Quantity Surveyor in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

Quantity Surveyor

  • Job number:

    BBUK01964

  • Company/Division:

    Rail

  • Career area:

    Commercial

  • Country:

    UK

  • Location:

    UK, Wales, Newport

  • Contract type:

    Permanent

About the role

Our diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy Value everyone, drives action to improve diversity in our organisation and create an inclusive culture. It promotes high performance, engagement and makes Balfour Beatty a great place to work. We encourage innovative and fresh ways of thinking, allowing every employee to be themselves and perform at their very best.

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark; theyre an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Rail team as a Quantity Surveyor for the Core Valley Lines Project and you'll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry. The role offers hybrid working and flexible working requests are also available.

Purpose of the role:

  • Manage all costs in relation to infrastructure projects with experience of identifying commercial risks and opportunities in respect of their works
  • Provide support to senior members of team in delivering varied commercial duties including responsibility for procuring and managing supply chain
  • Optimise commercial performance through diligent cost control and value for money opportunities, whilst achieving the required standards and quality for our customers
  • Assist with commercial relationships to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide support and adherence for the Gated Business Lifecycle process.

What you'll be doing

As a Quantity Surveyor you will:

  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Measurement of works and agreements with subcontractors
  • Measure, record & value work unsupervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures
  • Measure & interpret specifications & drawings
  • Build up estimates from first principle including net and gross estimates
  • Translate measurement from drawings and Specifications and prepare Bills of Quantities and Schedules of rates
  • Review weekly, monthly, section programmes of works and understanding of delay and disruption programmes
  • Plan commercial activities to meet requirements of section programmes
  • Preparation of Cost reconciliation statements
  • Collect information required to specify procurement requirements

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

The following qualifications or equivalent are essential:

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • An organised, innovative and creative Quantity Surveyor with experience of working on Projects
  • Previous experience of managing costs and maximising value
  • Experience of financial and commercial control within a project
  • Experience of procuring and managing supply chain
  • Experience of working as part of commercial teams
  • Supports the development of others
  • Membership of RICS or ICES or working towards this accreditation
  • Proven record of working to deadlines, working efficiently and to a high standard
  • Experience of infrastructure projects with resilience and determination to succeed

Why work for us

Our diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy Value everyone, drives action to improve diversity in our organisation and create an inclusive culture. It promotes high performance, engagement and makes Balfour Beatty a great place to work. We encourage innovative and fresh ways of thinking, allowing every employee to be themselves and perform at their very best.

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark; theyre an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Rail team as a Quantity Surveyor for the Core Valley Lines Project and you'll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry.

About us

Our Rail business has an extensive legacy of rail expertise. Our teams safely deliver complex projects, from consultancy and design to all aspects of construction and maintenance. Using advanced plant and machinery, and unique innovations, we provide end-to-end solutions for our customers.

Our aim is to improve the passengers experience, and our teams create better journeys by increasing network capacity, improving reliability, and making our railways more efficient and sustainable.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality.

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

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