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Quantity Surveyor

Oil & Gas
Job Type:
Market related


Quantity Surveyor



Location: Hitchin, UK.


Salary: Competitive.


Job Specification


Programme Description


Our client is the UK’s largest Gas Distribution Company owning and operating four of the eight UK Gas Distribution Networks across the East of England, London, North West and West Midlands; spanning over 131,000 kilometres of pipes. They transport gas safely and reliably to 11 million homes across their networks and operate the Gas Emergency Helpline for the whole of the UK. They have been appointed as the Construction Management Organisation to manage the planning and delivery of the annual network investment programme for the East of England Network.


Key Tasks & responsibilities:   


  • Undertaking the efficient and effective management and issuing of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence.

  • Ensuring contractual and commercial risks and opportunities are identified to the Contract Leader.

  • Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.

  • Maintaining registers of variations, delay, extension times and claims.

  • Compliant and consistent implementation of the Company's commercial policies and procedures.

  • Assist with preparation of monthly progress valuations and claims for work completed.

  • Interfacing with Customer’s commercial and project teams.

  • Produce monthly cost reports, forecasts, and Contract Leader Reports.

  • Review value management and advise on Risk management.

  • Negotiate, administer and finalise / close out of supply chain contracts.

  • Support in the preparation of supply chain enquiries.

  • Plan and implement change management and cost control.

  • Ongoing liaison with site team, supply chain and Customers’ representatives.

  • Provide contractual advice to the project / site team as and when appropriate.

  • Maintaining awareness of the different construction contracts in current use.

  • Understanding the implications of health, safety and environmental regulations.

  • Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager.

    Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How:

  • Holds an RICS / CICES accredited degree.

  • Quantity Surveyors will be nearing completion of Full Membership with RICS / CICES.

  • 3 years commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement, ideally with experience of streetworks.

  • Experience of managing the NEC Suite of Contracts including ECC and ECSC.

  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen.

  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working.

  • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving.

  • Experience of operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution.

  • An ability to collate information, prepare reports, payment certificates and interim financial reports and closeout reports.

  • Experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions.

    Right to Work & Security Checks

    Understandably given the nature of their business, everyone who is employed must undergo thorough referencing checks. They will need different information depending on the job they have offered you. For all roles, our client will carry out a criminal record check and they’ll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

    For some of their roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for any Quantity Surveyor looking for new employment.

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