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Quantity surveyor

Job Profile

The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million’s to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

Our transportation portfolio is primarily a UK based business working in three key sectors of rail, highways and aviation.
We deliver programme, project and commercial management services to clients in mainland Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Australasia and supporting other parts of the transportation business across the globe.
Our vision is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide ranging consultancy as ‘credible’ and ‘preferred’ for our existing and new clients.

Mott MacDonald has a requirement for a quantity surveyor to support our transportation team in Cumbria working on an exciting, award winning £100m+ infrastructure programme


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.


Job Description

  • Support procurement lead in procurement and tendering activities.
  • Prepare EoI’s, ITT’s
  • Undertake commercial assessment and due diligence on all tender returns
  • Make contract recommendation approvals.
Post-contract
  • Monitor and process on behalf of project management all financial queries from consultants and contractor’s.
  • Support and advise the project manager in respect of fulfilment of all contractual obligations.
  • Attend progress meetings to respond to commercial matters raised.
  • Attend internal management meetings to input to reporting processes
  • Check submitted assessments and applications and process onto eTool.
  • Clarify any queries with consultant or contractor and agree with project managers.
  • Prepare payment certificate for approval and issue to senior management and project managers.
  • On receipt of approvals issue payment certificate to contractor and to capital/revenue team.
  • Carry out periodic commercial checks and due diligence in conjunction with the project manager to ensure information submitted corresponds to records held by the consultant or contractor.
  • In conjunction with the project manager provide ongoing assessment of consultant or contractor’s estimate to completion.
  • Assist in assessment of early warnings and compensation events submitted by consultant or contractor – review the submissions and advise the project manager of the necessary commercial actions to be taken
  • Assist in negotiation with the consultant or contractor in respect to changes in time and cost – advise the PM of all necessary commercial actions to be taken.
  • Assist project managers with internal change control process for conject and budget adjustment – advise the PM of all necessary commercial actions to be taken
  • Receive and check consultant or contractor’s final account. Negotiate any amendments and reach a final figure and recommendation for acceptance or rejection.
  • Act in accordance with the project leaders instructions
  • Take part in contract reviews relating to the contract with the client
  • Comply with QES system and group/unit directives
  • Attendance at design team and progress meetings as necessary
Assist in:
  • the preparation of monthly management reports
  • in securing new and repeat business in line with the sub-divisional budget
  • in the preparation of estimates and cost plans in line with the brief
  • the provision of financial advice including the impact of inflation
  • on contract & supply chain procurement
  • development of programmes for the delivery of our services
  • preparation of standard documentation – reports, valuations, letters, financial statements etc
  • preparation of tender documents as required by procurement choice (including Bills of Quantities)
  • analysis of tenders and preparing tender reports at all stages of procurement
  • assess applications for payment inline with the contract terms
  • in the validation and agreement of any contractual claims
  • in the settlement of construction disputes and prepare and agree final accounts
  • the production of lessons learned report for post contract review
  • the collection and analysis of cost data

Candidate Specification

  • Degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying subject (or equivalent)
  • Will be working towards chartered status (MRICS)
  • Proven skills and experience of delivering within a Cost Consultancy
  • Demonstrable track record of working in the management services environment
  • Flexibility in work location and travel
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Effective time management
  • Customer focus
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