About the role

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark. Theyre an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Highways team as a Managing Quantity Surveyor on our RDP portfolio of works and you'll deliver complex work that really matters to our business, and the world around you.

Role Purpose:

  • A Managing Quantity Surveyor is a very experienced QS who manages all costs relating on a large building and civil engineering projects or on a number of smaller ones, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They will have significant experience in minimising the costs of a project and enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. Typically they will have a track record of managing a commercial team and be a Chartered Member of the RICS, ICES or CIOB, and a mentor to other commercial staff on their journey to becoming professionally qualified.
  • We have an opportunity within our RDP portfolio of work for a MQS. The role will be to support numerous projects which are either in the development phase (ECI) or at close out stage.
  • The majority of the projects are in the North, the team currently works flexibly from Warrington, travel out to other sites maybe required and working from home is supported

What you'll be doing

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

  • Ability to mitigate potentially damaging situations
  • Applies principles of cost management & elemental cost analysis including life cycle implications where required
  • Undertakes risk analysis in the context of construction
  • Manage the preparation of Target Costs Reviews progress of the project against the various programmes
  • Preparation of delay and disruption programmes
  • Monitors & controls critical elements of the process
  • Identifies & communicates threats to budget & programme
  • Report and explain the commercial progress to senior project staff
  • Manages commercial aspects with Customer and Stakeholders for their area of responsibility
  • Evaluate and negotiate tenders including Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Assess and identify risks and opportunities as part of risk management
  • Manages customer and stakeholder management for their area of responsibility
  • Risk and opportunity analysis
  • Advising and contractual matters and formulating correspondence
  • Undertakes benchmarking exercises & sets / monitors Performance indicators (KPI)
  • Targets work opportunities or activities that can develop individuals
  • Actively supports the development of others incl professional mentoring

Who we're looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent
  • Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB
The following qualities/experience are desirable:
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Strategic change Management
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Promotes organisational aims & objectives
  • Manages customer needs
  • Manages opportunities & threats

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

The way we live our lives is changing fast: where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

Wherever investment in these environments is needed, Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

We are right at the heart of a dynamic place shaping agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the road to deliver the potential of the street: a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely. Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

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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