M&E Quantity Surveyor

Full Time - Europe, Euro Alliance, Ireland

This entry was posted on November 1, 2019.

Department Overview:

Our Quantity Surveying team at RLB proactively manage the cost of a building project, from the initial design stages through to completion and sometimes even through maintenance and operation. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with a majority of them.

We are a sector focused business actively operating and investing in Commercial, Residential, Education, Sports, Nuclear and Retail clients and projects. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on financial and legal matters that arise during the project.


Overview of Role:

This role presents an excellent opportunity for a proactive Senior Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveyor who can take responsibility for a number of projects, acting as the sole contact with each client as well as provide support to the existing team in the delivery of projects.

There will be a focus on professional work on a wide variety of selected projects ranging from £5m to £500m including:

  • Data centre
  • Commercial new build and refurbishment projects
  • Major residential and mixed use developments
  • Sports and Leisure/Stadium projects – both nationally and globally


Key Responsibilities:

  • The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project
  • To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances
  • To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures
  • Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies
  • Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards
  • Individually or as part of a team operate processes for the selection, appointment and management of construction and engineering contractors
  • Cost Planning including:
    • Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals
    • Preparation of elemental cost plans in accordance with NRM
    • Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations
    • Value engineering studies
  • Procurement including:
    • Providing advice on procurement strategy
    • Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists
    • Preparing and issuing tender documents.
    • Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors
    • Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations
    • Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports
    • Preparation of contract documents
    • Complaint tenders
  • Post Contract Quantity Surveying including:
    • Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments
    • Preparing certificates
    • Managing change control in accordance with contracts
    • Producing cost reports and cost forecasting
    • Assisting Project Managers in preparing Early Warnings, Instructions and Compensation Events
    • Attending progress meetings
  • Promote commercial awareness throughout project
  • Support formal dispute resolution process and contract close out strategy as required
  • Advising and liaising with internal project and cost control team
  • Developing Commercial Strategies
  • Developing Acquisition Strategies

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Quantity Surveyor (cost manager) with relevant experience in Mechanical and Electrical Services Quantity Surveying
  • MRICS or professionally qualified in either a surveying or engineering discipline
  • Mechanical and Electrical experience essential
  • Technical background with a degree in quantity surveying, engineering, or another construction related subject or equivalent
  • Pre and Post contract experience of large complex schemes in the range of £5m – £500m
  • Cost planning and managing a design to budget experience on projects with a minimum of supervision
  • Feasibility and cost planning, procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services
  • Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client
  • Well organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • Stakeholder management with a clear focus on developing client accounts and forging new business relationships
  • A track record of effective working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines
  • A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious
  • Ability to identify and develop potential opportunities to secure more business for RLB

RLB is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, “race” (includes nationality, national / ethnic origins, colour) marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, gender reassignment, religion and belief

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during any stage of the application or interview process, please contact our recruitment team at: careersinbox@uk.rlb.com.

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