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Mott MacDonald • Bristol

Senior Quantity Surveyor

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We’re happy to talk flexible working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace. We offer a range of options depending on your role, so please discuss this with your recruiter.

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Job Description

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 its employees?

A bit about the team
Owning to the continued expansion within our built environment sector, we have exciting opportunities for quantity surveying professionals to join our growing team to be based in Cardiff or Bristol. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects. Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we mobilise for a number of key opportunities across a broad portfolio of both public and private sector programmes. Many of the programmes are long term opportunities allowing you to grow and develop your career throughout.

Our Built Environment Advisory Team specialise in providing Programme, Project and Cost Management (PPCM) services to tackle a wide range of complex and challenging projects for our clients. Our focus on Excellence was recently recognised at the National Building Awards 2020, as winners of Surveyor of the Year and our diverse team PRIDE ourselves on the quality of the service we provide for our clients.

Driving Social Outcomes is at the heart of every project we work on and we specialise in working collaboratively with project stakeholders to maximise the potential for environmental, social and economic benefits to positively improve the communities in which we live, work and play.

We have a very dynamic and diverse team who are leading our Digital by Default agenda by developing and rolling out digital PPCM solutions to drive efficiencies for our clients and enhance the use of project data to provide live analytics to inform project decision making.

We currently have three strategic areas of focus including:

Health – Assisting with the delivery of the Government’s Health Ambitions through major Programmes and working directly with NHS trusts to support with capital delivery and estate rationalisation.
Government - Supporting the delivery of a number of major Government led property improvement national programmes.
Cities – Supporting our Cities clients deliver better social, economic and environmental outcomes including £1bn residential led regeneration programme and major sports and entertainment venues as a catalyst for regeneration.
We are seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor who demonstrates a passion to work collaboratively with our client teams to deliver their complex projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety.

What you will contribute to the team;
Preparation of estimates and cost plans in line with the brief
Provision of financial advice including the impact of inflation
Preparation of standard documentation – reports, valuations, letters, financial statement
Preparation of tender and contract documents and participating in contract reviews relating to the contract with the customer
Analysis of tenders and preparing tender reports
Prepare valuations and financial statements; re-measure as necessary and adjust variations
Assist in the settlement of construction disputes and prepare and agree final accounts
Attend appropriate design team and progress meetings as and when required
Supporting the development and promotion of Mott MacDonald’s presence within the Wales and South West region
Supporting the development of new business opportunities within the Wales and South West region
Supporting the development of best practice initiatives for the delivery of our services within this sector
Assist in the development of programmes for the delivery of our services

Required for the position of Senior Quantity Surveyor

Experience in relevant sectors: Education, Health, Infrastructure, Community & Culture, Residential, blue light and central government
Degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying subject (or equivalent)
Chartered MRICS
Proven skills and experience of delivering within a Cost Consultancy team whilst managing high value contracts within, capable of leads and delivers multiple, medium to high complexity projects
Competent at building relationships both with internal management and externally with key client stakeholders

Preferred, but not required
Competent at managing and cultivating defined client relationships and securing new work
Experience as a client account manager
Leads large teams, responsible for staff development, resourcing and/or is a recognised Technical lead within a specialist area
Experienced in making decisions and presenting findings back to the client and internal stakeholders
CostX / PowerBI / SharePoint experience is desirable but not essential

About the business unit
The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care.

The Unit delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity up to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of Programme Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost Management, Estimating, Infrastructure Finance, Management Consulting, Digital Consulting and Education, Health and Care Management.

Our buildings portfolio is primarily a UK business working in both the public and private sector of the construction market. We provide cost and project management services for a wide range of clients including central government, local authorities and private clients. We work in the majority of buildings market sectors including workplace, residential, law and order, health, education, retail, sports and commercial property. Our vision is to provide added value to our clients business through high quality services and our people.

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.
Did you know that Mott MacDonald is one of the world’s largest employee-owned businesses? This means that we are not accountable to external stakeholders and are in control of our own future. This creates a unique culture where decisions are made for the benefit of the staff/company over the long term.

We are proud to be a one of Glassdoor’s top 25 employers to work for in the UK in 2023, as well as being recognised by the Financial Times and market and consumer data company Statista as one of the UK's leading and highly recommended management consultants in: Construction & Infrastructure, Energy, Utilities & Environment, Public & Social Sector, Sustainability, and Travel, Transport & Logistics.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

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 bonus scheme
Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources
Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information :
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.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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