Commercial Operations - Senior Quantity Surveyor

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We are expanding our commercial management team to support National Highways’ annual £1bn investment programme to maintain the Strategic Road Network.  As part of this, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team. 

You will lead a team of quantify surveyors and have responsibility for the end-to-end commercial and contract management of a complex programme of schemes, each of which are valued from £1m to more than £30m.  The nature and diversity of the programme ensures you will have opportunity to enhance your leadership and stakeholder management skills, together with your ability to successfully deploy your commercial skills, capabilities and experience in a complex delivery environment.

This role will be based in Bristol. We have a flexible hybrid working approach, meaning the role will be a combination of office/agile home working. 

What you’ll be leading on

  • Lead on the commercial and contract management of all schemes, ensuring that all works are managed in line with the contract and all contractual matters are responded within the contractual timescales.
  • Line management responsibility 
  • Providing mentoring, training and coaching in support of team and individual development.  Support those pursuing professional qualifications (e.g. MRICS) as may be applicable. 
  • Oversee supply chain management including enquiry documentation, quotation assessment, works order award and instructions to supply chain where required.  Ensure Supply Chain Payment assessment including all relevant documentation on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure Scheme Cost and value reconciliation is performed to ensure correct cost capture has occurred across all contracts. Assist with preparation of scheme forecasts and associated risk profile.
  • Management of site level change management including Early Warning and Compensation Event management and production, both to the Client and to the supply chain as necessary. 
  • Act as first line escalation for contract and/or commercial differences.

To be successful you’ll need

  • B.Sc. (H) or HND in Civil Engineering, Commercial Management or Quantity Surveying.
  • Member or Associate member of relevant professional body (RICS / CInstCES).
  • Experience of contract administration, ideally in a portfolio/programme setting and desirably using NEC forms of contract.
  • Demonstrable post-qualification experience within a Quantity Surveying/ Commercial function with evidence of providing expert advice and support on complex commercial matters, preferably in a civil engineering/infrastructure environment for either the client or contractor.
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management experience, with an ability to engage, prioritise and collaborate as an intelligent and effective customer
  • Line management and mentoring experience preferable.

A bit about us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country.  We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected and included to enable them to enjoy a great sense of wellbeing.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.  

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times.  Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Want to know more?

For a copy of the Job Description please contact hrhighwaysengland@mailgc.cx.ukg.oraclecloud.com quoting reference #5355

ABOUT US

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.

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Reference
5355
Contract Type
Salary
£52,100 - £73,272
Start Date
Immediate Start
Expiry Date
17/06/2024
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