Posted September 8, 2022

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Employer Colas Rail UK
  • Location Birmingham
  • Salary Competitive plus benefits

Purpose of the Role

To assist the Commercial Team with the collation, reconciliation and reporting of project data and provide cost and budget advise to Project Management Team for the Birmingham Eastside Extension Project.

About Us

Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to establish yourself within one of the UK rail industry’s biggest and most prestigious, multi-disciplined Tier 1 contractors, providing you with a springboard that can take you career to new heights.

We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career. We encourage cross-collaboration and innovation and if you are interested in advanced learning Colas Rail will enable that.

Everyday we work together safely to solve real problems, with a shared goal of enhancing the infrastructure and logistics support which are key to the UK Rail Network and wider Supply Chain. Everyone here has a voice and we encourage all to speak up, discuss their ideas and implement them.

We’re always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our vibrant, creative, and diverse teams.

Colas Rail hold three core values: 

  • Caring - We take care our of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing 
  • Sharing - We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else.
  • Daring - We dare to take on new challenges, we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We keep on innovating, expanding, and conquering new markets.

The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.

Key Success Measures 

          

  • Safety & Ethics – Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas. 
  • Excellence – Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business. Quality is key to competitiveness.  Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high-quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.
  • People – Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients, and the environment in all areas of work.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability     

Including but not limited to 

  • Working closely with the SQS/QS you will assist with the cost control of the Project, focussing on labour / plant / materials through tracking of orders and regular reconciliation of costs with budget.
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely cost collation, reconciliation and reporting of data from site records – time and allocation sheets, GRN’s.
  • Liaising with Construction Managers / Supervisors for the completion of these site records.
  • Ensuring Cost Clerks all labour, plant and material schedules and trackers are maintained and accurate.
  • Liaising with Sub-contractors for verification of labour hours etc. 
  • Collation, organisation and reconciliation of spreadsheet data and data from finance / cost / site record systems.
  • Active participation in weekly planned v actual resource usage reporting from weekly “plan, do and review” meetings.
  • Support the Project Commercial team as necessary in the preparation of cost reports.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.
  • Working in close cooperation with contract Delivery Managers and Product Line Managers, around commercial performance.
  • Quote evaluation and risk assessment.
  • Project forecast and stimulates timely invoicing.
  • Financial processes and outcomes in the assigned projects, identify gaps, non-compliance and/or potential financial risk areas.
  • Participating in project management team.
  • Providing interface with clients and suppliers.
  • Person Specification

    Working in a finance or commercial function within the engineering or construction sector having hands on experience working for contractors as a CE on large civils or infrastructure projects

  • Working knowledge of finance systems
  • Cost and budget administration
  • Financial and commercial reporting
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Qualifications
  • Preferably degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management
  • accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a CE with a proven track record in major projects.
  • Interdependencies

Interface with project and engineering teams / Interface with finance and procurement teams

To apply, please click here

Paula Milsom

Paula Millsom
Recruitment Advisor

paula.millsom@constructionenquirer.com
07939 152081

Grant Prior

Grant Prior
News Editor

grant.prior@constructionenquirer.com
07775 870 417

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