Managing Quantity Surveyor


Managing Quantity Surveyor

Business Area: Infrastructure

Place of Work: Waterloo - London

Contract Type: Permanent

Osborne is one of the leading construction businesses in the UK. As a family-owned business, we have the freedom and flexibility to take a different approach. We focus on creating structures and spaces that provide an environment for people to thrive in and solutions for our customers that provide a better experience during the creation. From rail to road, housing to healthcare, however large the project or contract, we know that it is always personal to the people who use it and those that are responsible for it. 

We provide an inclusive environment which is aligned to our core values of Quality, Integrity, Openness, Caring and Progressive. We value everyone as an individual and provide the opportunity to influence and change the way that we do things to ensure that we progress and evolve as a business. As a responsible employer we are also committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff at all times.


The Opportunity

Due to growth we are currently recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to join our rail team. The role will be site based covering the Wessex region with the majority of works between London Waterloo and Southampton. Reporting to the Programme Commercial Manager you will be responsible for the management of a team of Quantity Surveyors and the successful commercial management of pre-construction and construction works for both Network Rail and Osborne, in line with the One Team Wessex Vision. You will be responsible for the robust commercial management of schemes through design and construction, ensuring that the Supply Chain are managed in accordance with their subcontract and ensure the teams are fully aware of the commercial position of projects within your remit to ensure the team can make informed decisions and ensure there are no surprises to Osborne or our customer Network Rail. This entails working closely with our customers, stakeholders, our main design partner, other designers, supplier partners, and our delivery teams to build an open and honest relationship that delight our customers, are of a high quality, within the financial targets set and in line with agreed programmes.
What are we looking for?

We are ideally looking for a Commercial professional who has good working knowledge of the NEC forms of contracts in a Civil Engineering environment. You will be able to directly manage a small team, supporting their development at all times, ensuring they grow both professionally and personally. You will be commercially savvy and be able to work collaboratively, a key component of the One Team Wessex culture. You will have good written and oral communications skills and be able to generate reporting which is concise and easy to understand. You will be able to manage both internal and external stakeholders and be comfortable taking accountability for your actions, and holding others to account to ensure successful delivery of the programme.

Our Benefits
  • Competitive Salary and Company Car (dependent on position)
  • Company Pension
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Gift Day off for your Birthday
  • Private Health Insurance (after qualifying period dependent on level)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Trade Discount Cards
If this sounds a lot like you, and your approach to your work is the same as ours, we would love to hear from you. If we end up working together, we will give you a great environment to work in with real opportunities for you to shine, deliver great work and develop your career.
Please note that we would also make reasonable adjustments where possible to ensure that our places of work are inclusive and allow us to support the creation of a diverse and engaged business.

Due to the nature of the work that Osborne are involved in, additional criminal record checks maybe required to carry out particular roles. This will be clarified during the interview process.  
Please click on the following link for more information on this role: Job Specification

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