Senior Quantity Surveyor - Development Led Infrastructure
Location: United Kingdom
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.
One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.
We are seeking to recruit a driven Senior Quantity Surveyor with highways and civil engineering exposure to support the Development Led Infrastructure team. The role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within our business.
Our team is involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes working with the UK’s largest residential developers and housebuilders. To ensure successful delivery of our projects, we would envisage frequent visits to the site. Therefore we would ask that applicants are based in the UK, and happy to travel in the East/South East area.
To provide competent and professional quantity surveying expertise supporting Capital Programme Investment Delivery across several key projects.
The ideal candidate should have proven working knowledge and a background in infrastructure (highways, drainage, earthworks etc.). The candidate will be expected to undertake duties through the project lifecycle including feasibility, estimating, procurement and post contract delivery.
Liaise with all external and internal stakeholders to enable the projects to progress without delay
Lead the preparation and verification of pricing models from first principals, and obtain cost data from industry recognised publications e.g. SPONS & BCIS to price schemes
Lead the preparation of activity schedules, bills of quantities in accordance with methods of measurement, presentation of tender and contract documentation, attend interviews, carry out full tender analysis and comparisons through to preparing the recommendation report
Deliver professional and competent advice and support to ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with the contract and meet the required reporting deadlines
Manage a programme of current workload in order that all commissions receive the relevant allocation of resource to manage them efficiently commercially.
Assess contractor applications, along with any changes, make recommendations, raise payment certificates, and prepare general correspondence on behalf of the project managers
Liaise with the project managers to review and update the risk registers. Identify principal risks and opportunities, raise, address and resolve any problems and maintain a schedule of potential financial implications
Manage and report change control procedures within each specific contract and ensure that they are adhered to
Qualifications & Experience:
Degree qualified in quantity surveying or other relevant business discipline.
Professional qualification and/or membership of the RICS or other relevant Chartered Institute would be an additional advantage (or working towards)
Expertise in administering high value, multi-disciplinary construction project work packages / contracts utilising forms of contract such as the NEC / ICC suites
Demonstrable track record in managing complex, high value and varied contracts
Comfortable communicating with all levels of Senior Management and Stakeholders
Expert analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and reporting findings back to Clients and Internal Stakeholders.
Cambridge, East of England, United Kingdom
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Why Become an Arcadian?
Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.
We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.
As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.
To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.
Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:
We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.
Arcadis is the world’s leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, digital and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 architects, data analysts, designers, engineers, project planners, water management and sustainability experts, all driven by our passion for improving quality of life.
We exist to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges, from the impact of climate change to increasing urbanization and digital transformation – all with the goal of improving quality of life for people around the world. You can see this in the work we do for our clients, the opportunities we create for our people, and in our efforts to enhance the communities in which we live and work. We bring together world-class resources and the latest innovative technologies to help define the cities and experiences of tomorrow.