MEP Senior Quantity Surveyor

Daria Tkach
£50-65K + package
Job Posted

Top-tier UK based civil engineering and rail contractor is recruiting a high calibre MEP Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on JV High Speed 2 (HS2) construction project in London.

Senior Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for both the Contract and Subcontract administration of Design & Build suppliers and will be working within the MEP commercial team, but expected to work closely with all sections of the MEP Team.

Project Details

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. The MEP Senior Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for the commercial MEP fit-out across HS2 S1 and S2 lots, reporting to MEP Commercial Manager.

The JV is delivering the HS2 Main Civils and tunnels contracts with a combined value of around £2billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

Responsibilities and Duties

MEP Senior Quantity Surveyor main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the Management of commercial personnel responsible for the following activities:

-              Main Contract management and administration
-              Supply chain management (including supply chain contract administration)
-              Commercial Document Control
-              Cost capture and control (including completion of the CLR)
-              Commercial reporting
-              Planning & programme management

  • Assisting with cash management
  • Liaison and negotiation with the Customer’s commercial and / or project team
  • Establishing and maintaining productive and collaborative relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Assisting the commercial manager in ensuring the necessary internal and external periodic valuations and reports are prepared and issued in line with deadlines
  • Assisting the commercial manager with the Implementation of the commercial procedures and reporting to ensure compliance with company and contract requirements
  • Ensure appropriate commercial records are maintained in line with the contract requirements and oversee any contractual issues.
  • Provide guidance and support to the commercial team and develop the skills and competencies of the staff to ensure successful succession planning.
  • Commenting upon and drafting of subcontract works information, site information and tender documentation.
  • Drafting Subcontract Data, selecting contractual options, drafting schedules of variations to contract, assessing subcontract scope to draft pricing schedules.
  • Reviewing all tender documentation to ensure consistency and compatibility with contractual and project requirements.
  • Assisting the commercial manager in setting strategies for and responding to tender queries, leading mid and post tender interviews.
  • Tender reviewer and verifying and validating of tender reports and recommendations.
  • Reviewing subcontracts for governance and execution

Desired Skills and Experience

Successful MEP Senior Quantity Surveyor will have:

  • Post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement
  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
  • Proven negotiating and team-working skills demonstrating the ability to motivate, develop and lead teams to deliver to or above target levels of performance
  • Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions
  • Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution.
  • Extensive experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information, prepare reports, payment certificates and interim financial reports and closeout reports.
  • Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge and experience
  • Experience in implementing and delivering strategic objectives and associated change programmes
  • Experience of developing & implementing procurement and contract strategies
  • Confidence and ability to assert influence
  • A creative, strategic and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
  • The ability to constantly improve and evolve as a commercial leader, taking account of and enabling our company’s corporate strategy
  • Strong analytical skills 

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree qualified or equivalent ideally in Quantity Surveying, Construction Commercial management or similar construction related subject

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The successful Senior MEP Senior Quantity Surveyor candidate will join an established civil engineering main contractor on the iconic HS2 project.

This leading joint venture consortium JV is delivering a major portion of the tunnelling across London for High Speed 2 (HS2). The value of the project is around £2billion with the works due for completion in around 2025.

This employer encourages flexible working. Professional development, such as subsidised further study, or payment of professional membership fees are available for suitable candidates.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Basic Salary up to 65k
    London Allowance
    Train travel (home to site via expenses)
    25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + 1 extra day for moving and birthday

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