Quantity Surveyor (Highways) - Lincolnshire

Galliford Try
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
20 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018
Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

Role Overview:

Highways is one of six business units that make up the Galliford Try Infrastructure Division. It delivers projects for national and local clients.
The team has expanded in recent times and with strong project performance along with successful work winning, we are continuing to build and re-structure the business including operations for Highways England, Local Authorities and Highway Maintenance.

This role will be working within our team dedicated to projects on behalf of Local Authorities, comprising of various road build, improvement and construction projects ranging from £1-£25M in value. We are and continue to deliver a to a wide array of interesting and complex roadwork and structures projects with a strong and ever growing portfolio providing excellent prospects and opportunity.
We are looking to recruit an experienced and motivated Quantity Surveyor to join a core team dedicated to a recent contract award- the Lincoln Eastern Bypass on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council. The role will require you to work with a core dedicated team on site; reporting into the Managing QS you will be responsible for commercial delivery and performance, fulfilling the requirements of the company and contract in maximising quality of service and profitability.

Key Responsibilities:
You will take responsibility for the execution of the Quantity Surveying function on the contract with the view to maximise quality of service and profitability. You will be responsible for monthly reporting on all of the commercial aspects associated with the contract and you will contribute to weekly reviews of cost and value with monthly financial analysis and forecast meetings with the Management team. Key duties include:
  • Management of subcontracts
  • Sub contract procurement
  • Management of performance measures including KPI's
  • Responsible for forecasting and preparing cost to completions
  • Preparation of external applications for payment
  • Working closely with the Project Team on all commercial and contractual issues
  • Maximising the effectiveness of the commercial function
  • Managing contractual issues on the Project
  • Management of the risk process
  • Maximising profitability having regard to client/subcontractor relations

Experience and Qualifications:
· A strong Quantity Surveying background ideally degree qualified in Quantity Surveying (or related discipline)
· A contracting background within Civil Engineering - previous experience of roads and structures would be an advantage but not essential.
· A working knowledge of method of measurement for highways work is required together with experience of the NEC form of contract.
· Experience of Design and Build contracts.
· Ability to work on a National Level and as part of a multi-disciplined team.
The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication skills along with a pro-active approach to achieve pre-determined deadlines for monthly reporting on all of the commercial aspects associated with the contract.

In Return:
In return we offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package. We will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,550 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.
Construction Division:
As a major UK Contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.
Operating under Galliford Try in England and Wales and Morrison Construction in Scotland, we are a leading contractor on infrastructure projects in the public and regulated sectors. From highways and rail to renewable energy and water, delivering a specialist capability from concept and design through to project implementation and maintenance.
Infrastructure - Highways Sector
The Highways sector for Galliford Try focuses on highways related capital and maintenance works within England and Wales. It is responsible for delivering Frameworks and projects between £10 and £100m in value and targets key customers such as Highways England, Welsh Government and selected Local Authorities. This successful growing sector is set to deliver £121m of project and frameworks this year with ambitious plans to grow over the next 3 years building on recent successes such as the Midland Highways Alliance, Northumberland Street Lighting and Highways England's, Smart Motorway Programme. Be part of a successful team where opportunities to develop career will be available through the growth of the sector.