Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over £100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer

About the role

This role will see you working in our commercial team at connect Plus Services.

You will be required to provide assistance to the Commercial/quantity surveying team in relation to commercial & contractual control and support the co-ordination of the efforts of all parties involved in the execution of specific projects

What you’ll be doing
  • Carry out tasks as instructed by various members of the Commercial/quantity surveying team, such as measurement for valuations
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with quality, Health and Safety procedures
  • Assist in the management and maintenance of the contract cost reporting system as directed by the line manager
  • Prepare cash flows for payments in and out
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate forecasts of project cost to completion and final value
  • Assist with sub-contract tender process and support the preparation of sub-contract documentation
  • Prepare payment certificates for sub-contract work
  • Assist with the valuation of variations
  • Assist with the preparation of interim applications for payment
  • Assist with the preparation of valuations and claims, ensuring that they are supported by relevant records
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate monthly reporting of cost and value on the project(s) in line with the Company’s reporting process
  • Identify potential risk and opportunities and escalate these as appropriate
  • Where appropriate and where used on the specified project, assist with the utilisation of BIM to support progress monitoring, provide commercial reporting and incorporate information to support change management, variations orders and encourage
Who we’re looking for

Some previous relevant experience in quantity surveying is required. Membership of a relevant professional body or working towards a relevant professional qualification is desirable, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/InstCES.

Individuals will require:

  • Awareness of the tendering process
  • Awareness of the various forms of contract used across the industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial management of Construction projects and the construction process in general
  • Knowledge and understanding of sub-contracting principles
  • Awareness of the requirements to provide and obtain Insurance, Bonds and Warranties
  • Proficiency in administration, writing, numeracy, IT and MS Office
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Effective negotiation skills with both internal and external customers