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Location: Addlestone, England, United Kingdom 
Job ID: 75648 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with a proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernise the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Quantity Surveyor (Post-Contract Award)


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

  • Ability to manage, negotiate and execute customer and sub-contract documents including but not limited to the following:
    • All forms of contract, including standard forms and short forms of contract
    • Embedding bonds, warranties, vesting, insurance and other agreements
    • Sourcing and negotiating warranties
    • Implementing escrow agreements and negotiating advance payments
    • Contract negotiation of off-site activities, building on pre-contract discussions/negotiations/agreements
    • Commercially reviewing and negotiating legal documents as required not covered by pre-contract team
  • Administer and manage contracts, ensuring all parties fulfil their contractual obligations.
  • Handle Variations, Claims (including ours, customers’, suppliers’ perspective), and Disputes efficiently and professionally to protect the interests of the company
  • Responsible for commercial negotiations with customers, accountable for all commercial communications both internally and externally at project stage, including EWN’s (Early Warning Notices).
  • Assist in the management and documentation of the snagging and handover process to secure the company's final account position.
  • Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within governance and adopts best practice


Operational Performance Optimisation and Value Enterprise Focus

Collaborate with operations to optimise financial results while maintaining quality and safety

  • Administering a variety of contracts in accordance with project objectives and policies
  • Collaborating with client and contractor teams to manage the delivery of project deliverables, KPIs, and objectives, including programme performance, cost control, and value engineering
  • Assist the Project Manager in proactively managing profit, WIP (billing opportunities) and cash
  • Supporting with project cost monitoring, forecasting, and producing reliable cost projections, and reporting to completion in line with budget (original cost estimate)
  • Work with project managers to foresee project overruns and propose cost-saving measures without compromising on quality
  • Reviewing costs to ensure they are reconciled to chargeable revenues, together with addressing any shortfall through agreed commercial “bridging” strategies 
  • Acquiring a good understanding of the scope of works to ensure variations are identified and monetized for Schindler and managing the variation process to ensure the company position is secured financially and contractually.
  • Lead on the preparation, submission, and agreement of interim application for payment / variation orders / dayworks / provisional sums and ensure cash is received by working closely with Credit Control teams
  • Prepare, submit, and agree final accounts, including subcontractors accounts and ensure receipt of cash through to issue of final certificate
  • The collection of retention amounts and final account statements.
  • Issue of all contractual notices throughout the projects to secure the company position and that of any subcontractors, including assisting in the preparation and/or defence of any claims
  • Maintain accurate contract files for all correspondence and other related contractual documentation, including transfer to company archive after issue of final certificate
  • Securing the best contractual position for Schindler, whilst at same time working with operational leaders to ensure fulfilment, retention / renewal of contracts 
  • To support other activities as required by the pre-contract commercial team from time to time


Risks & Opportunity Management

  • Working closely with operations, identify potential risks related to costs, contractual matters, and procurement. Developing mitigation strategies with operations and monitor their implementation throughout the project’s lifecycle
  • Managing commercial risk and opportunities register,to ensure that contractual risk is minimised, mitigated, and opportunities maximised
  • Working with Pre-Contract Commercial Business Partners and Sales to ensure actual risk/opportunity and costing information is fed back into the sales bidding / tendering process


Strategy, Continuous Improvement and Leadership

  • Engaging with pre-contract commercial teams to obtain commercial, pricing and risk/opportunity strategies identified during bidding stage that will support successful delivery
  • Assist in the on-going development of processes and systems to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of commercial support
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in the commercial process, by developing end to end processes with pre-contract commercial / sales teams, and the operational finance teams
  • Effective collaboration with multiple departments within Schindler throughout the project cycle
  • Liaising with Supply Chain team to support development of supplier frameworks, to deliver quality cost targets


Health & Safety and Administrative Support

  • Provide full transparency and data required for external and internal auditors
  • Employees must comply with Company Health & Safety requirements and set a personal example of safe behaviour
  • Employees will be required to contribute to the Company safety objectives, where necessary by maintaining/monitoring current safety systems under their direct control and implementing agreed changes (where applicable) to Schindler Ltd occupational health and safety management system



We Elevate... Your Best Self

  • Performance and results orientated
  • Strong presentation, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, with customer service etiquette
  • Leadership skills to positively influence peers and others
  • Excellent time management, planning and analytical skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, and working with attention to detail
  • Strong business acumen and negotiation capability, ability to solve complex issues, exercise sound judgement and the ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • Ambition (both technical and leadership) – the opportunity has significant career growth potential both locally and internationally
  • Focused, Versatile, Driven and Committed
  • Good interpersonal skills/ team player
  • Great Attitude (Can Do) and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure


Experience & Qualifications Required

The successful candidate will be passionate about delivery and performance optimisation, managing risks and opportunities and will have strong contract knowledge. There is a significant amount of interaction with key stakeholders across the business, so strong and clear communication (verbal and written) is a must.

Other requirements for the successful individual include:

  • Proven track record of operational QS know-how within the Construction industry managing multiple multi-million-pound projects and service contracts to successful completion
  • Technical expert, role holder will be educated to at least BSc or equivalent full technical standard.
  • A recognised qualification in Quantity Surveying
  • Demonstrate experience of estimating project costs, and presenting high quality tender documents to customers
  • Demonstrate experience of managing Health & Safety compliance including CDM requirements
  • Preferably a minimum of 5 years’ experience operating at a senior level within the commercial environment in the building construction and/or maintenance industry.
  • Knowledge of key Pre-construction procedures, e.g., Procurement, Planning and Contracts.
  • Demonstrate IT literacy capability including full literacy with Microsoft Office suite

We Elevate... You


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organisation where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Send us your application.


At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practise equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavour that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, colour, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health or disability.



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