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Graduate Quantity Surveyor


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The role of Graduate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor is to assist in administration and management of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality. This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior quantity surveyor.

About the project

The A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross is a Design and Build contract for 8.7 miles of new dual carriageway between Chiverton Cross & Carland Cross roundabouts on the A30. This is the final section of the A30 between Redruth & Exeter that requires dualling, the majority of the existing carriageway A30 will be retained for local traffic. Design and construction of the scheme is underway and works are scheduled to continue until late 2023.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Management of the supply chain packages
  • Provide support to the commercial and wider team where necessary
  • Scoping packages, quantifying works, collating enquiry documentation, issuing tender enquiries, analysing tenders including documenting queries
  • Liabilities entered onto E1 within required deadlines
  • Entering of payments onto E1 within required deadlines
  • Implement commercial procedures and reporting to ensure compliance with company and contract requirements
  • Ensure appropriate commercial records are maintained in line with the contract requirements
  • Produce final subcontract tender comparison for presentation to Commercial Lead
  • Work with construction package managers during procurement process
  • Liaise with design team as required
  • Identification of Risk and Opportunities for the subcontract packages you are responsible for
  • Procurement of subcontractors for acquired packages
  • Engaging and liaising with supply chain to ensure level playing field for all tenderers
  • Compliance and adherence with project and company commercial procedures for procurement.

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

About you

  • Minimum 2:1 achieved or expected
  • Hold an RICS/CICES accredited degree, or enrolled on an accredited part-time post-graduate degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Enrolled and working towards Full Membership of either RICS or CICES
  • Mobility to work on various projects over the 2-year programme throughout the UK.

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