Project Quantity Surveyor
As part of the ‘Simplify, Clarify, Same everywhere’ directive, the assurance team have an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of consistent business and governance processes for the Commercial function, develop a revised and centralised training programme and the continued assurance to ensure/validate improvements are being made.
You will also provide quantity surveyor duties on projects to protect the company’s interest and deliver tender margin-plus with effective cost and value management.
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.
- Supporting/Leading the Development of Commercial Processes specific to the SCS Project.
- Inputting to the development of Governance Processes.
- Developing Cost Control and Reporting practices to be implemented across the SCS Project.
- Creating and supporting the roll-out of Training Material in relation to SCS processes and NEC contracts.
- Leading the CEMAR Superuser community to ensure a consistent approach to contract administration across the portfolio of Subcontracts.
- Ensuring Commercial Assurance reporting is maintained accurately and timely to SCS Management.
- Ongoing liaison with site teams, and commercial teams, to ensure Commercial Assurance Actions are demonstrably closed out.
- Provide contractual advice to the project / site teams as and when appropriate.
- 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.
- Develop junior members of team.
The Ideal Candidate
As a result of the above, there is the requirement to grow the Commercial Assurance team. We are looking for Project Quantity Surveyor's who have the following attributes:
- Degree or equivalent level qualification in Quantity Surveying or related construction subject
- Critical thinking mentality.
- Ability to develop arguments and challenge thought processes.
- An interest in commercial assurance and appreciation of its intentions and benefits.
- Ability to take a strategic and long-term view.
- General interest in the development/improvement of commercial processes.
- Appreciation for big data, the power and efficiencies that can be gained from it.
- Passion for developing and training the future commercial generation.
Ideally, the candidate brings along experience of managing suppliers/subcontractors and possesses demonstrable experience or knowledge of the NEC3 suite of contracts.
- Relevant Degree (equivalent) in Quantity Surveying or equivalent relevant industry experience.
- Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel.
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:
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