Lead Quantity Surveyor

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Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas


Lead Quantity Surveyor


Location: Cambridge/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.




  • 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.





  • 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



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



  • 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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