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Title Senior Quantity Surveyor (Commerical Manager)
Ref HE/3381
Directorate Commercial & Procurement
Preferred Location Guildford
Salary £40,188 - £56,000
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 10 Apr 2017

About Us

Highways England is a government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

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Job Description

Our Commercial Delivery teams are growing and we’re looking a Senior Quantity Surveyors to join us as Regional Commercial Managers, based from our Guildford office.  

The Commercial and Procurement Directorate within which these roles will sit, is responsible for developing and delivering the processes, systems, intelligence and staff capability which enable the organisation to function as an intelligent client across its contracted relationships. Within that, the Commercial Services Division provides contract development and assessment, cost estimating, contract management and risk & resolution management.

Here in the Commercial Delivery Teams, we provide expert advice and support to the business on commercial matters from preparation and validation of tenders and target prices, to closing final accounts.

A busy and rapidly expanding Division, we work regionally, supporting operational colleagues, within the organisation. No two days are the same and these are interesting, varied and challenging roles, where your substantial expertise within commercial management will be essential in providing valuable commercial support in terms of operational management of your allocated contracts.

These are high profile, large spend contracts, so your communication, relationship building and business partnering skills, along with your experience and knowledge, are what will help you to succeed in providing the best service and giving confidence to our stakeholders.

With the growth we are experiencing, this is an exciting place to be and we will support you in developing your career within the Commercial space and can offer you flexibility and a great working environment to assist in maintaining a good work-life balance. Combine this with the job satisfaction that comes from doing something worthwhile – getting best value for money on our investments and helping us to succeed in our ambitious plans, this is a great opportunity!

If you can demonstrate the following requirements in your CV, then we want to hear from you – apply now!:

  • Experienced construction professional; a member of or actively pursuing membership of either the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of interpreting different civil engineering contracts, including NEC forms of contracts.
  • Experience of dealing with and valuing Compensation Events and resolving contractual disputes.
  • Experience of challenging the robustness of prices and scheme target costs.
  • Working collaboratively with providers and delivery partners to deliver schemes to tight deadlines, without compromising on standards or governance.
  • Actively engaging with staff at all levels and with different technical understanding

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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