Quantity Surveyor





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Location: RAF Lakenheath with some travel required around USVF Contracts
Full Time/Permanent

An exciting new role to provide Commercial support to the Regional & Area teams including Value for Money, Risk Management, Account verifications and Tender Management

Key Accountabilities:


-    Comply with all Health and Safety and Sustainability policies and procedures
-    Provide business support to the Commercial Group. This will involve proactively facilitating our relationship with both internal and external customers by ensuring the completion of necessary commercial reports and documentation
-    Deal directly with internal and external customers and where appropriate direct them to the appropriate contact or department to solve their queries
-    Liaise with all staff including Area Managers, Site Managers, Project Managers and the Commercial Team
-    Ensure contract processes and procedures are adhered to at all times, advising and supporting as required
-    Attend Risk Meetings, review risk registers and follow risk management processes
-    Identify business priorities and to plan work effectively, by building controls and milestones into plans and programmes
-    Comply with business policy and procedures, supporting continual improvement
-    Explore future possibilities and opportunities for improvement, support change initiatives and identify alternative solutions
-    Support Area Relationship Improvement Plan with DIO and area specific supply chain, in line with
-    Obtain commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiation. Manage stakeholders utilising experience to negotiate in line with business goal requirements
-    Assist Principal Commercial Manager with dispute avoidance and any dispute resolution
-    Deliver Change Management in accordance with the USVF Contract ensuring timescales are met by all relevant stakeholders
-    Management and resolution of queries submitted by Supply Chain regarding Core Services pricing
-    Maintain commercial control to ensure planned milestone payments are achieved, final accounts are closed to meet the business targets
-    Monitor and review Supply Chain performance
-    Manage supplier payments in line with contractual and company policy
-    Provide post-contract cost control on Billable Works

What you'll need to do the role:

-    Commercial experience in construction, property maintenance or related field including:
-    Developing cost models
-    Risk Analysis & Management
-    Preparation of work proposals/tenders
-    Dispute resolution
-    Excellent working knowledge of commercial processes
-    Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
-    Fraud prevention
-    Health & Safety Awareness Training


Nice To Have:

-    Experience of operating in a military environment
-    Experience of working on complex, multi- site operations
-    Knowledge of BS11000 Collaborative
-    Understanding of how to reduce utility consumption
-    Familiarity of FDIS contracting requirements
-    Evidence of CPD
-    Utility & Carbon Reduction Training
-    Experience of Schedule of Rates/National Schedule of Rates


VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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24/06/2023 02:49:00
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