Quantity Surveyor - Rail in Manchester, United Kingdom

Quantity Surveyor - Rail

What are my responsibilities?

  • Commercial functions of various work packages. These may include Design, Signalling Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way on the railway infrastructure.
  • Work with the project delivery team responsible for work package / project change control and management
  • Liaise with work package managers to collate information on the works
  • Work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control
  • Prepares internal and external commercial reports
  • Establish and maintain interfaces with key stakeholders. E.g. finance, project management, engineering, subcontractors, suppliers and Employers team.
  • Maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements

  • Able to manage cost of both direct labour, material, plant and subcontract cost (essential)
  • Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods (essential)
  • Able to forecasts cost and measure cost of work complete (essential)
  • Good negotiation skills (essential)
  • Assists with the implement commercial strategies (essential)
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and manage expectation (essential) Good communication skills (essential) good financial and commercial acumen (essential)
  • Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions
  • Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels.
  • Good negotiation skills.

What do I need to qualify for the job?

  • Previous Quantity Surveyor / Contract Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment (essential). Experience ideally gained in a similar or related contracting construction industry e.g. Rail, Engineering, Defence.
  • HND/Degree qualified or equivalent and or hold or working towards professional qualification, RICS, CICES (essential).
  • 5 years’ experience.
  • Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment (essential)
  • Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions (essential)
  • Good contractual knowledge and understanding (essential)
  • Use of Microsoft Office and other software to present high standard of documentation

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