Quantity Surveyor - Porton Down

Salisbury | Other





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: Porton Down, Salisbury, SP4  0JQ

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm

Salary: Competitive + benefits


VIVO are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to support the Projects Team at DSTL in Salisbury.


This role will see you work on a variety of projects ranging in value up to £10million across Construction and Facilities Management.


As Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for helping to estimate costs, quantities and project timelines and providing business support to the Projects Team. This will include facilitating the working relationship between the team and internal and external customers, ensuring the completion of project reports and documentation, build controls and milestones into plans and programmes, identify business priorities and opportunities for improvements and provide cost advice and support to the Billable Works Team.


In addition to this, you will liaise with the Senior Leadership team to report on progress of projects, attend Risk Meetings, ensure compliance across Health and Safety, Sustainability, Quality and other statutory requirements, as well as support change initiatives and identify alternative solutions.



What You Need To Do The Job:


First and foremost, you must hold a HND/Foundation Degree level qualification in Quantity Surveying and appropriate experience within the Construction and/or Commercial Property Maintenance industry.

In addition to this, you should have experience of developing cost models, risk analysis and management, preparation of proposals and tenders and dispute resolution.


Excellent communication, negotiation and organisational skills are essential, as well as the ability to build positive working relationships at all levels.

This role will involve working across 10-15 projects at any one time, in either construction or FM, so it is essential that you are able to manage a large workload.


Due to the vetting requirements on this contract we can only accept applications from British Nationals who are able to pass SC Clearance.



What We Offer:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Single private medical cover
  • Life assurance at 2 x base salary
  • 6% employer matched pension contribution
  • Excellent career progression opportunities

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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31/07/2024 01:15:00
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