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Quantity Surveyor – Rail

Sheffield Head Office
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Established in 2002, Linbrooke Services Ltd is renowned for delivering outstanding industry critical solutions in telecoms, power and signalling mainly within Rail, Utilities and Subsea environments.

Within the Rail Industry Linbrooke Services Ltd provide high quality Signalling, Telecommunications, Security, Power and Civil Engineering solutions.


Under the direction of the Head of Commercial an experienced Quantity Surveyor (QS) is required to drive the successful day to day commercial and project delivery on a range of projects and contracts types.  Working closely with the project managers, the QS will assist in ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget and in line with defined targets.


Projects are in the main delivered in partnership with Network Rail and train operating companies under various forms of contract including ICC, ICE, MF NEC3, JCT and bespoke.  Projects range in value from £50,000 to £20m plus – lump sum and target cost contracts.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Providing the post contract commercial control
  2. Evaluating and managing contractual risks
  3. Preparation of interim and final payment applications
  4. Upstream and downstream financial job control and budgeting
  5. Procurement and management of sub-contract and supply packages
  6. Working closely with the PM to provide efficient project delivery
  7. Preparation and pricing of variations to base contract
  8. General contract administration and correspondence
  9. Identification of time and money evaluation of changes to contracted work scope
  10. Attend internal and external business meetings


Key Attributes and Skills


  1. QS expertise working under NR forms of contracts
  2. The ability to work autonomously to assist in delivering projects within timescale, on budget and to the agreed specification
  3. 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
  4. Flexible, team orientated approach to tasks and responsibilities to make a significant contribution to an expanding team
  5. Professional qualifications applicable to the role (and PTS desirable)
  6. Experience of a contracting environment
  7. Working understanding of planning & scheduling
  8. Understanding of procurement and price
  9. Numerate and capable with spreadsheets
  10. Understanding of health and safety best practice and legislation
  11. Comfortable dealing efficiently with large volumes of data and communications
  12. Working understanding of financial project delivery and the object of ensuring projects are delivered within budget and value engineered to achieve gains
  13. Strong personal organisational and business administration skills in accordance with best practice
  14. Ability to work productively, efficiently, effectively and maintain drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality of work
  15. Willingness to learn, improve and adapt
  16. Good computer skills and competency in applications – outlook, excel & word etc
  17. Prepared to work outside the normal working hours to meet needs and objectives of the business as required
  18. Willing to persist, and to overcome unexpected difficulties
  19. Committed and capable professional


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