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.

Here at Balfour Beatty, our work inspires communities and advances society. Our commitment to sustainability looks even further generations further. Join our Rail team as a Senior Quantity Surveyor in Birmingham and you'll be part of our legacy. The role offers hybrid working and flexible working requests are also available.

Role Purpose:

  • Experience in managing all costs relating to Pway and associated Railway Systems Works;
  • The individual will support the Projects Programme Manager delivering the varied commercial duties associated with the busy and varied works being delivered within the depot;
  • The role will involve actively seeking to minimize costs, enhance value and target cost through identification and valuing of Change, while still working in the Alliance Environment.
  • Support the key deliverables of Track and Drainage Renewals within the Network Rail Portfolio CP6 and CP7 to ensure the smooth running of the National Rail Infrastructure.

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor you will:

  • Measure, record & value work unsupervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures.
  • Manage circa 10-20m/annum of Multi-Disciplined Rail Projects covering a wide portfolio of Projects/Clients and Contracts.
  • Measure & interpret specifications & drawings
  • Build up estimates from first principle including net and gross estimates
  • Review weekly, monthly, section programmes of works
  • Plan commercial activities to meet monthly timescales
  • Collation of Cost and Value Information
  • Preparation of Cost reconciliation statements
  • Submission and Agreement of Adjustment Events with Client
  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Management of Sub Contractors Accounts
  • Managing a small team and developing their skill set and experience to allow natural progression in the Business

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are required:

  • An organised, innovative, creative Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience of working of leading Projects and managing packages of works
  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent
  • Experience of managing costs and maximising value
  • Experience of financial and commercial control within a project
  • Experience of procuring and managing supply chain
  • Maintains own Personal Development Plan
  • Manages HR/People aspects for direct and indirect reports (Personal Development Reviews etc.)
  • Actively supports the development of others including professional mentoring
  • Membership of RICS or ICES or working towards this accreditation
  • Experience of working as part of commercial teams
  • 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

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:


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. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

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.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

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