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Associate Director, MPA Quantity Surveyor

Date: Jul 7, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team


Our Major Projects Advisory (MPA) team specialises in providing clarity to Boards, Executives and SRO’s at major public and private sector organisations, on the delivery of their projects and programmes. We work on some of the UK’s most strategically important programmes, and across all sectors including Natural Resources, Energy, Power & Utilities, Transport, Corporates, Oil & Gas, Defence, Health and Education.

Our MPA team comprises specialists with deep construction industry experience, from working for project owners, contractors, engineering consultants and others in the UK and overseas.

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities.

The Role

The UK MPA Team sit across three locations - London, Manchester and Birmingham, with travel to client locations throughout the UK and occasionally overseas as required.

The role is for an ambitious and professional Associate Director with a background in Quantity Surveying or Engineering with a good level of experience and understanding of the commercial management of major construction / infrastructure projects. We are seeking talented individuals that have experience working for major UK contractors, consulting or client organisations.

You will be working with colleagues to provide advice to or conduct project reviews for clients who may be project owners or contractors. Reviews may be focused around identifying whether projects are likely to be delivered to schedule and budget or to establish causative reasons for poorer than expected project performance. Assignments will also involve the review of processes and controls and advising on specific aspects of commercial management of contracts.

The Person

The role requires significant post-qualification experience with the following attributes:
- A deep understanding of the issues that impact project performance
- The ability to quickly assess new situations and data to provide a basis for developing an understanding of the causative issues.
- Set out a clear approach to taking on a new project issue in the most efficient manner
- Analytical approach to problem solving
- Capable of articulating effective solutions to project issues base on own knowledge and experience.
- Clear, concise, fact-based report writing
- Understanding of standard industry contractual forms
- Achieved RICS professional qualification or similar engineering qualification.
- Competent in producing and assessing project commercial reports

Experience in some of the following areas would also be of benefit:

- Project management
- Estimating
- Earned value management
- Risk management
- Programme management
- Claims, disputes, dispute avoidance
- Governance and control of projects

In addition to the technical requirements of the role we also expect the successful individual to be capable of:

- Working alone or in a team
- Providing appropriate advice to clients and managing client relationships
- Maintaining your requirements for continuing professional development
- Assisting with business development
- Coaching and mentoring staff where appropriate
- Playing an appropriate role in supporting the team’s business development initiatives
- Helping to convert opportunities to deliver work to potential clients
- Good stakeholder and client engagement

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