Assistant Quantity Surveyor - East Midlands

Full-time

Our team shape projects that connect communities and impact daily life for millions. We’ve an opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor based at Peterborough to work on the @one Alliance.

The @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Waters capital investment programme.

As a stakeholder within the Anglian Water @one Alliance, Balfour Beatty provide both design and construction services across the whole of Anglian Waters region, which is the largest by geographic area in the UK, stretching from the Humber to the Thames estuary and from Buckinghamshire to the East Coast. Work is mainly focussed on clean water Infrastructure (water mains), but also includes wastewater infrastructure and both water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects, such as treatment works and pumping stations.

Role Purpose:

  • Accountable to the Project Commercial Manager (PCM), the role is to assist the Cost Manager in the commercial and cost management of a project or programme of projects from inception through to close out.
  • To be the commercial conscious to the integrated delivery team, providing commercial support to both the delivery management and on-site delivery teams.
  • Responsibility to ensure that operations are carried out to control costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintaining the required standard of quality and safety
  • Working as part of an integrated delivery team providing commercial challenge and recommending actions to achieve and create an environment of out performance.

What you’ll be doing

As our Quantity Surveyor, you’ll have the following accountabilities;

  • Assist the programme area estimating team to ensure robust estimates are provided that align to scope and make allowance for risks and opportunities including any necessary analysis, transfer of data to Alliance Procurement system and Cost Base. Ensure there is 360 feedback and learning from actual costs updating the Estimators accordingly.
  • Assist the Cost Manager in preparing Subcontracts and ensuring they reflect agreed scope. Ensure Subcontracts are properly managed in accordance with contract requirements
  • Work closely with the site team, attending site regularly to ensure they are aware of and can manage the allowances and outputs, provide robust challenge to achieve outperformance, communicate change control and escalate when necessary.
  • Assist the Cost Manager to produce accurate live forecasting, taking into account the programme and reporting in accordance with the respective work breakdown structure / cost breakdown structure.
  • Actual costs are monitored and assessed against baseline, value of work done, solution cost progress, affordability challenges and final outturn calculations, reporting either weekly or otherwise as agreed with the Cost Manager/PCM whilst observing Alliance governance.
  • Assist the Cost Manager in ensuring all efficiencies are reflected in the reporting tools provided, to the Clients timeline.
  • Provide reports on actual costs vs. estimate & identifying underlying reasons for any variance & resolutions, in particular highlight, challenge & resolve variance to latest plans.
  • Work with the integrated delivery team to assist with project and programme risk mitigation plans are considered, put in place and administered.
  • Assist the Cost Manager in ensuring that the Alliance Contract is properly administered including timely issue of early warnings, Contractual notices etc.
    Any other duties as designated by the Cost Manager, PCM or Commercial Manager (CM).
  • Ensuring that proper records are kept & maintained so financial information for audits and cost assurance is readily available.
  • Assist the Cost Manager in producing Final Accounts.

Who we’re looking for

The following qualities/experience are required:

  • Degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering/ management/ cost discipline.
  • CSCS Card
  • Extensive IT knowledge (particularly MS Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Positive attitude and ability to integrate into teams

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.

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group has been a member of Anglian Waters @one Alliance since 2004, delivering several major water projects.

The @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Waters capital investment programme.

The Anglian Water @one Alliance will design and build around 800 schemes worth approximately 1.5billion between April 2020 and March 2025, known as AMP7 the current five-year investment period, working closely with Anglian Water operations teams and other key stakeholders.

The contract is for the entire five-year regulatory period, from 2020 to 2025, with extensions which could take it to 2030, making it one of the longest collaborations in the sector. It operates within an alliance of delivery partners set up by Anglian Water.

As a stakeholder within the Anglian Water @one Alliance, Balfour Beatty provide both design and construction services across the whole of Anglian Waters region, which is the largest by geographic area in the UK, stretching from the Humber to the Thames estuary and from Buckinghamshire to the East Coast. Work is mainly focussed on clean water Infrastructure (water mains), but also includes wastewater infrastructure and both water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects, such as treatment works and pumping stations.

About 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.

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group has been a member of Anglian Waters @one Alliance since 2004, delivering several major water projects.

The @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Waters capital investment programme.

The Anglian Water @one Alliance will design and build around 800 schemes worth approximately 1.5billion between April 2020 and March 2025, known as AMP7 the current five-year investment period, working closely with Anglian Water operations teams and other key stakeholders.

The contract is for the entire five-year regulatory period, from 2020 to 2025, with extensions which could take it to 2030, making it one of the longest collaborations in the sector. It operates within an alliance of delivery partners set up by Anglian Water.

As a stakeholder within the Anglian Water @one Alliance, Balfour Beatty provide both design and construction services across the whole of Anglian Waters region, which is the largest by geographic area in the UK, stretching from the Humber to the Thames estuary and from Buckinghamshire to the East Coast. Work is mainly focussed on clean water Infrastructure (water mains), but also includes wastewater infrastructure and both water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects, such as treatment works and pumping stations.

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