Senior MEP QS Major Variations

Richard Poulter
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Civil engineering recruitment continues to thrive in UK. We are working with a top-tier UK based civil engineering and rail contractor, to recruit a high calibre Senior  MEP QS to manage major variations and changes on their flagship JV High Speed 2 (HS2) construction project in London. This is a senior and critical role to ensure that contract changes are captured and variations are developed, approved and implemented. 

Outline of Role
Reporting to the MEP Senior Commercial Manager, this role will be responsible for Change management associated with the delivery of the MEP works on the HS2 London Tunnels contract including associated reporting.

Project Details

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services.

The JV is delivering the HS2 Main Civils and tunnels contracts with a combined value of around £1.8billion 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

Senior MEP QS Major Variations main duties and responsibilities

  • Main Contract management and administration
  • Commercial document control
  • Commercial reporting associated with change management.
  • Assessment of change impacts against the program.
  • Establish and manage entitlement.
  • Change Control and management of registers
  • Measurement and quote development
  • Development, management, and reporting of project metrics
  • 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 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.
  • Manage and lead MEP risk reduction meetings.
  • Manage and lead MEP change management meetings.
  • Investigate and draft contract communications including General notices,
  • Provide contractual and commercial risk advice to the commercial team.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrative experience of Construction law and arbitration.
  • Experience in working complex building, civils works or MEP Works.
  • Ideally have a good working knowledge of mechanical and electrical installation
  • Strong understanding of NEC contracts
  • Experience in managing others and working in large teams
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Claims and dispute resolution working experience
  • Must be familiar with the requirements of JIB & CIJC
  • Must have both good presentation and excel skills
  • RICS qualified or equivalent, or working towards
  • Be able to motivate others and provide training where necessary
  • Excellent communication and customer-facing skills are a must, along with working as part of a team promoting our JV culture and values.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree qualified or equivalent ideally in construction commercial management

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Construction careers don't get better than this! The successful Senior MEP QS Major Variations candidate will join an established 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

Attractive salary and benefits package available to the successful Senior MEP QS Major Variations candidate

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