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Quantity Surveyor Rail/Plant - Nottinghamshire

Civils - Civil Engineering
Ref: 455 Date Posted: Monday 13 Aug 2018
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About the role

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor - Rail Plant to join their Rail team to work in Redhill or Nottingham

They are a Plant hire business to the Rail Industry and this role manages a number of their business units supplying that plant. The role is to provide the commercial service to those business units to ensure the Plant Business achieves its targets for revenue / profit / cost recovery whilst operating within the contracts and arrangements put in place securing the plant to work. Contracts will vary from £10k up to £5.0m and there are a fair number of contracts / proposals to prepare, negotiate and execute – amounting to up to £25m per annum.


What you'll be doing

The right candidate will be expected to showcase proven commercial skills as this is not a standalone role.

Excellent attention to detail is paramount for this position - All contracts must be compliant.  Once a month certain Commercial team members will meet with the MD of Rail which is extremely important within this position; they will present themselves well, be articulate and understand when to go into detail or summarise.


Who our client is looking for

The ideal individual

  • Strong proven Commercial background
  • Positive Attitude – This is key to the performance of the successful candidate
  • Excellent Work Ethic –
  • Attention to detail is paramount for this position, must get things right first time, no room for error
  • Team Player – Integrate and Interact well with all team members through to stakeholders/customer
  • Be flexible in approach
  • Rail & or Plant experience would be extremely advantageous


The individual will also be able to spot successful opportunities for company Plant to buy in new equipment:

  • See an opportunity to buy in own kit
  • Create Business Case and secure funding
  • Be a part of the procurement of new Equipment and holding equipment suppliers to account
  • Contract with the customer to hire new plant out
  • Report back on investment success

Why work for our client

Day in, day out, our client’s 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 our client

Our client is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. They 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.

They value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that their inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Our client is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.  Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.  We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life. 

Our client is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.



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