Associate/Senior Associate Quantity Surveyor

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As an Associate/Senior Associate Quantity Surveyor you will be supporting the Advisory Division within Water and Environment portfolio.

What you will contribute to the team;

  • Be the single point of contract for all commercial matters related to the programme
  • Working with the Project Manager to develop and gain budgetary governance
  • Managing commercial inputs to the procurement process including developing strategy, tender analysis and assessment
  • Develop proactive and robust commercial processes to enable effective cost control, including contract administration, risk management, payments and change control
  • Manage and mentor a team of commercial professionals, ensuring all commercial data is produced in a timely and accurate manner to enable informed business decisions to be made
  • Provide commercial advice to the client, whilst liaising with the client's legal team as necessary
  • Proactive management of any commercial disputes, escalating as necessary
  • Development of strong client relationships across its organisation

Required for the position of Associate/Senior Associate Quantity Surveyor

  • Chartered Surveyor, ideally MRICS, with a degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying
  • Ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, adept at effective communication at SLT and Exec level
  • Uses a systematic approach to critically examine the situation from different perspective
  • Gather relevant information from different sources in reaching a decision
  • Generate and weigh the different options in arriving at decisions
  • Weigh the risks and consequences of all options
  • Make well-reasoned, sound and timely decisions based on the needs of the situation, the clients and the team members
  • Involve and consult those affected by the decision
  • Maintain and build on existing client relationships to anticipate needs
  • Customer focus - ability to engage in sound relationships with the customer project team

Preferred, but not required

  • Knowledge and expertise of the water/waste water industry sector
  • Experience of being the commercial lead on a multiple site programme in excess of £100m
  • Ability to pre-position future opportunities with the client
  • Able to anticipate resource requirements to ensure suitable resources are available
  • Able to budget, monitor and manage cost against fee to ensure required margin is achieved or exceeded

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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