Job description

About Interserve
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Key Points

  • Vacancy Title:
    Quantity Surveyor
  • Vacancy Reference:
    0603
  • Contract:
    N/A
  • Security Clearance:
    BPSS (Pre-employment)
  • Location:
    Castleford
  • Position Type:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    37.5
  • Contract Type:
    Salaried - Permanent

About Interserve

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 60,500 people worldwide.

The Role

Group Company:
  • Construction

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK, we have gross revenues of £3.3 billion and a workforce of 68,000 people worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities for all and are accredited by Investors in Diversity & the National Equality Standard. www.interserve.com/how-we-help/construction

Job purpose

Measurement and valuation of works in progress.  Participation in the management of the supply chain and project costs of construction projects to ensure the overall financial success of a project.  Responsible for the commercial management of all or part of a project and/or a number of trade packages within the project.

Responsibilities

  • To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Company’s Procedures;
  • To generate/maintain relevant records, accurate filing and support for all commercial functions;
  • To ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments;
  • To prepare draft sub-contracts to the level of responsibility delegated by the individual’s supervisor;
  • To monitor sub-contractor performance in consultation with senior staff;
  • To participate in pricing variations/design cost control/value engineering;
  • To participate in the recording of delays & preparation of any request for extensions of time;
  • To participate in the settlement of main contract final accounts;
  • To attend meetings with other stakeholders (if so delegated to do);
  • To assist senior staff in the compilation of data to monitor individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis;
  • Supervision of work allocated to Trainee QS or Graduate QS staff;
  • To apply a neat and accurate approach in all day to day activities and to strive to enhance one’s own professional capability;
  • To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager;
  • Any other duties relevant to the role.

Knowledge skills & experience

  • Working towards professional accreditation e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICES (desirable);
  • Holding a relevant CSCS card (desirable);
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint;
  • Able to read a construction programme and relevance of the critical path;
  • Understanding of H&S issues at work;
  • Awareness of dispute resolution procedures;
  • Adept at understanding construction drawings and able to measure and take off accurately;
  • Understanding of the inter-relationship between bills, specifications and drawings;
  • Understanding the importance of Company Procedures;
  • Understanding of construction contracts in relation to projects and of the relevance of sub contract terms and conditions;
  • Ability to assess and value minor changes/variations in compliance with contract terms;
  • Able to work effectively as part of a multi disciplined team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people;
  • To have achieved a level of competence in at least 8 of the 12 key tasks;
  • To show ability in 7 of the 10 skills/attributes;
  • Experience of working on a live project, undertaking measurement and valuation functions;
  • Experience of managing low risk sub contractors;
  • Experience of processing subcontract payments;
  • Understanding of the construction industry (Building or Civils);
  • Basic knowledge of different industry contracts;
  • Basic understanding of risk in construction process;
  • Basic understanding of the relevance of the construction programme.

Person

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint;
  • Working towards professional accredidations e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICES;
  • Holding a relevant CSCS card;
  • Experience of working on a live project, undertaking measurement and valuation functions;
  • Experience of managing low risk sub contractors;
  • Experience of processing subcontract payments;
  • Understanding of the construction industry (Building or Civils);
  • Basic knowledge of different industry contracts;
  • Basic understanding of risk in construction process;
  • Basic understanding of the relevance of the construction programme.

We are looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to work from our office in Castleford. This role is offered on a full time and permanent basis. In return we are offering a competitive salary, plus company car/allowance, flexible benefits, 26 days annual leave entitlement, share plans, company pension and private medical insurance.

As part of our recruitment process all job offers are subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.


 

Our Values

At Interserve, we support people and organisations to manage change – helping to create improved and better environments in places where people live and work.

Our direction and behaviours are underpinned by a set of core values:

Everyone has a voice

Everyone has a voice, so we listen and encourage openness. We value all views and opinions, we welcome discussion and we treat people as we, ourselves, would want to be treated - with respect and patience.

Take pride in what you do

Whatever the task in hand, everybody can and should take pride in a job well done - a job undertaken with care and done to the best of our abilities.

Bring better to life

We are all about believing we can do better. Asking questions, thinking differently, seeking solutions and creating ideas to support our customers and adding value.

Do the right thing

Doing the right thing means not accepting 'that will do', and not walking by when you could make a positive difference. The right thing also means the safe thing and the sustainable thing.

Benefits

Pension 3-8% matched contribution

Competitive annual leave entitlement

MyInterserve - Company discount scheme offering discounts at high street retailers

Office Location

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Location
Castleford
1 Thunderhead Ridge, Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire, England, WF10 4UA
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