Quantity Surveyor Coatings - HPC

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Bridgwater, Somerset
Job Description

As the MEH Coatings Quantity Surveyor, you will function in a semi-autonomous capacity, focussed on providing guidance and expert support to Coatings and multi discipline teams (Project Managers, Technical Leads, Quality Leads etc.) delivering across the Project.

You will also report to and support the Paint Topic Group, which is used for discussion and convergence on topics, decision making, and to link in with Project governance.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • What the role-holder should do to achieve the business goals of Contract Delivery, Safety and Customer Satisfaction Reporting
  • Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting for projects and support the commercial manager’s requirements for reporting at business unit level
  • Ensure accurate forecasting of revenue, margin and cash flow for live and upcoming projects
  • Carry out cost management of tasks under supervision of the Commercial Manager and supported by the Operations Director and Contracts Manager


  • Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to within the business in line with Altrad AIMS procedures
  • Ensure that contractual requirements are met including adherence to contract schedules for valuations, certification & invoicing.
  • Ensure that all aspects of client contract management systems / CEMAR are adhered to as and when required under the contract
  • Assist the Contracts Manager and operational teams to accurately price and track variations to scope to ensure best value for the business.

External Relationships

  • Help ensure (via assistance to the Commercial Manager) that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for Altrad with commercial risks identified
  • Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Be responsible for subcontract letting via internal subcontract management and procurement processes, from procurement through to final account.
  • Prepare applications for payment in agreed client format as required
  • Liaise with the client, client representatives and other third parties on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments

Internal Relationships

  • Contribute towards effective interaction between the Commercial Team and the operational site teams
  • Work with site management to forecast predicted spend and cash recovery and ensure that both are kept in line with target
  • Share best practice with others and be proactive in advising site teams on costs and management of budgets.
  • Liaise pro-actively with the Operations Director, Commercial Manager and contract / site managers to ensure pro-active commercial management of projects, early identification of issues and implementation of recovery plans if required.

Key measures & targets:

  • Accurate monthly forecasting
  • Ability to challenge resources and costs
  • Maintain contractual and company deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar both internal and external
  • Drive margin growth through effective contract management, cost control and client and internal stakeholder engagement
Experience Required
  • Previous experience in a similar role/industry, preferably holding a position in industry for past 3-5 years.
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying
  • Experience preparing applications for payment and managing approval process with client through to certification.
  • Previous experience of commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, measurement and control cycle, certification and accruals calculations
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of monthly reporting and cost vs value analysis
  • Have knowledge and experience in estimation of variations
  • Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in a tightly knit team environment, but also able to work under own initiative to ensure contractual compliance is maintained
  • new ways to do things to achieve better ways of working.
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