Quantity Surveyor - Exeter

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Rail team inExeter or Swindon working on a Civils Reactive Maintenance Contract for the Western Reactive.

The role involves working on various frameworks for Network Rail including concrete repairs, drainage works, ground stabilisation, track works and structural changes where you’ll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry.

The role offers hybrid working and flexible working requests are also available as well as the option to also work part time.

What you’ll be doing

  • Manage all costs in relation to infrastructure projects with experience of identifying commercial risks and opportunities in respect of their works.
  • Provide support to senior members of team in delivering varied commercial duties including responsibility for procuring and managing supply chain.
  • Optimise commercial performance through diligent cost control and value for money opportunities, whilst achieving the required standards and quality for our customers.
  • Assist with commercial relationships to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide support and adherence for the Gated Business Lifecycle process.
  • Use the company’s ERP System and BMS systems.
  • Maintain a Personal Development Plan.

Who we’re looking for

The following qualifications or equivalent are essential:

  • Currently have or working towards a BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience
  • Experience of infrastructure projects with resilience and determination to succeed.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • An organised, innovative and creative Quantity Surveyor
  • Previous experience of managing costs and maximising value
  • Previous experience of financial and commercial control within a project
  • Experience of procuring and managing supply chain.
  • Experience of working as part of commercial teams.
  • Membership of or working towards RICS.
  • Proven record of working to deadlines, working efficiently and to a high standard

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty works at the heart of the UKs rail networks designing, enhancing and maintaining thousands of miles of the railways that connect communities and underpin growth.

From feasibility studies, planning and design through to implementation and asset management, we provide multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure services across the lifecycle of rail assets. Our expertise covers electrification, track, power, civils, specialist rail plant, railway systems and technologies.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit http://www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are 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. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com

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