Quantity Surveyor - Highways
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 712683
  • Published: Fri 19/05/2023, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/06/2023, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £53,700 - £58,855 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wokingham Borough Council, Berkshire

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Quantity Surveyor - Highways

Quantity Surveyor – Highways

Wokingham’s Highways and Transport Service are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Quantity Surveyor, to join our dynamic Highways team.  

As the Highways Quantity Surveyor, you will produce fully costed, analytical estimates for a range of highways works undertaken by the Highways service area, working with other teams across the division, to ensure a consistent and integrated approach to the delivery of services.

You will be responsible for the execution of work, including stage work accomplished, and take a proactive approach to deliver better outcomes for the council, working in conjunction with the Contract Manager to ensure value for money on main contracts.

This is a fantastic time to join us as we deliver substantial infrastructure projects as well as town centre regeneration!

Key responsibilities include:

  • To be responsible for delivering commercial and contract management of the contracts to maintain effective commercial control;
  • To be responsible for the administration of the obligations of the Project Manager under the NEC3/4 Contract, including assessment of:-
  • variations and compensation events
  • To be responsible for maintaining effective cost verification;
  • To be responsible for inputting contract level performance information into monthly MBR reports;
  • To be responsible for participating and contributing in and contribute to monthly contract and programme performance reviews and other ad hoc reviews and supporting final cost estimate updates;
  • To be responsible for providing day to day ad hoc contract and commercial advice to client team;
  • To be responsible for providing commercial assessment of opportunities for project savings supporting the development of associated proposals / business case for approval;
  • To be responsible for supporting the development of a collaborative culture within the IPT (Integrated Project Team) that encourages innovation, enhances functional capability, creates consistency of performance, maximises the benefits of knowledge sharing and embeds industry best practice across the organisation;
  • To be responsible for review estimates (at all stages).

Candidate Requirements

Our ideal candidate will already work within a highways team and within local government.

  • Relevant professional qualifications or proven equivalent expertise
  • Detailed knowledge of valuation and measurement of highway works, including usage of applicable standard methods of measurement. 
  • Experience of estimating and/or quantity surveying in a highway’s environment. 
  • Familiar and good working use of core Microsoft applications including Teams, SharePoint, excel, PowerPoint, MS word and project

Wokingham is a highly desirable place to live and work. Our vision for the borough is to create ‘a great place to live, an even better place to do business’ – maximising on the opportunities our superb Thames Valley location provides. 

You will enjoy the friendly open and supportive culture, as well as an incredible range of benefits including, flexible hours, a generous annual leave entitlement, an enhanced local government pension scheme, as well as the ability to work from home on a regular basis and much more. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Easton chris.easton@wokingham.gov.uk  

Closing Date:   18th June 2023, 11pm

Interview Date: W/C  26th June 2023

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer. 

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