About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.
We are looking for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to join us to work in Dartford.
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.
What you'll be doing
As a Managing Quantity Surveyor, you will have the following accountabilities:
Business and Customer Awareness
Acc Ability to mitigate potentially damaging situations
Acc Communicate the good things Cost
Acc Applies principles of cost management & elemental cost analysis including life cycle implications where required
Acc Recognises and understands cost sensitive areas
Acc Undertakes risk analysis in the context of construction
Acc Manage the preparation of Target Costs
Acc Reviews progress of the project against the various programmes
Acc Preparation of delay and disruption programmes
Acc Monitors & controls critical elements of the process
Acc Identifies & communicates threats to budget & programme
Acc Report and explain the commercial progress to senior project staff
Acc Cost Planning and pre-contract cost control
Acc Evaluate and negotiate tenders including Subcontractors and suppliers
Acc Assess and identify risks and opportunities as part of risk management
Acc Risk and opportunity analysis
Acc Advising and contractual matters and formulating correspondence
Acc Undertakes benchmarking exercises & sets / monitors Performance indicators (KPI)
Development, Recruitment and Retention
Acc Maintains own Personal Development Plan
Acc Targets work that can develop individuals
Who we're looking for
The following qualifications are essential:
Acc BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent
Acc Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB
The following qualities and experience are desirable:
Acc Strategic change Management
Acc Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
Acc Business and Customer Awareness
Acc Promotes organisational aims & objectives
Acc Manages customer needs
Acc 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.
Balfour Beatty is part of a consortium that comprises Connect Plus Services (CPS), together with Atkins and Egis Road Operations UK.
CPS has a 30-year contract with Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England. The contract, which started in September 2009, is to maintain and operate the M25 motorway network, including all adjoining trunk and slip roads, a network of 440km across six counties. CPS also has responsibility for the Dartford River Crossing in Kent, comprising both Dartford Tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
With a staff of around 600 people, based at seven locations across the network, CPS carries out routine maintenance and whole-life management of the thousands of M25 assets. CPS manages the operation of the network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a severe weather season maintenance programme. CPS is identifying ways of reducing delays and improving journey time reliability across its road network.
Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. 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.