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AECOM Senior Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager in Peterborough, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Cambridgeshire, Peterborough

Alternate Locations UK - Cambridge

Job Summary

To work as part of a programme team of Project Delivery Manager in managing the programme of works across all areas. The role will be directed under a Managing Quantity Surveyor as part of the Commercial Team overseen by the Commercial Manager assisting with the control of costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintaining the required standard of quality and safety. Additionally it will require working within matrix project teams to gather the required information. Assist in improving cost efficiency and creating an environment of outperformance. Role will require PQS to manage, coach and mentor QSs and Junior QSs to carry out the tasks below.

Key Accountability 1 - Cost Management and Forecasting

  • Commercial Plan – Ensure each respective parcel has an agreed and approved Solution Cost (Commercial Plan) prior to commencement including all associated time and cost allowances.

  • Ensure cost management is robust throughout the life of the parcel through timely processing, reviewing and management of costs, with issues flagged and dealt with promptly.

  • Commercial performance against baselines set is managed periodically in line with agreed monthly reporting calendar, with full understanding of variances to plans.

  • Provide and maintain summary reports for respective parcel(s) with full understanding and explanations of forecasting variances, with remedial actions stated and ownership identified.

  • Ensure full early warnings and risk matters are managed for respective parcels alongside PDM, with escalation to MQS and IPL with matters to resolve.

  • Opportunity management with full realisation plans in place to deliver full benefit and maximise outperformance.

  • Disallowed costs are monitored and dealt with through self assurance, with disputed accounts raised to MQS and IPL as part of escalation.

  • Final account projects within require timescales for parcel and ensure accuracy is upheld with sufficient allowances made.

  • Maintain clear records for audit and cost assurance through clear filing structures and version control, with working to agreed formats and templates.

Key Accountability 2 – Commercial delivery of parcels

  • Procurement – Ensuring creating and adherence of procurement strategies throughout the life of the parcel, including full adherence to the IOS Procurement Policy / Partner Procurement Policy.

  • Subcontracts – Ensure Tier 2/3 and Partner subcontracts are fully and adequately drafted reflecting full budget consideration and risk share agreed during procurement strategy stage.

  • Supplier management – Ensure payment assessments, payment notices, compensation events, programme submissions, etc., are provided within the correct timescales, dealing with issues and disputes on a progressive manner.

  • Risk Management – Ensure Early Warnings and associated risk management is maintained throughout the life of the parcel, with risk released in line with programme.

Key Accountability 3 – Change control, Self Assurance and Governance

  • Self Assurance – Ensure adopted self assurance processes are followed and fully adhered to, dealing with failures in a proactive and timely manner.

  • Governance – Ensure the associated TOTEX Delivery governance is upheld with accurate forecast of potential breaches of Governance (Approved Ceilings) and seeking re-approval of governance ahead of breach.

  • Assist and provide support in any necessary change control to ensure the parcel remains in good health

  • Ensuring that all identified efficiencies are monitored as to progress and report to the PDM any variances to the plan.

  • Any inadmissible costs are not included within the project/programme costs

  • Ensuring that proper records are kept so that all financial information for audits and cost assurance is readily available

Key Accountability 4 – Team Mentoring

  • Mentor junior members of the team, providing guidance and advice to develop their skills

  • Encourage relationships to be built between all team members, across all offices

  • Develop team to utilise their strengths to best effect. Encourage personal accountability and provide regular feedback about performance. Conduct formal and informal performance reviews to develop team members and maintain own knowledge about team strengths and overall capability.

  • Use communication to provide and maintain a sense of purpose. Provide context and explain the end game when delivering key messages and information.


  • Good communicator able to communicate detailed data to a non-data literate audience

  • Be a team leader role across the QS team

  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate teams across the entire AW footprint

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Ability to manage/prioritise workloads

  • Mentor and support junior team members

  • Must have expert commercial acumen

  • Willingness for travel across the entire AW Region on occasion

  • Must be able to draft contracts

Minimum Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of NEC3 forms of contract

  • Working in a complex matrix team environment

  • Thorough understanding of relevant construction and contract law

  • Full UK driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICE

  • Relevant degree in construction or commercial management

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Commercial Management / Contract Management

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201686BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations