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Jacobs Quantity Surveyor - Associate Director in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

We have an opportunity for an Associate Director of Quantity Surveying to join our Birmingham team who has significant proven experience within the Transportation Sector, primarily Highways to support in the delivery of services to our Government and Local Authority clients.

Jacobs Major Programmes & Projects Group provides outcome certainty to the most complex programmes and projects through collaborative, innovative and tailored solutions. We deliver some of the largest programmes across the UK and Europe providing programme, construction, and commercial management.

The Quantity Surveying function supports our major programme and project delivery, as well as a range of government, local authority and private clients across all construction industry sectors including education, justice, defence, rail, highways, aviation, utilities, residential and commercial. We provide clients with a full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying and commercial management services.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a high aptitude in service delivery. They should be client-facing and demonstrate excellent technical qualities. The role will provide the opportunity to work with a variety of Government and Local Authority clients and will involve both pre- and post-contract quantity surveying and commercial management duties within the Highways sector.

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree educated in quantity surveying or other relevant qualification.

  • Professional qualification: preferable if Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS or equivalent) or working towards this.

  • Experience of and working knowledge of Government clients such as National Highways and Local Authorities, governance processes and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of common industry standard forms of contract, typically NEC.

  • Working knowledge of common industry standard methods of measurement such as, Method of Measurement for Highways Works and the New Rules of Measurement.

  • Full pre- and post-contract QS knowledge and experience.

  • Good general commercial and contract awareness.

  • Pays attention to detail and will see tasks through to completion.

  • Use of computerised measurement packages – such as iTWO -CostX.

  • Use of contract management software

  • Is a team player and can lead with good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Able to build a team of resources at different levels working remotely in multiple locations.

  • Able to act on own initiative and proactively seeks and executes activities that will add value to their function.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Full clean UK driving licence.

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:

  • Experience of working within security restricted environments would also be desirable, but not essential.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we tryl believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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