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Senior Quantity Surveyor - (Closing Date - 30/07/2024)

Vacancy Location Icon Durham

Overall Objective:

To provide financial management on a variety of projects specific to the Water Industry. Ensuring that the measurement, valuation and cash flow on assigned projects are managed effectively. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • A thorough understanding of the Projects to drive Cost Control / Value Engineering
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to maximise the income from the works
  • The timely and accurate measurement and valuation of the works; including ensuring other members of the team comply
  • Timely and accurate evaluation of variations and monitoring of the same
  • The recording of information relating to the works
  • Accurate production of internal valuations, sub-contract liabilities and cost value reconciliations in line with the Commercial reporting timetable
  • Production of project financial forecasts and reports
  • Subcontractor procurement and management – approval of subcontract orders and payments produced by other members of staff
  • Valuation, certification and/or approval of payments to Sub Contractors
  • Ability to prevent and/or resolve disagreements with suppliers and the client
  • Delay identification/notification
  • Aid and mentor the Quantity Surveying team in achieving company objectives.

It is not possible for this document to totally encompass or define all tasks that may be required of the post holder. The outlined duties may therefore vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility.

General Responsibilities:

  • The Group is committed to achieving a high standard of Health and Safety in all its activities and the post holder will be expected to contribute to maintaining standards to ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation.
  • To take a full role in the implementation of personal development through appraisals and to participate in any identified training or development opportunities.
  • To recognise the importance of fairness and equality in the workplace, to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 10 years’ experience and a proven track record in the commercial environment
  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • Competent in Civil Engineering construction processes and procedures
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Water Industry, including
    • Water Treatment Processes (both Potable & Wastewater)
    • Water storage & conveyance
    • MEICA
    • ICA & SCADA
    • Environmental impact & implications
    • Flood prevention
  • Proven experience of working within different contract frameworks.
  • Experience of working:
    • on Frameworks within the relevant sector or as specific to project
    • with NEC Target Costs Contracts
    • on Design & Construct Schemes
    • on Water Industry schemes
  • Experience of Microsoft and office IT packages
  • Experience in use of extranet and electronic project management systems
  • A good understanding of project planning
  • Comprehensive contracting and commercial skills

Personal Skills:

  • Encourage and supports other colleagues
  • Remains focused when faced with competing demands
  • Analyses own performance and takes steps to improve this
  • Communicates clearly and appropriately
  • Works productively in high pressure environments
  • Assists others, providing direction and support to them, to carry out their work
  • Excellent written skills
  • Consistently makes decisions which bring benefits to the business
  • Conducts themselves in a courteous and professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Valid UK driving licence

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, everyone is encouraged to apply again when a suitable role becomes available.

Yes, anyone applying to work at Esh will be treated equally in line with our policy. We strive to recruit from the widest and most diverse talent pool available.

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Our interview process is based on individual role requirements. We use competency-based questions and may also use other selection tools such as presentations or psychometric testing. It may sound daunting, but it isn’t – you will be given sufficient guidance prior to your interview.

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Yes, if one of our team recommends you and you’re successful, they could earn up to £500 as long as they are not part of the selection process.

Yes, you can email us direct at HR@esh.uk.com or complete the enquiry form at the foot of our Careers page.

Contact our HR Team

North East & Tees Valley

Durham Office, 0191 377 4570

Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds Office, 0113 399 3030