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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Rail Design Services

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Date Added:
05/03/2021
Application Closing Date:
27/08/2021

We have set out to be the market leader in technology and connectivity integration across UK infrastructure.

We will draw upon our core values and out-perform others, delivering excellence through customer responsiveness, collaboration, and innovation.

In doing so we will create a sustainable future for our people and our customers, reshaping and influencing the industries we operate in.

Working in partnership with our customer we intend to achieve the extraordinary.

 

Overview 

We are seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to provide commercial support to the project team and head of the business unit, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements.

Linbrooke Design Services department offers the capability to provide a comprehensive concept to commissioning solution encapsulating scheme development, detailed signalling design and consultancy. Our IRSE licensed engineers have knowledge and experience across a wide range of interlocking systems, axle counter products and level crossing equipment. We also offer a signalling design review, independent verification, and validation.

The position is to be the commercial representative for the railway signalling design functional unit within the wider Linbrooke rail division.

Acting as the commercial influence in the team, you will lead on all related tasks, with assistance and support as directed to the team co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will deliver live projects, including all aspects of contract administration such as contract establishment, change management, client and sub-contractor applications and certifications and project period reporting; as well as business unit P&L forecasting and reporting, including via liaison with finance, business unit head, bids & tenders and planning representatives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and build collaborative relationships with the client and suppliers
  • Ensure that reporting is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the contract and business needs
  • Advise, lead and implement appropriate arrangements and actions to achieve accurate and consistent reporting
  • Actively support and guide budget holders in order to provide consistent and reliable reports which detail accurate cost capture and forecasting
  • Be accountable for the maintaining and monitoring of the commercial reporting process driving consistent quality
  • Identify and include within the reporting process any changes to the financial position of the project
  • Support the management of budget and spend profiles continually identifying ways to improve cost performance
  • Advice and support with the preparation of cost reports and analysis on a work breakdown structure/activity basis, identifying areas of efficiency and recommend areas for improvement
  • Evaluating and managing contractual risks
  • Management of sub-contract and supply packages
  • Management and mentorship of junior staff

 

Essential:

  • Experience in the commercial delivery of complex programmes of works
  • The ability to work autonomously to assist in delivering projects within timescale, on budget and to the agreed specification
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to successfully interact with a range of professionals and tradespeople at all levels both within the business and outside
  • Flexible, team orientated approach to tasks and responsibilities to make a significant contribution to an expanding team
  • Comfortable dealing efficiently with large volumes of data and communications
  • Working understanding of financial project delivery and the object of ensuring projects are delivered within budget and value-engineered to achieve gains
  • Strong personal organisational and business administration skills
  • Ability to work productively, efficiently, effectively and maintain drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality of work
  • Willingness to learn, improve and adapt
  • Good computer skills and competency in applications - Outlook, Excel & Word etc.
  • Prepared to work outside the normal working hours to meet the needs and objectives of the business as required

 

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of railway (signalling) design delivery processes and appointed project roles
  • Knowledge of Network Rail application and payment period processes
  • Expertise working under Network Rail forms of contracts
  • RedSky training
  • PG diploma quantity surveying
  • Degree or HND/C from a relevant field
  • Membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) preferred
  • Emergency first aid at work

 

Disclaimers

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

All employees must be able to speak the English language with fluency with good oral and written skills. Fluency relates to a person's language proficiency and their ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary. For those whose first language is a signed language, all reasonable adjustments will be made.

GENERAL SAFETY
Comply at all times with the requirements of Linbrooke Services’ HSEQ policies and in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act. Delivery of all work in accordance with Linbrooke Services’ quality procedures and customer standards and specifications. Support the business during quality audits and demonstrate compliance.

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The GDPR will work alongside the 2018 Data Protection Act to require organisations to demonstrate compliance with the regulations, will apply more stringent enforcement of these requirements and will impose substantially increased penalties for those who do not comply. If you are responsible for the processing of any personal data as part of your role then you have a duty to ensure that this information is handled with the strictest confidentiality, within the guidelines set out by the Company, and ultimately in full accordance with GDPR. All those working for and on behalf of Linbrooke Services have a duty to comply with statutory requirements. Learn about what personal information we collect about you and how we use it here.

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