Senior Quantity Surveyor

Employer
Gatwick Airport
Location
London Gatwick Airport
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Sep 2022
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Are you an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor looking to Grow with Gatwick?

To support our growth as we build back from Covid 19, our construction team is expanding. The Construction Department comprises several programme and project teams, along with technical support functions and is accountable for the delivery of the airport CIP and strategic growth over the next 5 years, encompassing projects across the campus to deliver fit for purpose critical infrastructure.

What is the role?

Gatwick Airport is changing at an outstanding pace and this is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be part of a high performing team building Gatwick's future infrastructure.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will provide a full quantity surveying service for all assigned projects up the value of £50m.
The Senior Quantity Surveyor will manage cost plan development and maintenance, and provide full technical cost, contractual and commercial support to the assigned Programme Manager/Project Manager(s) from inception to completion.

What will you do?

Develop and maintain complete project cost plans and cost estimates to support the governance and procurement processes, including the Risk Drawdown process.

Manage project budget ensuring value for money and validation of costs through the use of appropriate internal and external benchmarks. Assess contractor's payment applications in accordance with the contract.

Perform monthly cost reporting, including provision of Anticipated Final Cost, Actual Cost of Work Performed, and Forecast to Completion.

Manage the administration of contracts of varying values and complexity, driving compliance and contractual performance including NEC Option A, C and E, Construction Purchase Orders and Design Purchase Orders.

Manage all contract communication including creating and distributing action lists, meeting minutes, Early Warnings, Project Managers Instructions and Compensation Events, and accepting/rejecting Contractors Notifications.

Manage disputes/potential disputes through negotiation, collaborative working and escalation as required.

Support the tendering and evaluation process including selection of appropriate procurement strategy and contract, and production of pre-tender estimates.

Support the maintenance of the project risk and opportunity register, including valuing the likely cost consequence of each risk/opportunity.

Manage the close-out of all assigned projects, implementing close-out plan(s) to ensure all defects are recorded, warranties received and contracts closed, as well as completion of financial close-out including provision of asset cost data for capitalisation purposes.

Perform supervisory role to Assistant Quantity Surveyors or Quantity Surveyors within the wider programme team.

Do you have what we are looking for?

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in relevant engineering, construction or business related field.
  • Membership of a professionally recognised cost organisation such as RICS highly desirable.
  • Experience (typically associated with five years' experience) providing full quantity surveying service on projects with a value typically in excess of £5m highly desirable.
  • Experienced using web based contract management tools (eg Cemar) desirable.
  • Excellent understanding of NEC suite of contracts, and associated contract administration and negotiations
  • Good IT skills including good understanding of Microsoft Excel. Experience of SAP or similar cost and project control management software desirable
  • Good understanding of mathematical and financial reports.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Awareness of airport environment desirable.
  • Personal resilience and the ability to operate within ambiguity.
     

What's it like to work here? 

Our people tell us that working here is something special. No day is like another as there are so many moving parts that make air travel possible. And it's only possible because of the people who work here. 
We want exceptional people to help us deliver the great service our passengers have come to expect. You can be part of helping Gatwick to rebuild and grow.  

Ready to join us? 
Click apply and complete your application. We'll be in touch soon.
Our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including annual leave as standard. 

PLEASE NOTE: We have a number of roles within Construction, if you have applied for a similar role recently we are reviewing all CVs and will be in touch, there is no need to re-apply.

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