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Managing Quantity Surveyor

South West
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10 Oct 2022
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure is currently looking to recruit a Managing Quantity Surveyor to work on our Somerset Highways contract in Glastonbury.

As the Managing Quantity Surveyor you will be part of our Commercial Team who are responsible for managing the commercial aspects of the highway maintenance operations across Somerset, to maximise and protect the company’s commercial position by administering commercial functions in line with contract terms. You will also be responsible for line management of a number of the commercial team staff.

The latest iteration of the Somerset Highways Maintenance Contract started in 2017 and runs until March 2024, however the relationship between Somerset County Council and Milestone Infrastructure goes back much further, with over 20 years of various contract arrangements. The Contract delivers maintenance and improvement works to various highway assets across the local authority network such as the repairs of safety defects, gully emptying, drainage and footway improvements, resurfacing, surface dressing and winter service. Much of this is delivered by our direct labour based at 6 depots across the county, and further supported by a network of local and national supply chain partners. The operational teams are supported by a robust commercial team working alongside each other in the operational depots to ensure completed works are measured and valued appropriately.

As the Managing Quantity Surveyor your duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Responsibility for commercial activities associated with highway maintenance works
  • Management of subcontractor accounts, including review of applications for payment and issuing of payment notices
  • Producing and analysing cost and value reports against forecast
  • Lead monthly Cost Value Reconciliation review meetings with Commercial and Operational teams
  • Adherence to Milestone Infrastructure's Commercial Guide and corporate protocols
  • Prepare, issue and price EWN's and CE's
  • Manage Contractor/Subcontractor change control procedures
  • Provide information and responses to the Client's audit queries
  • Ad hoc commercial duties as Commercial Manager requires
  • Undertake occasional site audits
  • Management of a team of QS's and/or Commercial Assistants as required by the Commercial Manager
  • MQS support to other entities within Milestone Infrastructure as and when instructed by the Commercial Manager

 Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Understanding and previous use of Causeway Project Accounting would be an advantage
  • Experience of working within highways maintenance, particularly under the NEC suite of Contracts
  • Confident communicator both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively plan your own workload, to maintain a methodical approach, to works to contractual deadlines, be consistent and conscientious, have an analytical and inquisitive mind
  • Ability to question, interrogate and verify information
  • Ability to develop excellent relationships with contacts at all levels and across the internal and client organisations

What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Annual bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private health care
  • Company car/ car allowance and fuel card
About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview; whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.