Quantity Surveyor - London

Murphy are recruiting a Quantity Surveyor to drive the commercial objectives on the Thames Water Framework. This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and self-sufficient Quantity Surveyor with knowledge of NEC contracts and experience drafting subcontract orders and administering the contract through to final account.


Recently acknowledged as one of the UK’s Best Big Companies to work for 2023, this is a fantastic time to join Murphy! Take a look at the role outline and if you think you fit the bill and want to work within a team that rewards performance, drives personal development and offers a great place to work delivering exciting projects, then get in touch!


 What you will be doing 

  • Pricing and administration under the Main Contract and Subcontracts.
  • Assist in management of subcontract payment notices in accordance with statutory and company requirements.
  • Assistance in preparation of periodic cost/value reconciliation reports.
  • Identifying risks and opportunities in the administration of commercial processes upstream and downstream.
  • Assist in monitoring of planned vs actual cost across disciplines (Labour, Plant, Material, and Subcontract).
  • Timely issue of contractual notices and quotations under the project.
  • Experience in Procurement and Tendering required.
  • Mirror the Murphy Values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect in all behaviors.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


Who we’re looking for 

  • Degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying and desire to work towards Chartership.
  • Ability to use own initiative where necessary knowing where to ask if there are circumstances that require input from Senior Management.
  • Thorough understanding of good commercial working principles.
  • Significant experience working across civils or infrastructure projects for a contractor.
  • NEC option A, C or E contract knowledge and procurement/supply chain.
  • Ability to measure value adding in planned vs actual estimating and cost.
  • Understanding of commercial gateway process around increasing financial limits and relevant instructions to subcontractors.


 About the Project 

  • Thames Water AMP7 is a 4-year long framework plus 5 year extension into AMP8.
  • Murphy is a Primary Contractor in Lot 5 North London Infrastructure, value £200m (Inside the M25 – North of the River Thames)
  • The framework will consist of the delivery of ECI, detailed design, build, commissioning and handover of water and wastewater infrastructure schemes
  • Include individual projects up to £30m with a focus on works working within the public domain and on road carriageways.
  • Design Partner in place
  • Featuring repairs and build of new assets with a bias towards Clean Water networks with a few waste projects also on the books.


About Murphy

  • Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities.
  • Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
  • Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.

What you’ll get in return

  • Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
  • Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
  • Above market rate contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
  • Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
  • Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
  • Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, cycle to work scheme etc

As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today.


J Murphy & Sons Limited is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

If you are unable to apply via the usual process, please call 07714688040 to discuss in more detail.

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