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Quantity Surveyor

Derby, Derbyshire
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

About the role

Amazing infrastructure isn't the only thing that gets built here. Incredible careers do too. Join our Plant and Fleet services team as a Quantity Surveyor in Derby and you can build something to be proud of.

Role Profile:

To support optimisation of the Fleet business area and deliver annual business plan, focussed on all pre and post contractual and commercial activities including:

  • Focussing on improving sustainable business revenue, profit and cashflow
  • Identifying area of cost improvement and contract delivery improvement in the business
  • Managing positive commercial relationship with both customers and suppliers -analysing, negotiating, drafting and agreeing pre and post contractual terms as required
  • Managing contract position and any risk with supply chain in respect of any agreed terms with customer
  • Manage all project change, contract reporting requirements and commercial risk;
  • Compile and deliver final accounts
  • Continuous improvement and evolution of a suite of Modular terms and conditions
  • Management of the business Stage Gate process, ensuring timely complaint submissions and approvals
  • Provide contract review and negotiation to meet internal governance and new work winning requirements
  • Provide regular revenue and cost optimisation and forecasting

What you'll be doing

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will:

  • Plan commercial administrative activities in line with project programmes
  • Prepare financial cost of delay and disruption (as required)
  • Effectively manage all contract commercial requirements including compensation events and notices
  • Advise on contractual matters and formulate timely correspondence as required by the contract
  • Analyse and develop rates and prices with Commercial Manager/Director and Business leads
  • Agree variations and/or compensation events as required
  • Collate cost and value information to conduct cost to value reconciliation
  • Prepare internal reports on commercial progress
  • Prepare capital/lease expenditure plans, business cases and pricing strategies including risks and opportunities
  • Prepare and negotiate customer final accounts
  • Effectively resolve claims and disputes as required
  • Undertake review of quoting/tender submissions to ensure commercial corporate governance is adhered to
  • Measure, record and value work unsupervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures
  • Build up estimates from first principle including net and gross estimates
  • Monitor spend and performance of suppliers
  • Prepare contract flow down from main contacts
  • Be working towards professional membership from the RICS, ICES or CIOB

Who we're looking for

  • Excellent Communicator
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
  • Previous Commercial work experience
  • Industry knowledge
  • Strong business skills and understanding of P&L
  • Focussed on customer excellence
  • Effective at timely change management
  • Asset management knowledge and experience

About us

Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services provides whole life fleet management and plant & equipment hire solutions to the Balfour Beatty Group.

Supplying over 8,000 cars, LCVs, and HGVs, as well as specialist plant and equipment, our teams have an intimate and up-to-date knowledge of the plant and fleet industry.

From specifying bespoke vehicles and equipment, to organising lease agreements, mobilising new contracts and delivering driver risk training, Plant & Fleet supports Balfour Beatty's projects across the UK with an industry leading fleet of Zero Harm and sustainably specified equipment. This allows Balfour Beatty's contract teams to focus on what they do best - successfully delivering essential infrastructure projects.

We operate according to our Build to Last Values of Lean, Expert, Trusted, Safe and Sustainable.

We support each other to deliver and succeed, placing equal value on all perspectives by embracing diversity and inclusion. Together we deliver powerful new solutions, collaborating with governments, our customers and partners to shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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  • Job Reference: 706409929-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Balfour Beatty
    Balfour Beatty
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent