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Graduate Quantity Surveyor - Consultancy

Civil/Building/Construction/Quantity Surveying.

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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.

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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 the projects

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s highways, rail, aviation, defence, nuclear and water sectors. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency.

Key tasks and Responsibilities

Every project is different. The duration of a project may range from a few days to produce a report, or years on a major framework supporting the client’s commercial activity.

The main role of the Graduate 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 senior quantity surveyor.

Each client is different. The role may require you to provide commercial support to a local government authority or work with a major highly regulated public client.

Each working environment is different. The role may require you to co-locate with the client, work from a Costain office or be home based, or a combination of all three.

The range of services may include:

  • Being part of a commercial team administering multiple NEC ECS’s on behalf of a client, raising EWN’s NCE’s and Applications for Payment
  • Management of the supply chain packages or Main Contract packages on behalf of a client
  • 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
  • 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

Costain's Graduate Programme

The programme will focus on helping you to grow your personal and leadership skills, alongside business and of course, the technical skills you will learn day-to-day on the job. 

The programme is delivered in a variety of formats throughout the 2 years and will allow you to establish a network of contacts that will help and support you through your first 2 years and beyond.

We expect some of our graduates to rotate after a period of 8-12 months, to another project/sector of the business to fully understand the depth and breadth of the services offered by the company. 

Our line managers are fully supportive of the Graduate Development Programme and will be involved in helping you along the way. 

In addition to the programme, we offer mentoring and support in every area of work, as well as a structured training programme to enable graduates to work towards achieving Chartership

Graduates may have the opportunity to work on a number of exciting and progressive projects around the UK during the 2-year period, in sectors including nuclear, highways, rail, water, airports and tunnels

About you:

  • You will have or expected to achieve a good result at degree level in Quantity Surveying
  • You must have good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Have passion for Costain's Carbon Net Zero targets
  • IT proficient
  • Able to work accurately and appreciate its importance to the team
  • A willingness to learn with appropriate instruction
  • Excel at building and maintaining positive relationships
  • The ability to thrive in pressured situations
  • The ability to empathise and communicate with all people, regardless of their background or circumstances
  • Excellent organisation, communication, and time management skills
  • You will have the ability and flexibility to work across the UK
  • Active Security Clearance, or ability to hold Security Clearance is considered beneficial 

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will require you to produce your passport and/or right to work documentation. 

As some of our project sites are based in remote locations, it is worth noting that you will be required to have the ability to travel to site.

Benefits

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • 25 days' annual leave plus an extra day if moving to a new house
  • Option to purchase up to five additional days of annual leave
  • Additional annual leave given to recognise long service

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2022
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Manchester (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Quantity Surveying

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