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Senior Quantity Surveyor job in Manchester, Lancashire

Senior Quantity Surveyor job in Manchester, Lancashire
  • PublishedNovember 25, 2022

Manchester, Lancashire

 Permanent, full-time

 Be one of the first ten applicants

We are currently looking to hire an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our civils team and work on our joint venture with Amey on Highways projects.

Why join us?

Across the country, you’ll ?nd iconic landmarks built by Sir Robert McAlpine. Cornwall’s Eden Project, the National Stadium in Wales, Birmingham’s Bull Ring, London’s Emirates Stadium.

By joining us now, you can play your part in delivering the next generation of outstanding projects that will continue our 150-year legacy. Our family-owned business is where to achieve more from your career by proudly building Britain’s future heritage with us.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor role

The Senior Quantity Surveyor’s central responsibilities include measurement, contract administration, commercial reporting, record keeping and maximising profit; sustainably by developing and maintaining excellent relationships with Clients and key supply chain partners. 

  • You will need strong commercial ability with a focus on profit, cash and accurate reporting. You should be skilled and confident in cost forecasting including regular cost-to-complete and Budget reviews with contract delivery teams including commercial challenge.
  • You will be responsible for reviewing allocation sheets and diaries providing feedback and advise as necessary.
  • You should be experienced negotiating with Clients and contract administration including preparation of interim applications, preparation of cost reports (EVM), demonstrating Defined Cost and managing the early warning/change process etc.
  • You should have detailed knowledge and commercial understanding of NEC forms of contract (Option C, D or E preferably). You will need to be capable of managing large subcontract packages under NEC Option A/B, in compliance with company processes and procedures including management of change (including Early Warnings), assessment of payment certificates and agreement of final accounts.
  • You will be proficient in Earned Value Management techniques including analysis of large data sets from differing sources and formats. You will need to be highly skilled in Microsoft Excel so that you can complete these duties efficiently.
  • You should possess strong knowledge of technical, professional, contractual and commercial matters relevant to the construction industry.
  • You’ll be capable of applying company governance and risk management processes so as to minimise risk, cost and maximise value.
  • You should possess construction and civil engineering industry experience covering relevant sectors and markets in commercial positions with industry main contracting organisations.

Your profile

  • You will be degree qualified in Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management and be a member of RICS or CICES.
  • You will be capable of anticipating problems early and provide support with resilience and flexibility.
  • You may be working towards a Masters degree in Construction Law or Quantity Surveying or have aspirations to complete post graduate education.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, capable of using Pivot tables, formulas such as MATCH, INDEX, XLOOKUP etc and knowledge of Power Pivot/Power Query/Power BI a bonus.
  • Proficient in techniques of Earned Value Management including collation and presentation of complex data from varied sources. A good understanding and experience of compiling unit rates and tenders.
  • Competent using cloud-based software such as CEMAR, Business Collaborator, Sharepoint etc
  • Skilled in multi-tasking, prioritising and managing a complex workload. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills and proven people management skills.
  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • Extensive knowledge in managing civils packages ideally on Highways projects, or other relevant capital projects experience
  • Capable of leading the dissemination of a breadth of internal and external data, whilst applying sound judgement in line with the strategic direction of the business.
  • We are happy for the Senior Quantity Surveyor to be homebased as long as they are willing to travel to site or Knutsford as and when required.

Rewards

We’re ready to invest in you and your future, and offer wide-ranging, performance-related progression opportunities. Our competitive rewards packages feature flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.

Your package will include company car allowance, company pension, life assurance, cycle to work scheme and cycle mileage, private healthcare and wellbeing hub, season ticket loan, trade discounts (Jewsons, Howdens, Travis Perkins etc), retail discount reward hub, volunteering days, payment of up to two professional subscriptions (RICS, CICES etc), 25 days holiday plus one for your birthday, volunteering days and more….

The opportunity to complete further training and development supported by the business.

We would love you to join us in proudly building Britain’s future heritage. Apply online now.

Sir Robert McAlpine is focused on being a truly inclusive employer.

Environment and Sustainability Manager job in  Ashford, Middlesex

  Ashford, Middlesex

 Permanent, full-time

Be one of the first ten applicants

Environment and Sustainability Manager

London (flexible working with site travel)

Circa £60,000 + Travel allowance and Excellent Benefits

We’re delighted to be working with a civil engineering company specialising in the rail and power sectors to recruit an Environment and Sustainability Manager. The organisation has a track record of successful delivery on high-profile projects and the environmental agenda has always been core to their operations.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead on the environment and sustainability agenda and work closely with senior stakeholders across the business.

Responsibilities of the Environment and Sustainability Manager will include:

  • Support strategy development and drive this forward across projects and the group, influencing decision making and best practice
  • Ensuring the delivery of the environmental policy, and compliance with legislation and regulations across a wide range of diverse infrastructure projects
  • Carrying out site inspections and audits, undertake preliminary environmental assessments and provide environmental training where required
  • Acting as the main point of contact for the environmental sustainability program with key stakeholders including clients, contractors, and regulators

The successful Environment and Sustainability Manager requires:

  • Demonstrable environmental and sustainability experience, ideally within rail, utilities, infrastructure, construction, civils or related sector
  • Qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in an appropriate environmental discipline
  • Ideally hold a professional membership with a recognised environmental body (IEMA, CIEEM, CIWEM)
  • A passion for excellence, and an ambition to grow and develop a career within the environmental space

The role will involve the communication of ideas throughout the organisation, the ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders is essential. This is an exciting opportunity lead in environment and sustainability, and effect real change through forward thinking schemes. The position will include travel, a valid UK driving license is required.

For more information on this opportunity or to discuss your next career move, contact Jessica Rowe on or or apply here. Job reference: JR1948

Irwin and Colton are a specialist Environment, Health and Safety recruitment company, based in the Southeast of England we recruit across the UK. We recruit all roles in the Environment, health and safety industry from Environment, Health and Safety Senior Advisor, Health and safety Director through to Environment, Health and Safety Advisor positions.

Irwin and Colton Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job, you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at our website irwinandcolton.com.

Temporary Works Coordinator job in Greater Manchester, Lancashire

  Greater Manchester, Lancashire

 Permanent, full-time

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Job Introduction

Reporting to the Area Temporary Works Manager, the Package Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) must have a proven track record acting as a TWC on large scale civil engineering projects. Knowledge and experience are the key attributes for the role along with strong interpersonal organizational team working skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

You will be expected to manage a team of Temporary Works Supervisors (TWS) and construction supervisors. You will report to your Area Temporary Works Manager and support them accordingly. The role covers one of the three principle construction sites which make up the MWCC S1/S2 project. You will be required to ensure that all Temporary Works are adequately and safely designed, constructed, implemented and removed in accordance with Project Procedures.

Role Responsibility

  • Understand and apply the principals of PC’s TWC as defined in BS5975:2019, PAS8811:2017 and all other applicable standards, including HS2 and SCS TW Procedures and Technical Standards.
  • Agree with the Designers/Checkers and other Parties on the level of risk and design check;
  • Coordinate all Temporary Works activities;
  • Ensure that a detailed design brief has been produced, with full consultation, is adequate and is in accordance with the actual situation on site;
  • Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions, or loads, that should be considered in the permanent works design;
  • Ensure that a satisfactory Temporary Works design is carried out;
  • Ensure that the design is independently checked for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the brief
  • Register or record the drawings, calculations and other relevant documents relating to the final design;
  • Ensure TW documentation is adequately maintained within the site management systems;
  • Ensure that those responsible for on-site supervision receive full design details, with significant risks and design limitations highlighted;
  • Ensure that checks are made at appropriate stages covering the more critical factors;
  • Ensure that any proposed changes in materials or construction are checked against the original design and appropriate action taken;
  • Ensure that any agreed changes or corrections of faults, are correctly carried out on site;
  • Ensure that during use all appropriate maintenance and routine inspection is carried out;
  • Issue formal permit to load/proceed if final check(s) prove satisfactory;
  • Obtain the criteria that allows the temporary works to be removed;
  • Ensure temporary load cases are adequately considered;
  • When it has been confirmed that the permanent structure has attained adequate strength required by the design, issue formal permission to dismantle the Temporary Works.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners’ Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company’s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

Mentor TWS’s and site engineers along with regular briefings to the site supervisors.

Provide specific briefings on the limitations of Temporary works schemes in conjunction with the designer where appropriate

The Ideal Candidate

  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, minimum of an HNC/HND, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc).
  • Previous TWC experience.
  • CSCS Card
  • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course (preferred)
  • Completed SMSTS (preferred)
  • Understanding and application of BS5975:2008+A1:2011/2019 and an awareness of PAS 8811 and PAS 8812 standards.
  • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015.

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran

SCL Shift Manager job in Greater Manchester, Lancashire

 Greater Manchester, Lancashire

 Permanent, full-time

 Be one of the first ten applicants

Job Introduction

Our Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture team is working in partnership with HS2 to deliver the new London tunnels from Euston to West Ruislip. Our joint venture team is working on sites at Euston, Old Oak Common and West Ruislip, building tunnels 13 miles long and up to 50m deep, supporting delivery of HS2 phase one.

We are looking for a SCL Shift Manager to join our HS2 team onsite in London. You will be responsible for the SCL works on site, taking a significant role in delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality.

Role Responsibility

Responsibilities:

  •  Identify risk and opportunity, advise the Sub Agents appropriately. 
  • Be conversant with all drawings, specifications and related information for the works under their control and ensure a similar understanding within the team. 
  • Undertake and work with the Site Engineers to ensure all setting-out and quality control procedures are performed in a timely and efficient manner, so as not to impede the construction programme.  
  •  Develop a 28-day programme to benchmark productivity measures for the workforce. Assess actual programme and productivity achieved for review at weekly progress meetings. This should include resource requirements. 

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Engineering Degree / HNC or similar in a construction discipline. 
  • IOSH or SMSTS desired, SSSTS minimum. 
  • Tunnel Safety Training Scheme (TSTS). 
  • Experience with SCL construction techniques – as a guideline 2 years minimum desired. 
  • Temporary Works Appreciation desired. 

About the Company

Equal opportunities

We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender identity or expression, age, religion, sexual orientation and any other protected characteristic – we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and high-performing teams. We call it Naturally Skanska. 

Flexible working

We welcome you to ask about flexibility at interview stage and we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Reasonable adjustments 

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us using  if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application. 

More information about the role

Please note this is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Skanska. For a full role profile, please contact us: 

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the business. 

SCS Railways

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Site Engineer job in Greater Manchester, Lancashire

 Greater Manchester, Lancashire

 Permanent, full-time

 Be one of the first ten applicants

Role Responsibility

  • Day to day work site coordination and planning to ensure the works are carried out safely and efficiently
  • Working with subcontractors to ensure the timely preparation Risk Assessment Method Statements, Inspection and Test Plans, Permits, Consents etc for the works and that these are implemented.
  • Ensuring Permit to Dig, Temporary Works and other safety systems are implemented
  • Liaison with the Site Foreman to ensure the adherence to safe methods of work.
  • Ensuring all temporary works needs are identified sufficiently early and completed in accordance with the relevant procedures.
  • Ensuring all quality checks are carried out in accordance with the ITP’s and properly recorded.
  • The management of non-conformance reporting and managing the non-conformances on site until complete.

Health, Safety and Environment:

  • Ensuring health and safety is given the highest priority in the delivery of the works
  • Be familiar with, and demonstrate commitment to the requirements of the Health & Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Ensure that the Health Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures are effectively communicated to the workforce and implemented
  • Work collaboratively with the HS2 team and other contractors, subcontractors works packages to achieve the overall project goals
  • CSCS

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree or equivalent in civil / Environmental engineering or similar
  • Prior experience in Civil engineering / Infrastructure projects especially experience in construction of reinforced concrete structures.
  • Relevant CSCS Card

Package Description

They will join the Central Shafts team and be involved in the construction of the Westgate Ventilation Shaft.  They will preferably have experience gained on major civil engineering projects, including large diameter shaft construction, RC structures, waterproofing, formwork, and steel superstructures.  Shift working maybe required to suit programme requirements which will be compensated with a salary uplift.

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways

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