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Managing Quantity Surveyor

Job Introduction

The Managing Quantity Surveyor will join the SCS Logistics team and will manage all the commercial and contractual functions of the Rail and Road Disposal Packages across the SCS HS2 works. They will be working closing with the SCS Rail Logistics and Road Logistics Leads and all the Asset Leads across the 22 SCS sites.

The fundamental objective is to ensure excellence and consistency in our commercial performance. The individual will provide commercial support to the team – Logistics and the 3 Area Leads. Key to the role is relationship management with the senior teams in the areas to build rapport, establish working relationships and provide added value to the delivery of the project.

All Logistics team members will be expected to work in the team providing support, cover and developing best practice.

The role is aimed at construction professionals who can demonstrate a track-record of achievement in project, people, client and supply chain management in scaled projects. The key success criteria and areas of responsibility are shown below. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their suitability at interview. 

 

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • Undertaking the efficient and effective management and issuing of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence
  • Ensuring contractual and commercial risks and opportunities are identified to the Contract Leader
  • Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.
  • Maintaining registers of variations, delay, extension times and claims
  • Compliant and consistent implementation of the company's commercial policies and procedures
  • Assist with preparation of monthly progress valuations and claims for work completed
  • Interfacing with customer’s commercial and project teams
  • Produce pre-contract tender negotiations & reports where necessary
  • Produce monthly cost reports, forecasts, and Contract Leader Reports (including CVR)
  • Review value management and advise on risk management
  • Prepare supply chain enquiries, negotiate, administer and finalise / close out supply chain contracts.
  • Plan and implement change management and cost control
  • Monitor and update supply chain procurement plan including benchmarking
  • Ongoing liaison with site team, supply chain and customers’ representatives
  • Provide contractual advice to the project / site team as and when appropriate
  • Maintaining awareness of the different construction contracts in current use
  • Understanding the implications of health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Continuous post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement and career development and progress.
  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution.
  • Extensive experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information, prepare reports, payment certificates and interim financial reports and closeout reports.
  • Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions
  • Experience of developing & implementing procurement and contract strategies
  • Proven negotiating and team-working skills with the ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge
  • Confidence and ability to assert influence
  • Holds an RICS / CICES accredited degree
  • Hold or be nearing completion of Full Membership with RICS / CICES

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-guidance-for-levels-1-2-and-3/level-1-disability-confident-committed

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

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