Practitioner Quantity Surveyor in Kent-Dungeness, United Kingdom

Costain helps to improve peoples lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UKs energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

Costain supports Energy Nuclear Generation to maximise the lifespan of its eight UK nuclear power stations. Costain's role is to provide project controls and commercial managed services to portfolios and programmes of work across all of EDF's eight UK nuclear power stations. As part of this work Costain will develop people capability in core project control skills and provide specialist support to EDFs Central Technical Organisation to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiencies.



What will I be doing?

The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for providing Quantity Surveying support to the EDF Energy Generation work portfolio.

The main focus will be to work with the Project team to assist in maintaining the commercial health and resourcing (by suppliers) for the portfolio of work. Additionally, the individual will assist in developing, promoting and maintaining a commercial capability for all projects through effective mobilisation of various EDF Energy Generation, Contractor and Supplier resources. This may be a site or centre based role.  

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes

  • Works closely with the CTO and Supply chain in developing the appropriate commercial / contractual strategies.  
  • Carries out assessments of overall commercial and contractual health and supplier resourcing capability for the EDF Energy Generation projects portfolio.  
  • Delivery of the procurement of consultant, supply chain and contracting services relating to the EDF Energy Generation portfolio.  
  • Liaising with EDF Energy Generation Supply Chain to ensure that corporate Supply Chain strategy, policy and procedures are implemented by projects.  
  • Supporting the Project Manager in the process of challenge / validation of estimates and development of the business cases for various project gateway sanctions.  
  • Ensure effective project governance procedures are in place, in particular record keeping, contract administration/correspondence and change management and is responsible to the Project Manager/ Project Portfolio Manager for the effective management of the contract obligations/timescales/ processes.  
  • Processes, reviews and recommends valuations for projects including verifying man hour returns, site costs, etc.  
  • Carrying out audits (as required) on suppliers.  
  • Advise on commercial correspondence with particular regard to correspondence concerning valuations/estimations of projects within the regional portfolio.  
  • Attending commercial meetings (as required) and providing input on contractual / commercial issues.  
  • Producing monthly reports to the Project Manager on project costs (incorporating a measure of cost from outset).  
  • Final account closeout.  
  • Assessment of any applicable contractual incentive mechanisms.  


About you

 The Practitioner Quantity Surveyor will have Nuclear experience and have a good multi discipline pre & post contract commerical knowledge & experience. Must be diligent, accurate and be proactive team player with a capacity to interface at all levels. Should be able to work to tight deadlines in a highly regulated enviorment.  The ideal Quantity Surveyor would also have significant experience in a Quantity Surveying Environment, Relevant commercial and procurement experience within a Multi Discipline construction organisation and Experienced in major client and contracting organisations in appropriate industry sectors.

Knowledge .  

  • Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation and current CDM Regulations.  
  • Note: directed reading of INV/GN/009, BEG/SPEC/SHE/COP/008 and BEG/TRNG/SWB/603/0055/01 will be required to gain an insight into the application of CDM Regulations within the business.  

Skills  

  • Proven project and commercial management success.  
  • An analytical bias with the ability to provide solutions to issues. 
  • Well versed in modern commercial management techniques within complex, multi-functional organisations/ project environments.  
  • Understanding of commercial, contractual and financial project drivers.  
  • Understanding of commercial contracting strategies within an engineering environment.  
  • Exhibits a strong awareness of the level of interaction required with the project team function to support the successful delivery of projects.  
  • Good working contractual/legal knowledge.  
  • An understanding of delivery techniques in regulated markets.  

  • Minimum of HNC/HND in an Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Professional membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. RICS) • MACostE desirable  



Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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