Quantity Surveyor - Brighton

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark; they’re an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Regional Buildings team as a Quantity Surveyor on the University of Sussex project in Brighton and you’ll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry.

Role Purpose:

  • Number of years experience in managing all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects.
  • Supporting other more senior members of the commercial team in delivering the varied commercial duties as well as being responsible for procuring and managing our supply chain.
  • Actively seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality for our Customers.
  • Typically, a QS will be chartered or in the final stages of achieving
    professional membership of the RICS, ICES or CIOB and will be a peer role model
    for those less experienced members of the commercial team.

What you’ll be doing

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Measure, record & value work unsupervised in accordance with
    appropriate rules and procedures
  • Build up estimates from first principle including net and gross estimates
  • Translate measurement from drawings and Specifications and prepare Bills
    of Quantities and Schedules of rates
  • Review weekly, monthly, section programmes of works
  • Plan commercial activities to meet requirements of section programmes
  • Have an understanding of delay and disruption programmes
  • Preparation of Cost reconciliation statements
  • Collect information required to specify procurement requirements
  • Record and document information including registration of interest
  • Undertakes customer and stakeholder management for their area of
    responsibility
  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Measurement of works and agreements with subcontractors
  • Working towards professional membership from the RICS, ICES or CIOB

Who we’re looking for

You will have the following:

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent
  • Excellent communication
  • Teamwork
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
  • Previous Commercial Work experience
  • Industry knowledge

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.

About us

In UK Construction Services, our aim is to be the partner of choice; the go-to in our sector, trusted to deliver for our customers. We work across a huge and exciting range of sectors, including aviation, building, civils, defence and energy.

From ground investigations and flood defence to complex roads and bridges; primary schools to world class universities; ground-breaking hospitals to city centre living; the depth of our experience and quality of our projects is something we are proud of.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at http://www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

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