Quantity Surveyor

Virgin Media
Basildon, Essex
11 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

We’ve been a busy bunch, growing our network to include more homes and commercial premises than ever before. We’re planning to connect 4 million more home and businesses, so more people can enjoy the UK’s fastest widely available broadband, brilliantly brought together TV and our hard-working business products. We’re supercharging the UK. It’s what we do.

We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3bn programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to millions of homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.

As we enter one of the most exciting times in our history we are seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join our Lightning force as we continue to expand our network across the UK.

We are looking for someone that oozes our Virgin values and embraces the on-going ways of working within Liberty Global.

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will manage the costs relating to engineering projects across the Lightning programme/multi dwelling projects and new development schemes. You will be part of a team responsible for the Central Region of the UK and will have regular travel in and around the Midlands, roughly 3 days a week on site.

As a Quantity Surveyor in our Lightning force, you will provide commercial support from inception of projects to project closure and also look to minimise the costs of the project and enhance value for money whilst ensuring that the project meets all legal and quality assurance requirements and regulations.

Key Accountabilities include:
• Responsible for review cost estimates/cost plans identifying levels of estimating uncertainty to allow effective setting, monitoring, forecasting and control of financial limits for projects
• Review/approval or rejection of the contractor monthly Application for Payment
• Agree allowance/disallowance of the Compensation Events with Build Partners
• Prepare monthly commercial reports
• Agree final account assessment
• Update schedule cost data sets to achieve consistency, accuracy and alignment and to enable the capture and subsequent use of outturn data
• Carry out cost and expenditure planning / benchmarking as required
• Support management of budget and spend profiles continually identifying ways to improve cost performance
• Carry out cost impact analysis of Change Requests
To hit the ground running, you will currently be a member or working towards being a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We're looking for someone with a mind for figures, a can-do attitude and brilliant commercial acumen!

For the right person this will be a great opportunity to showcase your skills on one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK.

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a family friendly & flexible working environment where you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and, of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s biggest cable company. We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade. Through four multi-award-winning services - Virgin Fibre, Virgin TV, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Phone - we help people access technology so they can do more, be more and have more fun.   Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you.

Our benefits are your reward for being brilliant. They’re pretty darn spectacular. Just like our people. We’ve put together a package to help you love what you do, at work and at play.  You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, we provide a company funded Medical Plan as well as a Pension Plan where we will match every pound you put in, up to 10%. What's more you'll also benefit from discounts across Virgin Media products and Virgin brands and many other perks on top.

You can find out about all benefits in full here.

Come and be a part of something special. Join us!

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