Quantity Surveyor

Posted a week ago by Balfour Beatty UK


About the role

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark; they're an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Power Commercial team as a Quantity Surveyor and you'll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry.

Purpose of the role:
  • Collate costs in relation to infrastructure projects with experience of identifying commercial risks and opportunities in respect of their works
  • Deliver varied commercial duties including responsibility for procuring and managing supply chain
  • Optimise commercial performance through diligent cost control and value for money opportunities, whilst achieving the required standards and quality for our customers
  • Create and maintain commercial relationships to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Contract administration with both client and subcontractors
  • Provide support and adherence for the Gated Business Lifecycle process.
  • Proactively drive career and personal development, including professional certification

What you'll be doing

  • Cost Engineering
  • Collate cost and value information supporting the cost value reconciliation (CVR) process
  • Analyse the tender budget in line with actual cost
  • Accurate live forecasting considering the programme and reporting in accordance with the respective work breakdown structure / cost breakdown structure.
  • Actual costs are monitored and assessed against baseline, value of work done, solution cost progress, affordability challenges and final outturn calculations, reporting either weekly or otherwise as agreed with the PCM.
  • Contract Management
  • Complete the measurement of works and agreements with clients
  • Identifying and value change
  • Develop awareness of different programme formats
  • Subcontractor account management variation and payments
  • Ensuring that accurate records are kept & maintained.
  • Financial reporting and accounting records are prepared in a timely manner and are accurate
  • Ensure that all project team members (including site staff) understand the contractual arrangements to satisfy Client requirements.
  • Procurement
  • Work closely with the procurement team, Construction Manager and Project Delivery Manager (PDM) to develop & monitor procurement strategy.
  • Collect information required to specify procurement requirements
  • Record and document information including registration of interest
  • Understand the steps / documentation required
  • Assist with subcontract procurement process

Who we're looking for

  • An organised, innovative, and creative Quantity Surveyor with knowledge and experience of working on Projects
  • Experience of collating costs and maximising value
  • Experience of working as a QS, including the need to support with financial and commercial control within a project
  • Experience of procuring and managing supply chain
  • Maintain a Personal Development Plan
  • Working towards professional accreditation
  • Support development of others around you
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Demonstration of working to deadlines, working efficiently and to a high standard
  • Interest in infrastructure projects
  • Demonstration of resilience and determination to succeed
  • In depth knowledge of Construction and Safety measures
  • Able and comfortable to challenge professionally

Rewards & Benefits: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • 37.5 hours Monday to Friday 
  • Company DC pension scheme up to 5% EEs & 7% ERs
  • Company car
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Up to 2 days volunteering per year

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit (url removed)/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://(url removed)/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: (url removed)

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