Senior Quantity Surveyor - South West

Yeovil | Other





Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.


Location: Home based, covering Somerset, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Gloucestershire, Cornwall.

Salary: Competitive + Company Car/Car Allowance + Benefits



VIVO has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our friendly and successful team.


This role will see you provide cost advice and support to Billable Works (refurbs and new build), identify business priorities and to plan work effectively, by building controls and milestones into plans and programmes, support Service Delivery and Billable Works to incorporate sustainable solutions and support the Sustainability programme incorporating the reduction of the carbon footprint and the reduction of utility consumption across the MoD estate, and explore future possibilities and opportunities for improvement, support change initiatives and identify alternative solutions.


You will also proactively facilitate our relationship with both internal and external customers by ensuring the completion of necessary commercial reports and documentation, attend Risk Meetings, review risk registers and follow risk management processes, monitor and review Supply Chain performance, maintain commercial control to ensure planned milestone payments are achieved and final accounts are closed to meet the business targets, and ensure all business and contract policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.


Another aspect of your role will be to manage a small team of Quantity Surveyors.


This role will require you to travel between sites in your Region and as such, you must be willing and able to travel between Somerset, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Plymouth and Portsmouth as the business requires. Candidates must be based in one of these areas to be considered for this position.



What You Need To Do The Job


First and foremost, you should either be an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor, or a Quantity Surveyor ready for the next step in your career.

You must have experience of working within the Construction industry or Facilities Management, with the ability to develop cost models, prepare work proposals and tenders, and to build and maintain excellent working relationships.


It is important that you have experience of risk analysis and management, dispute resolution and fraud prevention, with a strong working knowledge of commercial processes and good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.


You will be required to pass SC Clearance for this role, and you must hold a full UK driving licence.



What We Offer:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Company car/car allowance
  • 6% employee matched pension contribution
  • Single private medical cover
  • Life assurance at 2 x base salary
  • Company car/car allowance

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 Leader. 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 01:19:00
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