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Quantity Surveyors - Infrastructure - London

  • Job reference: FG-005636
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Corporate Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Location: London

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of the transport, property and industry sectors. Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people.
Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. The opportunity to draw from international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success. 

We are continuously searching for talented professionals to join our growing Infrastructure London team. Our team delivers multiple services across a diverse portfolio of top clients in multiple sectors from Highways and Aviation through to Rail and Energy.

Role and Responsibilities

Establishing the adequate funding levels for infrastructure projects has never been so important for most of our clients. This is directly linked to a typically regulated, public funded environment which necessarily implies a high level of scrutiny for the expenditure of public money. This is supported by a strong governance in robust budgeting processes to validate projects and programmes funding requirements.


To accommodate this key client requirement, we have developed sound methodologies, processes and tools to establish the best routines possible to create a unified workflow promoting better handling of data and information to validate investment decisions. This involves but it is not limited to cost planning and estimating techniques, allied to cost modelling and benchmarking as well as cost assurance and reviews.


We are looking to expand the team given the need to support new projects and programmes and we will be making available roles with various levels of seniority which will be dependant from the experience and skills presented by the candidates. 


The Assistant/Senior consultant will primarily be responsible for: 

1) Support/lead the production and review of cost estimates to inform budgets  for Infrastructure projects. 
2) Support/lead the preparation of cost analysis and benchmarking reports to support value for money. Identifying trends, defining and cost drivers 
3) Support/lead the development of tools to enable the integration of data and dashboards/outputs to represent unit cost analyses. 

Cost planning and estimating
  • Prepare cost estimates using a range of different techniques from first principles to reference class forecasting. 
  • Analyse project scope information - liaison with project development and delivery teams required to ensure project requirements are accurately captured. 
  • Quantify the works in line with relevant methods of measurement. 
  • Price measured items according to the most relevant and appropriate technique. 
  • Fully identify all relevant budget costs (construction, employer, risk and uncertainty). 
  • Undertake reviews, checks and assurance of existing estimate to ensure compliance with adequate standards and guidance. 
  • Develop market testing exercises to inform prices of specific products and industry “typical” benchmarks. 
  • Benchmarking and cost modelling 
  • Update, validate and develop cost models and cost modelling techniques to enable the cost analysis of historical, recent and new projects. 
  • Develop continuous methodologies to monitor and boost progress of data capture and data quality 
  • Provide strategic thinking in support of continuous development 
  • Provide ownership of contents with challenge and interpretation of results 

Data Analysis
  • Ensure that reported data is kept up to date (price base date, latest project updates) 
  • Ensure accuracy of reported data (historical, present and future) by developing checks and validations tools 
  • Contribute to external review processes. 
  • Perform reviews and assurance of third party exercises. 

Innovation
  • Liaise with cross function teams to develop ideas for continuous improvement (programme controls, risk, sustainability, project management, BIM etc.) 
  • Be the conduit for innovation within wider F+G teams as well as in the client side


Requirements
Degree Educated: Construction or Economics related degrees, e.g.: Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Economics.
Experience in Commercial roles and functions
Experience in cost planning and estimating / assurance for large capital programmes. Preferably with our key UK client base in Infrastructure such as Transport for London, Network Rail, Highways England, Crossrail, High Speed 2.
Has excellent numerical analysis and mathematical capabilities
Has experience in reporting succinctly and comprehensively to all stakeholder’s levels.
Can demonstrate a high attention to detail whilst working effectively with large volumes of data
Experienced in validating data quality, identifying trends and optimising data flows/processes
Good working knowledge of Estimating systems (at least one: PRISM-CostOS, CostX, CCS)
Experienced in creating dashboards, visual tools / outputs for data analysis exercises.
Advanced MS Excel user (VBA and Power BI working knowledge desirable)

Competencies
Good communication skills, collaboration and team work.
Good stakeholder management skills / client facing attributes
Data analysis: Good analytical skills (including mathematical skills)
Strong problem-solving capability
Commercial focus – shaping investment decisions based on value for money of various options
Workload planning and prioritisation; Providing regular progress reports to keep stakeholders informed
Ability to present and prepare outputs easily understood by others – senior to junior stakeholders
Ability to continuously seek improvement (self, project, strategic)
Rewards and Benefits
Faithful+Gould want to hear from you.

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com


Please note that we will relocate from our current London office in Euston Tower to the Nova North building in Victoria in the first quarter of 2019.


This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview


If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance #LI-F&G