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Edinburgh, Midlothian Arcadis
At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

The energy landscape as we know it is rapidly transforming; generating and processing enough energy is a big challenge.

Join our Energy team and you will be part of an industry-leading team, where you can apply your skills to national energy transition challenges including several onshore mega projects.

As a Quantity Surveyor / Supply Chain professional you will join a team of cost managers, procurement professionals and project managers on a variety of projects in the energy power sector. Your role will support on the formation of effective category / commercial strategies, contract procurement, commercial administration of contracts during the execution phase to help support the safe delivery of value for money solutions of our client's programme, projects and business objectives.

As key driver in the successful formation and execution of the commercial strategy it is important that relationships are built and maintained with internal and external stakeholders such as Project Manager, Engineering, Marine, Estimating and accounts teams and the selected supply chain.

Role accountabilities:

Providing support to the Commercial and Procurement Management Team in the following areas:

Work with collaborative behaviours, in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation.
Supporting the development of effective commercial strategies including acquisition and contracting at programme, project and category as appropriate
Production of high-quality Tender Documentation, including collation of Works Information and other contract documents.
Managing and monitoring progress of variations or RFQ's (Request for Quotations)
Assessment and valuation of Contractor's applications and the processing of payment certificates in accordance with the contractual terms and conditions.
Administration of the Early Warning process.
Ensuring contractual deliverables are met.
Review of Contractor deliveries including where appropriate attending valuation and progress review meetings.
Monitor and report on commercial aspects of the contract/procurement activities and/or project flagging issues at the earliest opportunity.
Provision of advice and information on contract change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action, and producing required documentation.
Preparation of commercial cost reports and progress measurement.
Compilation of Supplier Performance and Lessons Learnt Reports.

Qualifications & Experience:

Experience of working as part of a team within a commercial environment.
Experience of industry standard procurement practices
Production of high-quality Tender Documentation, including collation of Works Information and other contract documents.
Experience of Payment applications & certificates
Experience in Forms of Contract (NEC and/or FIDIC) within the construction industry and major projects and programme environment (power, oil & gas, water, rail, etc.), ideally power.
Effective commercial / contract management in both pre- and post-contract skills are essential, with clear knowledge of best practice contract methodologies.
Experience working within a regulated sector would be beneficial.
Membership of (or working toward) the RICS / CIPS / CICES / IOB or equivalent professional body
Specific project experience with delivery of HV cables and equipment is welcomed.
Having a background in HV Power and Energy is beneficial; however, we welcome applications from those with relevant transferable experience
Experience of Assess Compensation Events/Variations
Experience of Early Warning Notices
Experience of Final Account assessments
Experience of Cost audits
Experience of Utilisations of contract management systems and finance systems
Understanding of contract performance measurement, risk management and change and claim management.
Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels is essential.

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2035.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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