Claims Quantity Surveyor - Maidstone

Adam Cadwaladr
South East England
Maidstone, Kent
£35k - £45k + package
Job Posted

A leading Construction Claims company are seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join a growing team in their office in Maidstone, Kent. The ideal candidate will be a Quantity Surveyor with experience and a well rounded knowledge of the Quantity Surveying role who has an interest in getting into Claims work.

Previous claims experience is ideal however not essential as full training and support in this field will be given. The transition from Quantity Surveying to Claims work is thought to be relatively simple for Quantity Surveyor's who fully understand Cost Plans and Variations and are able to look at these at a highly analytical level. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best in the business whilst being exposed to exciting disputes on major and more minor projects alike in project or claim value.

Responsibilities and Duties

The role available is to work as a Consultant within the business providing support to a Director within the business on claims & disputes in the construction market. A large amount of your time will be working on claims in various construction sectors, as well as analysing documents at an expert level and assessing any grounds for negligence or unreasonable pricings and reporting these findings.

The majority of this work will relate to general construction claims, with a smaller portion of work relating to the Expert Witness field. During a year, you will likely be involved on multiple projects and the role will offer exposure to an exciting variety of projects.

Desired Skills and Experience

  •  Strong knowledge and understanding of typical Quantity Surveying duties including cost plans and variations is essential
  •  Experience of working in the building or civils/infrastructure sectors are both favourable
  •  You should be within an easy commute of Maidstone in Kent
  •  Willingness to learn
  •  Eager to work and specialise as a Claims professional in construction

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  •  Qualified to degree level or similar equivalent is desired
  •  Membership to a professional body such as the RICS or similar equivalent is required or on route to completing

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company is a specialist construction claims company with offices in the UK and overseas. They predominantly work by providing their legal expertise to clients in regards to major and smaller claims, as well as providing advice over the life cycle of a project as consultants. They also employ Barristers and Solicitors in the legal sector of construction.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

The company offer a competitive salary and package including payment of extra qualification courses in Construction Law or similar. They also offer a discretionary bonus each year, along with a health and pension scheme.

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