Quantity Surveyor - Tunnels

Quantity Surveyor - Tunnels

SCS Railways | Central London, England, UK

Posted 8 days ago

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Job Introduction

To support requirements of the SCS Area Central tunnels commercial team, due to increase in workload and capacity of existing team as works progress towards onsite set up and commencement of works at both ARLT and OOC SCL, current team capacity is constrained to discharge duties effectively and requirements will progressively increase

Role Responsibility


The role of Quantity Surveyor is responsible for providing accurate and value generating input to projects.

The role ensures that all commercial aspects are carried out in accordance with the contract, company

policies and procedures, and to the satisfaction of the customer and/or contract leader. This role may work

independently or under the direction of a more senior Quantity Surveyor. The QS will be able to

demonstrate the ability to function as a member of an integrated team.

Key Responsibilities

Inputting to the efficient and effective management and issuing of accurate, timely and compliant

notices and correspondence

Preparation or assessment of applications, valuations, cost/value reconciliation.

Cost control and forecasting. Prepare and provide input to monthly reports: value, cost, profit/loss,

cash flow and budget.

Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of

payment certificates.

Assisting with Risk and Value Management to optimise solution. Monitor and regularly review with

the project team. Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks.

Contract Management, including all relevant contractual forms, methods of budgetary control and

relevant software applications.

Prepare supply chain enquiries, negotiate, administer and finalise / close out supply chain contracts.

Ensure all notifications/documents are managed in accordance with the contract, and customer /

company policy.

Ongoing liaison with site team, subcontractors and Customers representatives

Undertake record-keeping including but not limited to collating site records, the preparation of

meeting packs, meeting invites and taking meeting minutes

Provide contractual advice to the project / site team as and when appropriate.

Maintaining awareness of the different construction contracts in current use

Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.

Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project

The Ideal Candidate

Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes

Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen

Excellent organisational and communication skills

Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working

A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving

Experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution

Experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information and prepare reports

Experience of drafting contractual correspondence on behalf of the Project Manager and preparation of payment certificates and interim financial reports

Experience of contributing to procurement and contract strategies

Negotiating and team-working skills and the ability to motivate and lead

Strong analytical skills

Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge

Confidence and ability to assert influence

Holds an RICS/CICES accredited degree or enrolled on an accredited part-time post-graduate degree with at least three years of relevant experience

Full Membership of the RICS or CICES desirable, or enrolled on the approved training scheme for membership

SCS Railways