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Quantity Surveyor

East of England
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16 Dec 2022
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure is currently looking to recruit Quantity Surveyor to work between our Cambridge and Peterborough Highway Services Contracts, supporting the highways commercial team with various Quantity Surveying practices.

As a Quantity Surveyor you will be part of our Commercial Team who are responsible for commercial and contract management on the contract.

Both Peterborough and Cambridge contracts are long-term collaborative partnership between Milestone Infrastructure Ltd and Local City Councils. We deliver a wide range of services from transport planning and design through to construction and maintenance and play a vital role in keeping the cities moving and supporting its ambitious growth aspirations. This particular role is supporting our projects team; which deal sizable projects £1m-£22m sourced from separate funding schemes for the contracts. These projects can be complex cycleways and road widening improvements, refurbished and new bridges, new infrastructure and car parks and such alike.

Key Responsibilities for a Quantity Surveyor:

  • Assisting the Senior Quantity Surveyor in delivery of the target cost and budget estimate works for Specialist Treatment, Routine & Cyclic maintenance works
  • Cost capture for supply chain & depot delivered works
  • Assisting in supplying client with Target Costs and Budget estimates
  • Working with the Senior Quantity Surveyor to prepare clear and accurate quarterly forecasts for all Specialist Treatment, Routine & Cyclical maintenance works
  • Preparing early warning notices and CE quotations
  • Submitting of Claims and applications to the client and ensuring payment is received
  • Assisting in agreement of final accounts for all Specialist Treatment, Routine & Cyclical maintenance works
  • Risk & opportunity management
  • Monthly cost and value reconciliation & management
  • Assisting in management of supply chain
  • Carrying out site visits as and when required
  • Ensuring compliance with Milestone standards and procedures in respect of commercial activities
  • Ad hoc commercial duties as job requires

Essential Skills & Experience for a Quantity Surveyor:

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification in Quantity Surveying or related construction subject
  • Preferably qualified or working to an CICES or RICS accreditation
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Strong level of identifiable commercial experience within the construction industry
  • Good command and communication of oral and written English
  • Skilled negotiator and communicator
  • Good people/management/organisational skills.
  • Demonstrable highway maintenance and civil engineering experience preferably with a contracting organisation
  • Good knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts
  • IT proficient, particularly in MS Office
  • Knowledge of planning software

What's in it for you?

  • 28 days' Annual Leave plus 8 days' Bank Holiday
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Care                                        
  • Company Car/ Car Allowance     
  • Ongoing Training and Development

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.