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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Civil/Building/Quantity Surveying.

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Why Farrans?

Starting with us as a Graduate you are offered a bespoke career pathway, our own in-house Learning & Development division have a tailored programme, which if successful you can apply for Chartership.  

Farrans Construction - Join Your Team Today

We have launched our application process for our next intake of the UK and Ireland’s top tier talent.

We have been in operation for over 80 years, have over 45 active site locations and offices across Ireland, Scotland & England. Working on projects with a value of £5m - £300m across both construction and civils markets. 

We build, we transform, and we connect. Our people are at the core of everything we do. Our culture is one which fuels innovation, transparency, and inclusivity.  

Role outline  

Working with the Senior team you will seek to minimise the cost and risk of a construction project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required legal standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met.  

Travel is expected as part of this role to construction sites, company fixed locations and other project related needs. 

As a Graduate Quantity Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensure the development and delivery of the project runs in conjunction with business expectations, programme and budget.  
  • Analyse subcontract quotations.  
  • Review conditions and/or qualifications assist with drafting and negotiating contract types prior to submission of a tender.  
  • Ensure the preparation of interim applications, including works executed, materials on site and works by subcontractors is submitted to the Client’s team by agreed deadline.  
  • Evaluate, measure and recover contract variations.  
  • Gather records to confirm additional payments where required and defend claims received from subcontractors.  
  • Review, assess and reduce commercial and contractual risks.  
  • Assist with the procurement of subcontractors.  
  • Responsible for effective dispute resolution.  
  • Generate payments and distribute notices to suppliers and subcontractors, including the measurement of works and differences executed to evaluate final costs and accounts.  
  • Contribute to the submission of weekly financial forecasting including the assembling of contract costs 
  • Preparation of estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress 

Your required Skills and Experience  

  • Hold a degree in Quantity Surveying with a 2:2 or higher  
  • Hold a full UK driving license  
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the commercial aspects of engineering and looking for a dynamic workplace that provides an outstanding career opportunity 
  • Excellent communication skills, be able to work flexibly in a team and be a hard worker 

What we can offer you   

Joining one the of leading construction and civil engineering contractors you will be provided with the opportunity to deliver on projects that play an important role in the everyday lives of people in the UK and Ireland.  

In addition to a competitive base salary and car allowance we can also offer a wide range of benefits, some of the key ones being: 

  • Payment of an annual professional membership 
  • Contributory pensions plan up to 6% 
  • Health Shield (Medical & Dental Cover included) 
  • Access to discounts  
  • 24/7 counselling and support health line  
  • Annual Health & Well Being Events  
  • 30+ Annual leave days  

Due to locations of some of your projects, it may mean that you are required to live away from home. We are here to make this as seamless as possible, therefore we cover all accommodation costs, provide you with a daily allowance and cover travels costs (as set out in our living away from home policy).

Diversity & Inclusion 

We believe there is power in being different. Every day, our people express their unique voices and draw from their rich experiences to bring fresh ideas to our company. There is no question that an inclusive and diverse workforce drives innovation, and it also makes us stronger as a team.  

Therefore, we are committed to fostering inclusion and diversity in the workplace; one that welcomes people from all backgrounds. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity. We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 6th, 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • East Anglia, London and South East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, South West, Republic of Ireland, North Wales and Scotland
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Quantity Surveying

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