Quantity Surveyor

Job Reference: T&D-2020-16

Stone | Transmission & Distribution | Full-time | Permanent

Capula is part of the Imtech Group and a leading advanced automation and real-time business intelligence company specialising in Automation, Control and IT Solutions and Services with major customers in the Nuclear, Energy & Infrastructure and Transmission & Distribution markets.  The Company is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, and project delivery, quality and safety. This role will be based out of our Stone office and you must be willing to work from the offices when the business requires.  However, Capula actively supports employees working from home where appropriate and Capula operates a flexitime policy.


Benefits Package: 25 days holiday per annum, Company Stakeholder pension, 4 x annual salary Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Professional Membership Subscription, Childcare Voucher Scheme and many other benefits


Summary of Role:

  • Supporting the Project Manager, responsible for the delivery and financial outcome of a project ensuring such activities are in line with the Commercial Strategy and meet all operational, financial, commercial, legislative standards and targets.
  • Provide support to Projects and tenders for all commercial activities.
  • Responsible for open and adequate communication with the Project Manager, Project teams and Business Manager
  • Responsible for the successful management of the commercial aspects of projects from inception through to completion including overseeing contract administration in accordance with the provisions of contract.


Key Outcomes:

  • Bid strategy: Supporting the bid process, particularly identifying any significant risks within enquiry documentation, terms and conditions and similar and proposing mitigation thereof.
  • Supply Chain: Building positive relationships with subcontractors and ensuring subcontracts are properly let. Ensure Financial and Contractual Control of Sub Contractors accounts, assessing and agreement of variations and assessing and settling of final accounts all in accordance with Company Procedures.
  • Projects: Proactively contributing to the effectiveness of a project team performance to include priming Project Managers and their project teams on key risks/opportunities in customer contracts, effectively participating as necessary in validation of projects won. In addition, active participation in regular progress meetings on a portfolio of projects tracking commercial fundamentals whilst also identifying areas for continuous improvement.
  • Commercial Management: Identify, notify, value and agree change (variations, Compensation Events, Claims) in line with contract provisions within required timescales, advising client at the earliest opportunity. Identify project and business risks and develop and implement mitigation strategies to minimise the impact of said risk. Identify project and business opportunities sand develop the necessary strategy to realise those opportunities. All supported by the Senior Quantity Surveyor where necessary.
  • Control: Preparation and submission of Interim application for payment, analysing payment notices and monitoring cash receipts. Progress recovery of outstanding debts and resolution of financial exceptions. Prepare and produce ongoing cost reconciliation and monthly project forecast reporting
  • People: Develop proactive and appropriate relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; to provide the appropriate guidance to make good business decisions
  • Reporting: Supporting the Project Manager contributing to regular and accurate monthly reporting to Business Manager via Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) report


Essential Requirements:

  • Must be able to attain UK Security Clearance,
  • Driving license


Desirable Requirements:

  • BA or BSc Degree
  • RICS, CIOB or equivalent membership preferred
  • Demonstrate use and understanding of NEC 3 / 4 forms of contract
  • UK Born National (Security requirement)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS packages including, Excel, Project and Word



  • To have successfully completed a minimum of 5 years as in a similar role, working with a project team and with the clients’ surveyor, in a main contracting / Subcontracting or project delivery environment, with experience of working with NEC3/NEC4 contract forms


Personal Qualities:

  • Confident and capable and able to work accurately under own initiative and within a team environment
  • Ability to learn quickly, understand client requirements and translate these into an effective solution.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Have good communication skills
  • Willingness to own workstreams
  • Self-motivated, professional, positive and a team player
NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

To express an interest in this position, e-mail recruitment@capula.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting the job reference number.