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Burns & McDonnell Senior Quantity Surveyor - Transmission & Distribution (Birmingham, UK) in Birmingham, United Kingdom


This role will provide commercial leadership with opportunities to work at a framework and project levels in all aspects of commercial control but with a real focus on the cost – value reconciliation capability. You will also have in-depth experience of developing and applying subcontracts using the NEC3 or NEC4 (Option A & C) form of contract within the power sector or similar relevant industry sector. This role will be required to coordinate effectively on with the wider project teams on matters of cost and risk management.

Technical responsibilities

  • Work closely with the project delivery teams to enforce the business drivers and outcomes for your projects

  • Maximise profitability having regard to client and subcontractor relations, third party incomers and the company’s strategic objectives regarding client relations and the risk/reward philosophy

  • Conduct monthly internal reporting through the CVR and internal commercial management procedures.

  • Conduct monthly reporting to the client in accordance with the contract and the client periodical reporting procedure

  • Ensure cash flow is optimised through valuations and control of subcontractor accounts

  • Drive the recovery of outstanding monies and ensure all queries are fully resolved in a timely manner

  • Identify commercial risks, opportunities, value engineering and change events

  • Manage change events in accordance with the contract including early warnings, CE notification, CE quotation and through to CE implementation and inclusion in to the new cost and programme baselines.

  • Produce cost estimates for both tender proposals and compensation events. Ensure the project teams adhere to risk management procedures and financial compliance

  • Record the commercial KPI data at project level and minimise any potential negative effect on your projects

  • Maintain the projects adherence to payment timescales

  • Prepare and manage sub-contracts throughout project, through to Final Account agreement.

Functional responsibilities

  • A commercially and contractually astute individual that takes ownership of performance

  • Assistance with the management, preparation and submission of tender enquires.

  • Undertake costing activities, utilising a sound working knowledge of tender process

  • Interact with clients and colleagues to achieve project objectives

  • Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting deadlines

  • Able to work autonomously and/or as part of a project team

  • Identifying new skills and competencies required to meet business needs and actively supporting development and recruitment of talent

  • Support the continued development of more junior team personnel providing commercial guidance and establishing training needs.


Qualifications & Experience

  • 7 years’ relevant experience

  • BSc or HND (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying or other equivalent commercially related subject

  • Chartership or working towards chartership through the RICS or similar accredited institution

  • Experience with civil engineering & utilities desirable

  • Awareness and experience of construction methods, technology, standard forms of measurement and forms of contract NEC 3/4 Options A & C

  • Excellent computer literacy with experience MS office suite of programmes.

  • Ability to read and understand a project programme

Job Procurement

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 200926