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Jacobs Senior/Principal Quantity Surveyor in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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.

About the Opportunity

The Quantity Surveying and Cost Management function drives best commercial performance for our clients in our major programme and project delivery group across all construction industry sectors including defence, rail, highways, , aviation, utilities, justice, education, residential and commercial. We provide clients with a full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying and cost management services.

We have an opportunity for a Senior or Principal Quantity Surveyor to join our team in Bristol, working primarily on transport and defence infrastructure and local authority projects.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a high aptitude in service delivery. They should be client-facing and demonstrate excellent technical qualities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Include, but not limited to the following:

  • Utilising Jacobs best practice tools and processes to support project delivery in quantity surveying and commercial management.

  • Provide Quantity Surveying and Cost Management services through the entire project lifecycle.

  • Prepare estimates, cost plans and tender documentation using various forms of measurement and contracts.

  • Be proficient in measurement for schedules of works production.

  • Manage and prepare both tender and contract documentation.

  • Support and input into procurement and tendering processes and evaluation/award of contracts.

  • Prepare and agree interim valuations with contractors and issue recommendations for payment.

  • Pricing variations/compensation events throughout the duration of the contract and provide cost advice.

  • Attend client and progress meetings and provide input and support to the project.

  • Price and prepare monthly financial reports and cashflow forecasts throughout the duration of contracts and provide general post contract cost management and control.

  • Provide input into the financial aspects of change management.

  • prepare and agree final accounts and claims. Prepare final accounts for clients that are suitable for audit.

  • Prepare and analyse statistical cost information to monitor trends in the construction industry and apply to cost planning future projects.

  • Administer and/or provide advice on contracts, including NEC or bespoke client forms of contract.

  • Carry out cost assurance on construction projects of various sizes.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's What You'll Need

  • Working knowledge and experience of the transport and/or defence construction sectors

  • Degree educated in quantity surveying or other relevant qualification.

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

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

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

  • Good general commercial and contract awareness.

  • Use of computerised measurement packages, such as CostX.

  • Good team player but able to act on own initiative.

  • Willingness to travel and a full clean UK driving licence.

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

  • Full unrestricted UK Security Clearance and 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 truly 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

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that