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Associate Director - Quantity Surveyor - Infrastructure Advisory

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


The Team


The Major Projects Advisory practice is a global practice within KPMG, with practices in the UK, USA, Australia, South Africa, India and the Middle East. The UK practice is well-established with a team of circa 50 people who work occasionally on overseas assignments.

Our focus is on major infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients in particular in the following sectors:

- Transportation
- Natural resources
- Power and utilities
- Oil, gas and process engineering
- Defence

The Role


The UK MPA Team sit across three locations - London, Manchester and Birmingham. For this role you will be working from our London office in Canary Wharf but will need to frequently travel to client locations throughout the UK and occasionally overseas.

The role is for a Quantity Surveyor or an Engineer 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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