Quantity Surveyor (Assistant)

Location
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary
32,234 - £33,782
Posted
16 Jul 2021
Closes
15 Aug 2021
Ref
000143
Job role
Surveyor
Contract Type
Full time

Bedford Borough, is the place to grow, the Council is committed to supporting people, enhancing places, creating wealth and empowering communities and now offers you an exciting opportunity to join its in-house Engineering Services team.  With significant infrastructure projects such as the £20 million pound Transporting Bedford 2020 project and recently announce £22.6 million pound Town Deal, this really does presents you with a unique opportunity to deliver your engineering work within a thriving local authority engineering team. 

You will work in the traditional areas of design, technical approvals, supervision and asset management, but you will also take in the inception and constitutional areas of projects.  The multi-disciplinary team you will be joining has professional engineers who work together across all areas of highways, intelligent transport, bridges, lighting, signs, drainage, and developer-led works.  With the Council containing most services under one roof you will also meet/get to know lots of other specialists, including our colleagues in transport, planning, building services and parks teams.

Reporting directly to the Team Leader for Major Projects and Contract Delivery we are looking for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our team.  A typical week for you could include:

  • Assisting the Senior Quantity Surveyor in reviewing and assessing valuations received by Contractors
  • Assisting the Senior Quantity Surveyor in reviewing and assessing compensation events relating to contracts
  • Making payments and generating purchase orders
  • Assisting the Team Leader in compiling financial reports
  • Putting together works estimates
  • Providing guidance and assistance to other members of the team

We are searching for people who have:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or RICS accredited higher education qualification.
  • AssocRICS qualified, or working towards this status, or equivalent civil engineering professional qualifications.

The Council is committed to offering you a good work-life balance, which includes its flexitime and agile working arrangements, there is a service to be delivered, but we don’t forget your home requirements or those precious personal moments, such as family gatherings or school plays. You would work a 37 hour working week with 26 days of annual leave (increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service), compensated by a competitive salary and a pension scheme that will be completely unrivalled in the private sector.

Bedford Borough Council is an inclusive employer. It is your engineering skills that we are after, so why not join the engaging and supportive team with all of the opportunities and benefits that it can offer you?

Closing Date: 15th August 2021

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