About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to join our new build project team based in Hereford.

Role Purpose:

  • Ensuring commercial & contractual control and co-ordination of the efforts of all parties involved in the execution of a range of specified projects;
  • Providing guidance to other members of the Commercial/quantity surveying team and Project Directors/Managers on all aspects relating to commercial activity on the specified projects
  • Manage a small team of quantity surveyors on a single large project or across a number of projects, depending upon location and work type;

What you'll be doing

As a Managing Quantity Surveyor, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with standard company HSE procedures and work instructions;
  • Accountable for the activities of directly reporting quantity surveying staff, providing advice and guidance to other members of the team and to Project Directors/Managers, as required;
  • In conjunction with the relevant Project Management team member(s), be accountable for the profitability of the project(s), and develop an appropriate commercial strategy for the project(s) to ensure delivery of required margins;
  • Manage the subcontract tender process, including the selection of sub-contractors and provision of all relevant contract and schedule documentation;
  • Ensure that subcontracts are placed in an appropriate manner to step down appropriate responsibilities from the Main Contract;
  • Ensure that each sub-contractors account is managed strictly in accordance with their terms and conditions;
  • Ensure that any insurance claims are notified in accordance with CSUK requirements and that appropriate data is compiled for insurance claims;
  • Take an active role in assisting the Project Management team member(s) in arranging and undertaking project reviews and issue of associated reports
  • Contribute to the management and maintenance of a contract cost reporting system, ensuring all financial information is managed and up-to-date and tracked with budget/tender allowances, commitments and deviations highlighted and managed;
  • With other members of the team, produce and provide accurate forecasts of project cost to completion and final value;
  • Continually monitor projected costs to completion in line with budget;
  • Ensure that necessary interface information between customer, subcontractors and other departments is provided in a timely manner

Who we're looking for

You will have the following:

  • Membership of a relevant professional body and/or relevant professional qualification is desirable, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/ CIBSE
  • The business acumen to develop commercial opportunity on projects within the business stream to achieve and exceed profitability targets;
  • Proven experience in the ability to lead, influence and communicate with others and, in particular, create successful commercial teams at all levels is required. Demonstrable experience in a specific sector;
  • Substantial previous experience in quantity surveying within a relevant business environment;
  • The ability to operate successfully in a commercial environment and previous experience of managing project commercial performance is necessary. Commercial awareness is required to assess margin, risk and cashflow.

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

In UK Construction Services England & Wales business, our aim is to be the partner of choice; the go-to in our sector, trusted to deliver for our customers. We work across a huge and exciting range of sectors, including aviation, building, civils, defence and energy.

From ground investigations and flood defence to complex roads and bridges; primary schools to world class universities; ground-breaking hospitals to city centre living; the depth of our experience and quality of our projects is something we are proud of.

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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