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Quantity Surveyor

Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
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The Quantity Surveyor has responsibility for the day to day commercial management of the contract(s) or sub contracts including variation and claims management and then to final account close out, including dispute resolution.


  • Implementation of cost control and management systems across the project(s)
  • First line review of the commercial conditions during the tender phase, build-up of cost estimates and risk reviews
  • Implementation of contract specific commercial strategies
  • Contract management and administration
  • Negotiation of sub contract packages
  • Lead and manage effective project contract and commercial change control
  • Participate in regular project commercial reviews and audits
  • Preparation of the project commercial and cost reports
  • Interface with customers and sub-contractors on main contract issues
  • Ensuring early warning of commercial problems and issues
  • Support development and review of project risk register(s)
  • Identify and manage claims and variations to protect the commercial position
  • Manage dispute resolution


  • Able to budget, cost and price various products and services
  • Able to produce accurate financial reports and analysis
  • Able to effectively and efficiently produce and report cost and time within a project
  • Good understanding of how to achieve effective contract management
  • Can effectively deal with change and claims
  • Able to analyse the Engineering and Construction project environment
  • Understands project and contract terms and invoicing procedures
  • Shows awareness and monitoring of WIP
  • Can carry out a simple procurement exercises including setting evaluation criteria and ranking potential suppliers
  • Good understanding of change management in relation to scope management, document control and version control
  • Understands the need for ethical working, values, integrity and codes of conduct and the need to observe these in the execution of work in a way that contributes to professionalism
  • Has the ability to communicate project controls information effectively to a range of stakeholders including technical and non-technical audiences
  • Can identify and quantify project-related risks and opportunities
  • Is able to recommend contingencies and/or mitigation of risks
  • Is able to review information and identify: assumptions, gaps, conflicting data, ambiguities, actions to take to resolve the above
  • Good ability to produce a document that details the scope of the project
  • Understands the implications of a sound approach to the development of and use of different types of breakdown and coding structures
  • Prepare and present breakdown and coding structures that meet project requirements and are flexible
  • Able to gather and validate the information required to produce schedules
  • Able to determine timescales for component activities and check that developed timescales are consistent with achieving the requirements
  • Able to develop basis of schedule/schedule narrative
  • Can develop the initial budget for control of work scope delivery using cost estimates, project schedules and breakdown structures
  • Has an organised approach to the maintenance of project files
  • Has good attention to detail
  • Has good working knowledge of Microsoft Office i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Is confident to learn software tools to support project activities

Key Indicators/Requirements

  • Achievement of Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements, as set by your line manager from time-to-time
  • Satisfied clients, both internal and/or external
  • Timely completion of work
  • Quality of work
  • Adherence to relevant processes, procedures, and Policies
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Team Spirit
  • Caring

Commercial & Risk

  • Inform project manager / line manager of potential risks identified in a timely manner.
  • Work within allocated CTR or allocated hours where applicable.
  • Demonstrate clear understating of relevant commercial and budgetary landscape.
  • Work to agreed plans, using initiative to identify improvements/savings.
  • Function as an ambassador for the Company, always presenting the right image to existing and potential clients.
  • To attend meetings and forums, representing the Company.
  • Forge links and establish communication with relevant colleagues and other stakeholders.

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality

  • Inform line/project manager of potential project risks identified in a timely manner.
  • Working within the Company’s ISO9001:2008 quality systems.
  • Responsible for own safety at work.
  • Consideration to be given to others in working environment.
  • Adhere to Company and client health and safety procedures.
  • Comply with – and work to - relevant procedures, policies, processes, and standards, to meet the required level of quality in all outputs.
  • Zero non-conformances to all Company, client, and project specific quality and safety plans.
  • Adherence to PPE requirements, where applicable.

Technical Requirements

  • Keep up to date with latest industry and functional standards, technology, and norms.
  • Be familiar with all relevant systems.
  • A good understanding of the availability and use of all relevant electronic tools and software.
  • Full awareness and understanding of relevant legislation and standards, and their practical application.
  • Awareness and understanding of all relevant Company Policies, processes, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • The Quantity Surveyor is required to have a formal UK qualification in a related field, at degree or master's degree level
  • Extensive experience in a QS role
  • Leadership experience
  • People skills
  • Honesty, integrity, and reliability
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • High diligence
  • Organisational skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Good presentation skills (PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of data privacy standards

These roles and responsibilities are issued as a guideline to help you understand the duties you are expected to undertake as part of your role. They may be subject to change from time-to-time to meet business needs, and you may be required to carry-out additional duties that are reasonably consistent with your skills and status.

Working Pattern

This is a site based role, working 10 x 12 hour days on, 4 off

A daily site allowance is paid in addition to salary and expenses

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