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Job Title: Quantity Surveyor 

Contract Dates: 27/11/2022 - 27/05/2022

Location: Manchester (Crewe)


Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a well established rail company as a Quantity Surveyor. This role is based in Manchester, working on one of many prestigious projects we have been successful with. You will be responsible in this role to provide a dedicated and professional pre and post contract commercial management service. Act as primary interface to customers and stakeholders for your assigned projects.

The project and longer term programme of works is based in Crewe and the role requires a site presence.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Commercial functions of various work packages. These may include Design, Signalling Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way on the railway infrastructure.

  • Work with the project delivery team responsible for work package / project change control and management

  • Liaise with work package managers to collate information on the works

  • Work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control

  • Prepares internal and external commercial reports

  • Establish and maintain interfaces with key stakeholders. E.g. finance, project management, engineering, subcontractors, suppliers and Employers team.

  • Maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements

  • Able to manage cost of both direct labour, material, plant and subcontract cost (essential)

  • Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods (essential)

  • Able to forecasts cost and measure cost of work complete (essential)

  • Good negotiation skills (essential)

  • Assists with the implement commercial strategies (essential)

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and manage expectation (essential) Good communication skills (essential) good financial and commercial acumen (essential)

  • Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions

  • Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels.

  • Good negotiation skills.

What do I need to qualify for the job?

  • Tier 1 Tier 2 contracting experience

  • Substantial Rail experience

  • Signalling / E&P / Telecoms experience

  • Experience of Commercial reporting for the management of direct employed  and agency hourly resources opposed to purely Subcontract management.

  • Previous Quantity Surveyor / Contract Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment (essential). Experience ideally gained in a similar or related contracting construction industry e.g. Rail, Engineering, Defence.

  • HND/Degree qualified or equivalent and or hold or working towards professional qualification, RICS, CICES (essential).

  • 5 years experience.

  • Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment (essential)

  • Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions (essential)

  • Good contractual knowledge and understanding (essential)

  • Use of Microsoft Office and other software to present high standard of documentation