Senior Quantity Surveyor

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    Plymouth, Devon

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    6 months ago

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Senior Quantity Surveyor


Devonport, Plymouth

About the Role

Here at Babcock International we are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We are a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

The Estates Department is responsible for providing safe, cost effective solutions to maintenance and new work to our customers, the MoD and the Babcock Company Asset owners for Devonport Royal Dockyard, under the Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF) contract.

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will manage a team of Assistant Quantity Surveyors providing "Firm Prices" and "Rough Order of Costs" for projects across both the Babcock and MoD owned Estates.

You will review customer requests and formulate technical specifications, interfacing with senior management to provide a costed proposal.

You will develop and maintain suitable integrated plans of key valuation activities and programmes and monitor progress on the team's technical estimations and performance against agreed delivery targets and KPI's.

.What do I need to be able to do the role?

You will be educated to Degree level in an Engineering or a construction related discipline, and hold or be working towards the Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) membership of a related professional institute.

We would also like you to have some or all the following:

  • Significant experience of managing staff and Sub-Contractors in a Quantity Surveying / Construction field
  • Health & Safety Management of Sub-Contractors Lastly, you will need to be able to deploy effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and have the ability to interface capably with both internal and external stakeholders and customers.

What else do I need to know?

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence nationality and security requirements (this may include obtaining security clearance (SC) or developed vetting (DV) level of security clearances).

Successful candidates may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Passport/qualifications/ licences must be shown at interview stage

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

Application Guidance

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Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.