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Quantity Surveyor - Exeter - Devon

Rail - Rail
Ref: 499 Date Posted: Thursday 11 Oct 2018
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South West


United Kingdom


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42.0 Hours per Week






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Career Area (candidate search field):

Commercial & Quantity Surveying

Job Family Level 2:

Quantity Surveying

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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join the Rail team of our Tier 1 Main Contractor client to work in Exeter. This a fast moving role encompassing small civils works ranging from £20k to £1m. It suits someone who has reactive framework experience, good subcontractor management and demonstrable experience of client interface.


What you'll be doing

As, Quantity Surveyor, you will:

  • Preparing and implementing project specific commercial strategy to ensure robust Cost Management and production of Project Monthly Reports in accordance with the Rail Reporting timetable.
  • Ensure Measure and Value is accurately and auditably measured in a timely manner to comply with financial guidelines.
  • Ensure robust Cost Control & Budget Management through the implementation of commercial review processes in accordance with the GMCE's and Commercial Manual monitored via commercial dashboards.
  • Ensure contemporary Record Keeping is undertaken by the Project/Contract and are organised to enable retrieval and access as defined by the conditions of contract.
  • Produce and maintain “First Principle” detailed Forecast Cost to Completion underpinned by a fully resourced programme in accordance with GMCE requirements.

Who we're looking for

You will have: 

  • An understanding of Contract Law and Insurances
  • Knowledge of differing standard forms of contract
  • Working knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge and understanding of sub-contracting principles
  • Previous experience in Quantity Surveying, at least part would have been obtained in a similar, relevant environment. 

Why work for them

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.


About them

Our client is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.



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