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Title Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Ref HE/4341
Directorate Commercial & Procurement
Preferred Location Penrith
Salary £33,340 - £36,674
Number of Positions 2
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 21 Jan 2018

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The role:

Due to continued growth and investment, Highways England are currenly seeking a new Assistant Quantity Surveyor to support Maintenance & Response in our Commercial Delivery team based in Penrith.

Day to day:

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Assisting with  the administration of the Maintenance & Response (M&R) contract
  • Review and prepare orders for reactive and improvement work to the supply chain, where required
  • Review and prepare payments to the M&R supply chain, as required.
  • Contribute pro-actively in achieving the Highways England efficiency target.
  • Assist with supply chain payment assessment including all relevant documentation on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure cost and value reconciliation is performed to ensure the correct costs are captured.
  • Assist with the monitoring of actual cost against forecast, ensuring costs are only paid in accordance with the contract.
  • Undertake audits of costs incurred under the Maintenance & Response and Design Services Contracts, as instructed.
  • Assist with the review of ad-hoc contractual issues, as and when they arise.
  • Manage own portfolio of works under the Maintenance and Response contract
  • Assist with the management of M&R Early Warnings and Compensation Events.
  • Review and respond to ad-hoc contractual issues, as and when they arise.
  • Accept personal responsibility for safety of self and others, reporting unsafe conditions and near miss incidents.

About you:

To be successful in the role you have / be;

  • Working  towards a degree or HND  in Civil Engineering , Commercial Management or Quantity Surveying
  • Working towards membership of a relevant professional body
  • Literacy in office software products to enable production / maintenance of a range of complex documents and spreadsheets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Trustworthy and open


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.

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