Quantity Surveyor

Joining nmcn will open a door full of opportunities, where our people are nurtured for success and empowered to build their own adventure. We believe in your development, potentiality and growth. We aspire to be industry leading with renewed focus on having a positive impact on everything we touch.

We work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill – from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, a vacancy has arisen for a Quantity Surveyor, working within our Water division. You will work alongside the contract delivery team to ensure the profitability, cost control, cash management, contractual compliance and accurate reporting of Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical non-infrastructure projects.

What you’ll be doing day to day
  • Undertaking regular cost to complete (CTC) reviews with the contract delivery teams
  • Undertaking monthly cost and value reconciliations as part of the project financial reporting process
  • Reviewing project programmes and produce detailed CTC forecasts
  • Supporting the contract delivery teams to maximise value and minimise cost; ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base
  • Promoting commercial challenge at all times to contract delivery teams
  • Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan
  • Ensuring the contract delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances
  • Reviewing of contract documents to ensure that the company is protected from onerous terms and conditions
  • Managing contract commercial aspects with the client including compensation events, extension of time, completion requests, etc.
  • Preparing and assisting with the evaluation and submission of quotations for variation works
  • Assessing contract risk and work with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans
  • Managing commercial performance against business targets and Framework KPI’s
  • Ensuring cash flow is maximised and debt levels minimised
  • Undertaking final account negotiations to achieve the best possible outcome for nmcn
  • Issuing sub-contract tender packages and undertake contractual evaluation of the tender returns
  • Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Managing the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to final account agreement; including change management, payment assessments, instructions, notifications, accruals and completion documentation
  • Supporting the proposals team to evaluate risk and opportunity during tender preparation
  • Attending post tender, pre-contract, project handover and progress meetings
  • Attending internal and external commercial review meetings
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement
  • Ensuring the group commercial policies are adhered to and that the requirements of legislation are met
  • Providing people management, support and development of Trainee and / or Assistant Quantity Surveyors

The experience we’re looking for in a candidate
  • Construction experience in the Water Industry is preferable
  • Having a Civil Engineering or M&E background
  • An industry applicable qualification
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
  • Full working knowledge of the NEC3 & 4 suite of contracts
  • A good level of competency of Microsoft packages
  • Be able to organise yourself and others workload
  • Working to deadlines 

The personal attributes we're looking for in a candidate
  • Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
  • Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required 
  • Self-motivation, passion and a driven 'can do' problem solving attitude
  • Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence 
  • Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice
  • Proven commercial management skills with a proactive approach to achieving results 
  • Excellent written and oral communication with Client’s, Colleagues and Supply Chain
  • Proven influencing and negotiation skills to both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
  • Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service

What we can offer you
  •  Competitive Salary
  • Company car / Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Employee share scheme
  • 3x life assurance
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Working
  • 5% enhanced pension contribution 

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