Quantity Surveyor

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Job Description

Appointment Basis: Permanent

Excellent Salary + Benefits Include:  Excellent Pension/ Contributed Private Healthcare/Life Assurance, plus many more.


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Quantity Surveyor in New Cross Gate we’re looking for? 


Provide support and assistance to the Commercial Manger and/or Lead Quantity Surveyor to optimise margin on a project whilst protecting the project from commercial risk and maintaining a high standard in all areas in accordance with Alstom Policies and Procedures.


Management of Client & Supplier Accounts:

  • Administer the client payment cycle up to and including Final Account including the Project Change Account to maximise income, achieve required margin and best possible cash flow position.
  • Proactively administer Sub-contract accounts from project start up through to final account.
  • Accurately report sub-contract liabilities.
  • Make sub-contract payments and issue notices strictly in accordance with contractual and legal requirements.


Commercial & Contract Guidance:

  • Interpret and contribute to enhancing the Project Team’s knowledge of contract conditions which deal with key provisions including the rights and obligations of the parties.

Record Keeping:

  • Establish contemporaneous records which are in compliance with project systems.
  • Provide records which identify progress, delays and controlled change management, contributing to event registers and entitlement documentation, so that timely actions can be completed.
  • Collect elemental costs and measurement information.


Internal Reporting:

  • Participate in the production of Monthly Project Reviews and Work Package Management Reviews, clearly identifying cost saving opportunities.


Contract Documentation:

  • Explanatory assessment of specific contract review documentation produced during the tender and estimating process.


Financial Targets & Budgets:

  • Provide support which aligns with the commercial management strategy.
  • Support, Relationships & Procedures:
  • Provide support and advice to the Commercial Managers and Project Teams on specified commercial topics.
  • Develop beneficial relationships with the Client, within Project Teams, with sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Review Commercial processes and procedures to ensure they enhance Alstom’s commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Commercial Representation & Dispute Avoidance:
  • Represent the Commercial team at Project and client meetings
  • Negotiate settlement of project sub-contract accounts in order to achieve early resolution and escalate within Alstom when necessary

Management of Staff:

  • Contribute to the expansion of best practice within the commercial team
  • Training & Development of Staff:
  • Contribute to staff reviews to identify their training and development needs and support their improved performance.



  • To comply with, undertake and promote all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures, responsibilities and activities.
  • Attend regular safety briefings and contribute to company initiatives, logging close calls and safety conversations


Educational Requirements-


  • Educated to graduate entry degree level requirements or equivalent



  • Graduate or Affiliate membership recognition by a Quantity Surveying institution, working towards a higher-level professional qualification and maintaining required professional logs / records
  • Up to date Continuing Professional Development records



  • Experience working in contracting commercial department.
  • Able to provide guidance on Quantification, costing of construction works and task elemental cost analysis.
  • Working knowledge of Planning and the use of programmes in the management of construction works.
  • Appreciation of tendering and pre-contract cost analysis
  • Able to provide guidance on the determination of scope of work through the interpretation of the contract documents
  • Appreciation of risk identification, the use risk registers and how risk is managed.
  • Working knowledge of construction industry standard forms of contract and commercial terms.
  • Appreciation of conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures.


  • Appreciation of accounting concepts.
  • Working on Target Cost or Design and Construct contracts
  • Appreciation of Health, Safety and Sustainability matters relative to the industry.
  • Competencies & Skills:
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate clearly within Project peer groups.
  • Capable of working under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Developing organisation and planning skills.

Things you’ll enjoy 
Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:
•    Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
•    Work with new security standards for rail signalling
•    Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
•    Contribute to innovative projects
•    Utilise our style of working environment
•    Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
•    Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
•    Progress towards Test & Commission Leader
•    Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical, + anything specific to the site e.g. free on-site parking, canteen etc).


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!




Important to note
As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.
At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
Alstom U.K. is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.
As a ‘Disability Confident’ employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

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