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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

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JR04709 - JOB_POSTING-3-3576

Posted on 24 October, 2023

Heathrow, Middlesex (United Kingdom)

Full time

Entry Level Development

About us:

Ferrovial Construction is internationally recognized for its capacity to design and build civil engineering and construction projects, mainly in large transportation infrastructure. Its track-record to date includes more than 304 miles of tunnels, 11,930 miles of roads (including 2,485 miles of highways), 2920 miles of railroad lines (including 434 miles of high-speed railroads) and 16,994 miles of road maintenance and repair.

Job Description:

About Ferrovial Construction UK&I:

Ferrovial Construction is the UK based engineering and construction arm of the Ferrovial Group. It is the largest private transport infrastructure operator in the world in terms of capital invested with a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees, and a presence across 15 countries with over 60 years’ experience. It is a Spanish multinational company operating through 4 divisions; Airports, Highways, Construction and Building subsidiaries. Ferrovial are committed to developing sustainable and innovative solutions, with the aim to create value for society, and for clients, investors and employees

We design and construct some of the UK and Ireland’s most high-profile transport infrastructure projects. We have the strength and depth to deliver complex major projects in-house, drawing on international expertise and full asset lifecycle capability. We provide our clients with cost-effective, value-added solutions and design and build sustainable assets for people and places

Our 2019 turnover was £345m in the UK and globally £4.7bn. Our UK order book is currently £1.35bn and globally £11.4bn. We work in the UK for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks valued from £50,000 to over £1bn.

We maximize potential through continuous professional development and create an equal, inclusive and diverse place to work to drive innovation.

At Ferrovial, we have five core values: Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity and Respect. We are proud of our work and values which we live by to achieve our goals.

Whilst working on large complex projects, you will be encouraged to achieve your maximum, all the while having support and guidance. An ability to work well in a team is key to the delivery of our projects, so that effective communication skills are critical.

Ferrovial prioritizes the mobility of its employees as a means of fostering talent. The company has set up a Global Mobility Portal, which operates as an internal job board where employees can find all openings worldwide. The company is keen for graduates to move overseas and gain experiences of different cultures and business ways and methodologies.

The role:

Ferrovial Construction is looking for graduate Quantity Surveyors to assist with financial control on a variety of major UK infrastructure projects. The Ferrovial 3-year graduate development program is designed to develop personal, professional, and technical skills through a blended approach. You will work under the supervision of our Senior Quantity Surveyors.

Please note we will not be looking through applications until 2024.

Key Responsibilities:

 A large part of your work will involve tender enquiries, analysis of quotations and subcontractor procurement. You will also have overall responsibility for several smaller accounts, enabling you to develop your financial skills.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To assist in the management of the day to day bill of quantities for the relevant sections of allocated projects to ensure financial efficiencies
  • To provide advice and guidance to managers on achieving value for money
  • Analyze subcontractor valuations.
  • To be focused on the cost control in line with the businesses’ financial systems
  • To liaise with the procurement teams as required to ensure compliance with financial parameters
  • Assist in the production and monitoring of Applications/Final Accounts
  • Check agreed sub-contract Applications/Accounts
  • Document control
  • Contribute to the achievement of Health and Safety in accordance with company policy
  • To promote company values in all dealing with other employees, clients, subcontractors and other external contacts.
  • Adopting and promoting Ferrovial Construction UK Vision and Values. Taking ownership for the work assigned to you.

Skills and Competence:

We are looking for graduates with:

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at a variety of levels
  • Excellent written and oral English language
  • Degree or Masters in Quantity Surveying (Industry related disciplines considered)
  • Motivated to learn and add value to the team, the role and the Graduate program.
  • Analytical thinker who enjoys problem solving
  • A proven team player who can effectively work with others
  • Enjoys working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proactive approach to working and learning
  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of the industry
  • Familiar with all Microsoft packages
  • Must have right to work in the UK by the start of employment.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Highly motivated
  • Logical thinker with a willingness to learn
  • Resilient and a flexible approach to working
  • Results driven with strong communication skills
  • Work independently with minimal supervision

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation
  • Quantity Surveying experience

What we offer:

On the Ferrovial Construction Graduate scheme you will get:

  • 3-year development program in line with the UK Quantity Surveying framework
  • Work with Contractors and Sub-contractors to develop effective partnerships
  • Attend a variety of blended training to develop your technical, professional and behavioural skills
  • You will start the process of becoming chartered with internal and external support
  • Gain an understanding of Ferrovial Construction from a global perspective, with mobility opportunities
  • Opportunity to take part in the Global Graduate exchange programme GoFurther
  • Gain an understanding of Ferrovial Construction from a global perspective, with further mobility opportunities after the Graduate Programme
  • And much more!

Other details:

If you have graduated already, you will be able to start as soon as possible.

If you graduate this year (2024) then you can start as soon as you have finished your formal exams.

Ferrovial Construction UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and as such treats applications equally and recruits purely based on skills and experience.

Please note that this job description does not represent a comprehensive list of activities and employees may be requested to undertake other reasonable duties.

Ferrovial Construction UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and as such treats applications equally and recruits purely based on skills and experience.

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