Senior Quantity Surveyor

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

A bit about us
We are one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. As a multisector consultancy, we provide engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.
About the division

The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million’s to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

Our transportation portfolio is primarily a UK based business working in four key sectors of rail, highways, land and aviation. We deliver programme, project and commercial management services to clients in mainland Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Australasia while supporting other parts of the transportation business across the globe.

What is our vision?
Our vision (with the help of you) is to deliver major projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as ‘credible’ and ‘preferred’ for our existing and new clients.

Candidate Specification

A bit about the role
Whilst working on one of the most prestigious infrastructure projects in the UK, this exciting opportunity will see you carrying out the following responsibilities;
• Support and advise the project manager in respect of fulfilment of all contractual obligations.
• Monitor and process on behalf of the client commercial queries from consultants and contractors.
• Attend progress meetings to respond to commercial matters raised.
• Attend internal management meetings to input to reporting processes
• Check submitted assessments and applications and process
• Clarify any queries with consultant or contractor and agree with project managers.
• Carry out periodic commercial checks and due diligence in conjunction with the project manager to ensure information submitted corresponds to records held by the consultant or contractor.
• In conjunction with the project manager provide ongoing assessment of consultant or contractor’s estimate to completion
• Receive and check consultant or contractor’s final account.
• Negotiate any amendments and reach a final figure and recommendation for acceptance or rejection.
• Act in accordance with the project leaders instructions
• Preparation of monthly management reports
• Secure new and repeat business in line with the sub-divisional budget
• Prepare estimates and cost plans in line with the brief
• Preparation of standard documentation – reports, valuations, letters, financial statements etc
• Assess applications for payment inline with the contract terms
• The production of lessons learned report for post contract review
• The collection and analysis of cost data
Required criteria for the ideal Quantity Surveyor:
• Proven skills and experience of delivering within a Cost Consultancy/Main Contractor
• Chartered QS CMRICS or Degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying subject (or equivalent)
• Demonstrable track record of working in the management services environment
• Transportation sector experience preferred
• Pre and post contract experience
• Experience working in collaborative teams
• Experience of NEC Contracts, particularly large contract value

Job Profile

Equality, diversity and inclusion statement:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Flexible working:
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.
We can offer:
• Pension matched up to 7%
• Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
• An annual professional institution subscription
• Life insurance
• Enhanced parental leave
• Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
• Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Does this sound interesting to you? Get in touch today!

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