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Managing Quantity Surveyor at Balfour Beatty

Managing Quantity Surveyor

Balfour Beatty Birmingham, West Midlands Full-Time
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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Civil Managing Quantity Surveyor to join our Regional team to work across sites based in Coventry City Centre.

Role Purpose

A Managing Quantity Surveyor is a very experienced QS who manages all costs relating on civil engineering projects or on a number of smaller ones, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They will have significant experience in minimising the costs of a project and enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. Typically they will have a track record of managing a commercial team and be a Chartered Member of the RICS, ICES or CIOB, and a mentor to other commercial staff on their journey to becoming professionally qualified.

Project is a GBP20 million new build road, NEC 4 form of contract and a design and build project

What you'll be doing

As a Civil Managing Quantity Surveyor, your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Has a good knowledge of and adheres to the Companys GMCEs, BMS and other governance
  • Ability to mitigate potentially damaging situations
  • Communicate the good things Cost
  • Applies principles of cost management & elemental cost analysis including life cycle implications where required
  • Recognises and understands cost sensitive areas
  • Undertakes risk analysis in the context of construction
  • Manage the preparation of Target Costs
  • Reviews progress of the project against the various programmes
  • Preparation of delay and disruption programmes
  • Monitors & controls critical elements of the process
  • Identifies & communicates threats to budget & programme
  • Report and explain the commercial progress to senior project staff
  • Cost Planning and pre-contract cost control
  • Manages commercial aspects with Customer and Stakeholders for their area of responsibility
  • Evaluate and negotiate tenders including Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Assess and identify risks and opportunities as part of risk management
  • Manages customer and stakeholder management for their area of responsibility
  • Risk and opportunity analysis
  • Advising and contractual matters and formulating correspondence
  • Undertakes benchmarking exercises & sets / monitors Performance indicators (KPI)
  • Maximises digital opportunities
  • Maintains own Personal Development Plan
  • Manages HR/People aspects for direct and indirect reports (PDRs etc)
  • Targets work opportunities or activities that can develop individuals
  • Actively supports the development of others incl professional mentoring
  • Manages recruitment of lower grades up to QS

Who we're looking for

The following qualifications are essential:

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent
  • Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB
  • Previous experience working on NEC form of contract and civil projects

The following qualities and experience are desirable:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Strategic change Management
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Promotes organisational aims & objectives
  • Manages customer needs
  • Manages opportunities & threats

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

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.


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Stakeholder Management
Coaching And Mentoring
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Job ID: BALF-UK16783