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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  1. London

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins’ Transportation is our centre of excellence for the design of highway and rail infrastructure projects. We aim to be the first choice designer for local and national highway authorities, Network Rail, contractors and developers. We are working on a number of high profile projects and frameworks nationwide, including Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 upgrade and Smart Motorways programme through the Collaborative Delivery Framework for Highways England, Cross Rail, Great Western Electrification Programme, HS2 and related projects.

Due to continued growth at Atkins we are now looking for Assistant Quantity Surveyors to be part of our Transportation team, delivering on projects within the Transportation sector.

We are interested in talking to candidates with the right construction industry and quantity surveying experience at this level, to be able to leverage and improve their skills and aptitude to achieve best in class commercial performance.

Assistant / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Job Description
• To support the commercial team on a bid or a contract
• To demonstrate an appreciation of the commercial processes involved with effectively managing a Bid  or Contract
• To contribute to the capture of costs accurately and efficiently
• To ensure data is captured accurately as agreed with the commercial team
• To demonstrate an appreciation of the commercial processes involved with effectively managing a Bid  or Contract

• Degree qualification or studying towards (RICS or equivalent) is desirable
• Completion of relevant Apprenticeship programme

Essential Criteria

• Competent in basic computer skills
• Ability to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines
• Methodical style of working

Technical competencies
• Awareness of industry issues
• Health and safety awareness

Desirable Criteria

•Some quantity surveying/business experience

• Ensure compliance with the  Company systems, processes and procedures
• Assist in endeavouring to ensure that all contemporary records are kept by the project team members for use in supporting claims, extensions of time, and the evaluation of variations
• Collate and file all contemporary records
• Assist in the bid and tender process and feed in as required
• Assist in providing commercial and financial feed-back to the Estimators
• Support the commercial team in ensuring cost capture processes are complied with.
• Maintain professional working relationships at all times
• Assist in providing all cost/commercial information required under the Contract(s) (Reporting, Cashflows and Forecasts, etc.) as directed
• Assist in collating all information required to generate applications for payment
• Assist in submitting with each application for payment final anticipated Client outturn costs as directed
• Assist in submitting in a timely manner Change Requests, with price and programme effects, for subsequent agreement as directed
• Assist in the commercial management of the Subcontract Accounts
• Appreciation of the  Company Bid Governance process
• Promote a team-working environment
• Promote the  Company safety culture
• Participate in regular monthly safety meetings

The Individual
• Strong desire to further Client relationships whilst ensuring that contractual entitlements are not compromised
• Team player
• Motivation and desire to succeed
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good communication skills

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.  These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.  We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information
We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

This role may require security  clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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