Quantity Surveyor

Two fantastic opportunities for ambitious quantity surveyors to join a large water utilities client and take their career to the next level in the South West of the UK. Working on a permanent staff basis, projects would be based throughout the Somerset/Wiltshire/Dorset regions and would ideally match up successful candidates to local projects wherever possible.

These opportunities will be working with the design & build arm of the business, designing and building infrastructure for water operation in the region, building sewage treatment works, pumping stations, reservoirs through sustainable delivery methods.

Typically scope of projects you will be covering would range from values of £100k – £7million usually lasting between 6-18 months in duration.

Typically in both opportunities available you will:

manage all aspects of pre and post contract duties for major projects, ranging in value up to a maximum of £30m

  • Manage contract change, opportunity and risk, payment applications and final accounts, in addition to carrying out project forecasting and reporting
  • Work closely with other team members, such as project managers, designers, engineers and estimators, as well as attending regular financial meetings with senior department staff
  • Work to financial targets and deadlines, interpret project programmes, understand risk, and react to the demands of construction delivery to ensure best value for the company.

Most of all, you are expected to understand, and be committed to, the company mission, values, goals and department ethos.

What is needed for consideration?

In order to succeed in this role, you should ideally have:

  • Quantity surveying experience in the construction industry, preferably with experience in the NEC Suite of Contracts
  • Completed a degree in quantity surveying or similar construction-related qualification
  • Membership of the RICS/ICES is also desirable but not essential
  • A strong attention to detail, self-motivation, a problem-solving nature and a drive to succeed
  • The ability to interpret technical/design detail to assist in problem solving and valuing engineering options as appropriate
  • Experience with change and risk management, as well as tender and final account negotiation skills
  • Have good people skills, including leadership skills and the ability to foster professional relations with others
  • A strong customer focus, while also being a team player
  • A sound knowledge of health and safety related to the role

As this position will require travel between client offices and construction sites. A full driving licence is also required.

Working structure:

  • Successful candidates would generally be expected to spend 2/3 days at site and or the office with the option to remote work for the remainder.

Highfield are a Certified Carbon Neutral Business