Senior Quantity Surveyor
Balfour Beatty
Winchester, South East, UK
1d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Highways team to work in Winchester.

Role Purpose :

  • A Senior Quantity Surveyor is an experienced QS who has a track record in managing all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures;
  • They seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality;
  • Typically they will be a Chartered Member of the RICS, ICES or CIOB;
  • They will have experience of managing a small team of less experienced commercial staff as well as mentoring others on their journey to becoming professionally qualified.
  • What you'll be doing

    As a Managing Quantity Surveyor you will involve :

    Governance :

  • Having a good knowledge of and adheres to the Companys GMCEs, BMS and other governance.
  • Analytical Thinking & Decision Making :

  • Ordering information and systematically checks data;
  • Maximising digital opportunities.
  • Cost Engineering :

  • Preparing Activity Schedules, Resource Schedules & analyses tender documents.
  • Estimating :

  • Critically appraises, estimates and negotiates the above with 3rd parties
  • Planning :

  • Reviewing complex contract programmes such as Time-Location;
  • Assisting with the preparation of delay and disruption programmes.
  • Project Management :

  • Monitoring subcontract activities, measure and respond appropriately;
  • Analysing the commercial progress and report to senior project staff;
  • Managing commercial aspects with Customer and Stakeholders for their area of responsibility.
  • Procurement :

  • Undertaking constructability analyses using construction programmes;
  • Preparing procurement programme and helps develop the strategy.
  • Commercial Management :

  • Analysing rates & prices, agreement of variations and or compensation events as required'
  • Undertaking customer and stakeholder management for their area of responsibility;
  • Preparing, submitting and negotiating claims when required;
  • Preparing Internal reports, commercial progress and financial reconciliation.
  • Development, Recruitment and Retention :

  • Maintaining own Personal Development Plan;
  • Managing HR / People aspects for direct and indirect reports (PDRs etc);
  • Actively supports the development of others incl professional mentoring;
  • Producing plans for team to achieve goals / aspirations;
  • Supporting recruitment of lower grades.
  • Who we're looking for

    Personal Qualities and Experience :

    The following qualifications are essential :

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent;
  • Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB (or working towards).
  • The following qualities / experience are desirable :

  • Communication;
  • Teamwork / Role Model;
  • Leadership;
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results);
  • Business and Customer Awareness;
  • Applies organisational aims & objectives;
  • Identifies with the customer needs;
  • Recognises opportunities & threats.
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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