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Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

For more information visit www.costain.com

Costain Digital

Digital technology is transforming our world at pace. Costain’s Leading Edge strategy is putting Digital at the heart of our business. Utilising our broad sector knowledge and deep client insight, we transform business performance and infrastructure intelligence through the development and integration of digital technology solutions.

The Project Quantity Surveyor will manage a commercial team through the lifecycle of numerous projects from inital bid, project set up to final accounts and close out, ensuring that at all times the Company’s governance and any contract specific requirements are adhered to.

Within a defined delegated level of authority, this role is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the Group Commercial Objectives, and appropriate to the activities in which the role is engaged.

Key Responsibilities

Providing support to Commercial Manager/Senior Commercial Manager

Leading and developing the efficient and effective management and issue of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence

Ensuring contractual and commercial risks and opportunities are identified to the Project Director/Manager

Preparing monthly progress valuations and claims for work completed within deadlines

Producing monthly cost reports, forecasts, and Contract Budget reports

Liaising with the Customer’s commercial team

Ensuring effective and consistent implementation of the Company's commercial policies and procedures

Ensuring registers of variations, delay, extension of time applications and claims are contemporaneous and maintained

Producing records of pre-Contract tender negotiations & reports where necessary

Review value management and advise on Risk management

Prepare, review and complete of sub-contract documentation

Plan change management and cost control

Prepare & agree interim applications for payment

Prepare & agree final accounts with sub-contractor

Manage subcontracts from initial placement of order to final account

Monitor and update Procurement Plan, Sub-contract procurement including analysing commercial comparisons

Produce requisition and award letters

Reconcile weekly plant, material, labour reconciliation against budget

Monitor main contract- including assisting with and producing Change Reports, Value Change Report Forms Main Contract, Monitor allocation changes Report on matters relating to insurances relevant to the project

Understanding the implications of health, safety and environmental regulations.

Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager

About you

Holds an RICS / CICES accredited degree

Membership of RICS or CICES

Minimum 5 years post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement

Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen

Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working

A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving

Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution.

Extensive experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information, prepare reports, payment certificates and interim financial reports and closeout reports.

Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions

Experience of developing & implementing procurement and contract strategies

Proven negotiating and team-working skills with the ability to motivate and lead a team

Strong analytical skills

Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge

Experience in implementing and delivering strategic objectives and associated change programmes

Confidence and ability to assert influence

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.