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Jacobs Quantity Surveyor in Reading, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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 Commercial function within the Field Services division of Jacobs CMS provides the support to the Commercial Manager and wider personnel outside of the Commercial Function with a full range of pre and post contract commercial services.

The candidate will be required to develop a close working relationship with the project teams, internal stakeholders and Clients’ representatives and should be able to demonstrate excellent technical qualities for the role. The role will provide the opportunity for the engagement on multiple projects from tender preparation and negotiation right through to delivery and completion.

  • Work with the Commercial Manager in ensuring consistency and best practice ways of working across the business unit to achieve continuous improvement.

  • Coach respective Operational personnel in relation to the Contract, Contract Administration, Contract Risk, Procurement, Forecasting and Contract Profitability.

  • Work with the Project Controls Manager in the production of the monthly project cost reports.

  • Ensure Sub-Contract arrangements are put in place when required using the NEC suite of Contract Documents.

  • Ensure correct administrative processes are put in place for management of these Sub-Contracts paying attention to change controls, early warning, compensation events, changes to scope of works and payment.

  • Support the Project Manager in resolving commercial issues with the Client and implement strategies to avoid litigation/claims.

  • Manage subcontracts from initial placement of order to final account including close liaison with procurement, planning and delivery teams to ensure that the order meets project requirements.

  • Collaboration with Business Development and Operations in developing value propositions that enhance our customers’ competitive position.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degreed qualified (preferred) in commerce, finance, engineering, quantity surveying and/or law.

  • Previous experience in a similar role for other recognised main contractors.

  • Sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of the NEC Conditions of Contract.

  • Experience of cost forecasting and reporting, cost control, cost risk management, contract documentation preparation, contract administration.

  • Security Cleared or the ability to obtain the required level of clearance.

  • Ability to communicate confidently.

  • Ability to work autonomously.

  • Flexible with working hours.

  • Experience of working on NEC3 contracts is 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 Matt.Jones1@Jacobs.com or 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)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.