Lead Quantity Surveyor

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Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

 

 

Lead Quantity Surveyor

 

Location: Derby/Hybrid

 

Appointment Basis:  Permanent

 

Excellent Salary

 

Benefits- Contributed Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension, Plus many others

 

Position Overview:

The Lead Quantity Surveyor has a key Commercial role supporting the Commercial Manager and the Project team in the delivery of the planned works within budget, safely and within set timescales. The role will be covering the Barking, Farncombe & Parks Bridge projects.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the client payment cycle up to and including Final Account including the Project Change Account to maximise income, improve margin and achieve best possible cash flow position.  Maintain Sub-contractor accounts from project start up, checking that detailed and well-structured sub-contracts are in place, through to final account.   Manage the accurate reporting of liabilities. Pay sub-contractors and issue notices strictly in accordance with contractual and legal requirements.
  • Implement the required actions in Project Commercial Management Plans. Identify and provide guidance on commercial best practice. Provide clear guidance on contract conditions, assessing contractual opportunities and risks arising from all the project documentation. Review project-level Risks and advise on avoidance and mitigation proposals recorded in registers.
  • Manage actions in compliance with project systems for recording progress and delays, change management, collection of measurement information and relevant contemporaneous records.  Prepare event registers, carry out timely actions and develop entitlement documentation.
  • Contribute fully to the production of Monthly Project Reviews and Work Package Management Reviews, whilst advising on forecasts and possible outcomes within acceptable best/worst case scenarios.
  • Provide support and advice to the Commercial Managers and Project Teams on specified commercial topics. Develop beneficial relationships with the Client, within Project Teams, with sub-contractors and suppliers.  Review Commercial processes and procedures to ensure they enhance Alstom’s commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Represent the Commercial team at Project and client meetings. Manage the negotiation of subcontract disputes, in line with agreed commercial strategy, in order to achieve early resolution (within 3 months of identification) and avoid escalation to formal dispute resolution procedures.
  • Contribute to the management of the commercial team, identifying and allocating outstanding tasks to be completed within the responsibility matrix.
  • Contribute to staff reviews to identify their training and development needs and support their improved performance.

 

POSTHOLDER REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience:

  • Substantial experience working in contracting commercial department.
  • Able to provide guidance on construction industry standard forms of contract, and commercial terms.

            Quantification, costing of construction works and task elemental cost analysis.Provide guidance on the determination of scope of work through              the interpretation of the contract documents

  • Working knowledge of Planning and the use of programmes in the management of construction works,conflict avoidance, management, and dispute resolution procedures
  • Appreciation of accounting concepts and the format and preparation of management and company accounts,health safety and sustainability matters relative to the industry

          

Qualifications:

  • Educated to graduate entry degree level requirements or equivalent
  • Up to date Continuing Professional Development records

 

Skills:

  • Strong customer liaison focus
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate clearly with all levels
  • Ability to Work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong Organisation and planning skills

 

What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.

 

 

 

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?

 

We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident Leader' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

 

 


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