NEC3 / 4)
  • Knowledge and understanding of tendering and procurement processes, from a commercial perspective
  • Knowledge of various construction techniques for a wide array of projects
  • Ability to apply the knowledge and principles of quantity surveying to complex and challenging schemes
  • Experience in managing contractual relationships between clients, customers and contractors 
  • A comprehensive commercial understanding of contract price build ups 
  • The ability to understand and explain to non-commercial teams complex contracts and clauses 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Proactive work ethic and ability to ensure invoicing raised on time to manage levels of WIP throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proactive and capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong customer focus and a professional demeanour always
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Experience in dealing with early warnings.

A highly attractive permanent basic salary and benefits package (relative to experience) is on offer for the successful candidate, coupled with a challenging variety of work and solid career progression, given the company’s secured forward order workload and their continued dedication to profitable growth within the UK.

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