Quantity Surveyor - Highways

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.

An opportunity has arisen for a Quantity Surveyor to work within our Highways team.

What you'll be doing day to day

  •  Ensure commercial challenge at all times to site teams
  • To ensure draft/outline CTC’s are in place via communication with Project Managers
  • Compile sub contract orders
  • Attend internal and external commercial review meetings
  • Produce management information required and take responsibility for the accuracy of said information (Provisions, cashflows, Applications, Design & SI targets etc)
  • Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Manage the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement with significant input from the site managers and project engineers 
  • Final account negotiation achieving the best possible outcome
  • Preparation of / assistance with the evaluation and submission of claims for variation works
  • Upload documentation as and when necessary in line with business requirements 
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base
  • Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan
  • Manage commercial performance against business targets and KPI’s
  • Ensure that the delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances
  • Ensure that the group commercial policies are adhered to and that the requirements of legislation are met
  • Ensuring that cash flow is maximised including ensuring that payments are received on time
  • Preparation of monthly management and financial performance reports
  • Work in conjunction with the PM’s and Project engineers to ensure the budgets are not exceeded
  • Responsibility of validating sensitive commercial information for other team members prior to submission of said information up the reporting chain

The experience we're looking for in a candidate 

  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/BSc equivalent
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with multiple clients, forms of contract and methods of measurement
  • Have a civil engineering or building background
  • Be able to organise yourself and others workload
  • Be able to work in a strong team environment
  • Be proactive in your approach
  • An excellent communicator
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focused

The personal attributes we're looking for in a candidate 

  • Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice across the client base
  • Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
  • Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required 
  • Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence 
  • 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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