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Quantity Surveyor at Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveyor

Balfour Beatty Exeter, Devon Full-Time
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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Rail team to work in Exeter.

Role Purpose:

A Quantity Surveyor has a number of years experience in managing all costs relating to piling projects. They will be 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. They 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, your main responsibilities are as follows:

Analytical Thinking & Decision Making

  • Orders information and systematically checks data

Cost Engineering

  • Measure, record & value work unsupervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures

Estimating

  • Measure & interpret specifications & drawings
  • Build up estimates from first principle including net and gross estimates

Planning

  • Review weekly, monthly, section programmes of works
  • Plan commercial activities to meet requirements of section programmes
  • Have an understanding of delay and disruption programmes

Project Management

  • Use the companys ERP System
  • Collation of Cost and Value Information
  • Preparation of Cost reconciliation statements

Procurement

  • Collect information required to specify procurement requirements
  • Record and document information including registration of interest
  • Understand the steps / documentation required

Commercial Management

  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Measurement of works and agreements with subcontractors
  • Submittal of necessary notices in accordance with the contract requirements

Development, Recruitment and Retention

  • Maintain a Personal Development Plan
  • Supports the development of others
  • Working towards professional membership from the RICS, ICES or CIOB


Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent

The following qualities and experience are desirable:

  • Communication oral and written
  • 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

Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

For an example of the exciting work our rail teams undertake click here:

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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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Job ID: BALF-UK16920