Associate Quantity Surveyor

Full Time - Europe, Netherlands, Amsterdam

This entry was posted on November 6, 2019.

Overview of Role:

This role presents an excellent opportunity for a proactive Associate Quantity Surveyor to be based in Amsterdam, 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 experience preferable
  • 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.

  • MRICS or professionally qualified in either a surveying or engineering discipline
  • Data centre experience would be advantageous
  • 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 business development

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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