Our Benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

We manage a portfolio of contracts to deliver highway works with a combined value in excess of £80m. This role will be key to administering our commercial elements of our relationship with our supply chain. This will include working with our partners, building positive relationships and achieving best value in terms of value for money, quality product and contributing to our net zero target.

Overall purpose of this role:

The Assistant Quantity Surveyor will provide commercial support to the delivery of a range of highways maintenance services including cyclic maintenance and improvement schemes. The roles will entail reviewing Contractor pricing and checking for adherence to the Contract and ensuring the application of the correct rates and agreed prices. The role will provide the client within house cost assurance expertise seeking to establish benchmark cost data and drive efficiency and demonstrable value for money.

Working across Place & Sustainability on the main NEC forms of contract for the delivery of Highways and Transport Services in Cambridgeshire.

Through collaborative working the suppliers aims to deliver savings for all the authorities within the partnership. This post will therefore be responsible for the identification and oversight of collaborative opportunities, facilitation of project groups, and leading and driving forward efficiencies. The role will also seek efficiencies through collaboration.

To find out more about our team and the work that we do, visit https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/highway-jobs

For an informal chat please contact Mike Williams Assistant Director Project Delivery michael.williams@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

To apply, please upload a document containing your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the attached person specification. Ensure your covering letter to support your CV is no more than two pages.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found.

About you

You will be capable of interpreting a New Engineering Contract (NEC) and have awareness of commercial practices including quantity surveying experience and an understanding of industry practices. You will be required to manage target cost commissions of varying value and have the ability to coordinate cost management throughout the lifecycle of a project including but not limited to target cost setting, valuation, payment, change control and final accounting.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 


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