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Quantity Surveyor

Hays Building
Essex, Colchester
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
QS / Cost consultant

Job Details

Permanent Quantity Surveyor required!

Your new company
The leading service provider in the water and wastewater infrastructure sectors in the UK. As a division, we employ circa 3000 people across the UK and we are looking for aspiring people like you, who are keen to continue their career within the Water Industry.
Our people provide essential infrastructure services through long-term framework agreements to the water and wastewater sectors in the UK and Ireland. The Water Division provides a broad range of technical capabilities to our clients ranging from asset condition assessment to design, build, commissioning and completion. With a 2.1billion order book and turnover at 450 million, we are market leaders in our field.

you'll be joining a value-based business, we pride ourselves on living our values while we work!

Safety: putting health, wellbeing and safety of people first

People: engaging and empowering everyone to deliver and grow

Delivery: helping deliver our clients business needs

Integrity: behaving respectfully and in a sustainable manner to the individual, our communities and the environment, maintaining accountability and honesty in the way we work

Your new role
As our Quantity Surveyor, you'll work with the delivery team, providing support to both the delivery management and on-site delivery teams.

Embracing the out performance mentality, you'll ensure that operations are carried out to control costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintaining the required standard.

You will be responsible for assisting the programme area Estimating team to ensure robust estimates align to scope and make allowance for risks and opportunities. You will work closely with the Procurement team, Construction team and Project team in preparing Subcontracts and procurement strategies and ensuring they reflect agreed scope. You will produce accurate live forecasting, considering the programme and reporting in accordance with the respective work breakdown structure / cost breakdown structure.

You will be responsible for ensuring actual costs are monitored and assessed. You will provide reports on actual costs vs. estimate and identifying underlying reasons for any variance & resolutions, highlight, challenge and resolve variance to latest plans.

You will ensure that all project team members (including site staff) understand the contractual arrangements, in order to satisfy Client & Partner organisation requirements. You will also ensure that proper records are kept & maintained so financial information for audits and cost assurance is readily available. You will need to liaise with the Project team to ensure any Contractual notifications required are issued in accordance with the Contract.

What you'll need to succeed
Do you have experience of NEC3 forms of contract?
Do you have experience of Water or Utilities Projects?
Do you have excellent IT skills?
Can you communicate with a wide range of audiences?
Do you have a thirst to make a positive impact?

What you'll get in return
you'll be entitled to:

  • Private Health Care
  • Matched Pension Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunities to progress in a successful company
  • Life Assurance
  • The option to take out Personal Accident Insurance
  • The option to partake in Payroll giving
  • Salary Finance - an online portal offering financial support via articles, videos and blogs. You can apply for loans and savings schemes via payroll
  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Varying discount as a part of the 'My Reward' Scheme.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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