As part of a world leading geotechnical contracting group, Bachy Soletanche Limited specialises in all aspects of modern Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering, Including bored and displacement piling, diaphragm walls, grouting, mini piling, anchors, ground improvements and environmental engineering. We have a fantastic opportunity to join our High Speed 2 Joint Venture construction project, based in Birmingham, as a Senior Quantity Surveyor.

About The Project

The HS2, N1/ N2 project covers the northern 90km section of Phase 1 of the overall HS2 scheme to provide a new high-speed rail connection between London and the North of England.

SB3 are a joint venture incorporating Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering (BBGE) and Bachy Soletanche Ltd (BSL), and are appointed by BBV, (Balfour Beatty/ Vinci JV), to deliver the geotechnical works required along the approximately 90km of route from Leamington Spa to Lichfield.

The works comprises extensive geotechnical works including:

  • Circa. 9km of Diaphragm Walls at 9 individual structures.
  • 28No.  Secant/ contiguous structures totalling 150,000 lin. m of piling
  • Plunge Columns, Tension Piles, Ground Anchors, Soil Nails and Ground Improvement
  • 103No. Piled bridges & viaducts.

Programme is for commencement of construction works in August 2020, with a duration of circa 4 years to complete. This is a key infrastructure project and with circa £100m of spend per annum the geotechnical works is a significant element of the works for the project.

Main Purpose

To maximise profit and minimise risk for the company by identifying and using commercial opportunities under contract.

Key Tasks

Not limited to:

  • Review and negotiate conditions of contracts and warranties
  • Administer contracts
  • Advise operations staff within the team regarding commercial and contractual issues
  • Prepare commercial and contractual correspondence
  • Prepare internal valuations and financial reports
  • Prepare external valuations
  • Negotiation and administration of Sub-Contracts and pay Sub-Contractors
  • Identify and prepare claims
  • Negotiate settlements of accounts
  • Review costs against budget and manage accrual

Internal: Commercial and wider Project Team
External: Subcontractors, Customers, & Stakeholders

Knowledge and Experience

The job will require the successful candidate to be very good at prioritising and balancing the workload, focusing on the most important issues of the day insofar as they relate to each business without forgetting those tasks which still need to be done to run an efficient commercial office within the Operation’s team.

The successful candidate will have a reasonably degree of freedom to use their own judgement however some higher-level decisions will need to be discussed with Senior Management and/or Directors. The candidate’s willingness to raise issues and enter into discussions within the team will only be considered a strength.

Essential qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent

Desirable qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of construction contracts and law
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • A general appreciation of design, tendering, and construction processes
  • Analytical thinking
  • Numeracy
  • An appreciation of financial reporting
  • IT skills

Key Behaviours

Team player: Positive and passionate attitude towards work

Action Taker: Gets the job done and done well

Positive:  Positive and passionate attitude towards work

Physical Working Environment

Site Based – HS2 Area North, West Midlands


Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department, Henderson House
Langley Place. Higgins Lane
Burscough, L40 8JS.

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