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Managing Quantity Surveyor

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Southampton, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Role: Managing Quantity Surveyor

Location: Southampton


Associated British Ports (ABP) is both a major landlord and port operator with 21 port locations in the UK. We have 87 km of Quay and 5000 ha of port estate while handling approximately 100 mill tonnes of cargo every year across many different industries. We have around 900 h.a. of development land and strong growth ambitions. ABP have a key role in changing transportation within the UK with a number of projects focusing on reducing carbon emissions, green energy and improving the ports sectors effectiveness in Keeping Britain Trading.


The purpose of this role is to ensure we optimise value through the appropriate understanding of budgets, costs and the allocation of contractual risks in addition to the implementation of robust contract management methods and processes during project execution.


About You:


You’ll be a lead level Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager with knowledge of working with multiple contract types including JCT, NEC, ICC, FIDIC and IchemE from tender and scope through to final accounts stage. This is a role with responsibilities both at a regional level covering all the ports within our Wales & Short Sea Ports business unit but also to a central level with multiple projects from £10k through to around £20m. The position is a newly created role within the company and has a key responsibility for driving cost savings which impacts the companies EBITDA and CAPEX budgets. Some of the projects you will be involved with are closely tied with our plans for carbon positive operations and will involve projects such as maintenance CAPEX projects, new build works, redevelopment of our land bank, numerous initiatives around green energy technologies and customer driven projects.


You should have experience of delivering programmes of work within a live environment to ideally include reactive maintenance projects in addition to refurbishment and new build projects. A varied sector background is preferred which could incorporate buildings, infrastructure, civil engineering, M&E or Marine. Experience from a client, consultancy or contractor background is essential and you should have a stable work background with demonstrable experience of long term planning, cost management (including estimating) and portfolio management. You will need to be a degree qualified Quantity Surveyor, ideally with chartered status and experience of multiple bespoke contract types.


You’ll need to be comfortable working in a standalone capacity albeit with a high level of support and structure already in place (including a newly completed framework of professional services) and will be able to manage, influence and advise at a senior level on best practise and contractual integrity.


What We Need:


  • Strong technical and educational base with a minimum of Honours Degree in quantity surveying or other relevant engineering degree such as civil engineering
  • Professionally qualified chartered status with demonstrable extensive commercial experience
  • Relevant qualification and experience in providing Contract and Cost expertise to projects, with experience in multidisciplinary team delivery environments throughout the whole project lifecycle
  • Experience in Programme Management with extensive contract, commercial and risk allocation skills
  • Experienced in the development of Project Delivery Strategies including risk identification, authoring and negotiating multi forms of contract and bespoke agreements
  • Extensive experience in the administration of different forms of contract including ICC/JCT/FIDIC and NEC construction contracts various professional services contracts and managing commercial negotiations
  • Understanding of statutory requirements, current regulations and approved codes of practice relating to the commercial management of UK construction projects
  • Ability to think logically and problem solve to meet project delivery requirements with minimal supervision.
  • Good IT skills, proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint


What We Offer:

  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • Contributory pension from day one starting at 8%
  • Private healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • 26 Days holiday plus bank holidays as standard (with option to purchase additional and increasing with service)
  • Cash back, discounts and offers with High Street and Online Retailers including Apple, M&S, Currys, Tesco, Asda, BMW & Hyundai
  • Support and assistance towards chartership and continued CPD within technical specialisms
  • Specialist in-house training academy offering both role related courses and additional skills


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.