Quantity Surveyor

  • Construction Jobs
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Sep 09, 2020
Permanent Construction

Job Description

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Rail team to work in Reading. Role purpose QS who has a track record in managing all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. Typically they will be a Chartered Member of the RICS, ICES or CIOB. They will have experience of managing a small team of less experienced commercial staff as well as mentoring others on their journey to becoming professionally qualified. What you'll be doing As a Quantity Surveyor, your main responsibilities will be as follows:- * Adhering to the Companys GMCEs, BMS and other governance; * Orders information and systematically checks data; * Maximising digital opportunities; * Preparing Activity Schedules, Resource Schedules & analyses tender documents; * Critically appraises, estimates and negotiates the above with 3rd parties; * Reviewing complex contract programmes such as Time-Location; * Assisting with the preparation of delay and disruption programmes; * Monitoring subcontract activities, measure and respond appropriately; * Analyses the commercial progress and report to senior project staff; * Managing commercial aspects with Customer and Stakeholders for their area of responsibility; * Undertaking constructability analyses using construction programmes; * Preparing procurement programme and helps develop the strategy; * Analysing rates & prices, agreement of variations and or compensation events as required; * Undertaking customer and stakeholder management for their area of responsibility; * Preparing, submitting and negotiating claims when required; * Preparing Internal reports, commercial progress and financial reconciliation; * Maintaining own Personal Development Plan; * Managing HR/People aspects for direct and indirect reports (PDRs etc); * Actively supporting the development of others incl professional mentoring; * Producing plans for team to achieve goals / aspirations; * Supporting recruitment of lower grades. Who we're looking for The following experience/qualifications are essential:- * BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent; * Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB (or working towards) The following qualities/experience are desirable: * Communication skills; * Teamwork / Role Model; * Leadership skills; * Achievement Focused (Achieving Results)