AECOM Project Surveyor in Oxford, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Oxfordshire, Oxford

Job Summary

AECOM are currently seeking a Quantity Surveyor to be based in our Oxford office where you will provide a comprehensive, accurate and value driven service for large, high profile and exciting key Clients in the Residential, Infrastructure and Health sectors.

As QS, you will work as part of the team to help deliver all aspects of quantity surveying from inception of a project through to completion. You will work on a number of projects, varying in complexity, ranging in value from £5 – £200m. The current projects will include:-

  1. Residential - Large Housing Scheme in West London for Housing Provider – This 950 unit scheme is mixed tenure which will be built over several phases. AECOM are appointed to provide the Cost Adviser role for RIBA Stages 1-4 which could lead on to an Employer’s Agent role during the construction stage.

  2. Infrastructure - Various road projects for local councils – AECOM are providing cost advice on a number of road schemes (re-surfacing, re-alignment, traffic management, roundabouts, etc) for local councils in and around the South East of England. Cost advice ranges from high level estimating to detailed Bill of Quantity production. Project value ranges from £500K – £10 million.

  3. Healthcare – Numerous refurbishment projects for a large NHS Foundation Trust in London – AECOM are providing pre and post contract cost advice on serveral schemes ranging from £2M to £11 million. The projects generally involve the decanting of an existing ward space to create areas for other services. The projects are generally managed under the NEC3 Option A contract.


  • Feasibility estimates, cost planning (presenting with no supervision), contract procurement, tender documentation, contract administration, value engineering and commercial awareness, fee generation, dispute resolution, post contract management (competent in cost reporting).

  • Drive performance standards through expert communication and effective use of the performance management process.

  • Work on projects of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors and appropriate problem solving.

  • Manage projects effectively using ePM and other appropriate management systems/protocols.

  • Be aware of and develop marketing opportunities and where appropriate bring to the attention of Directors and the Business Development Department, in order that they may assist in following up potential leads enabling the development of new business.

  • Accumulate robust benchmarking data for future cost planning purposes.


  • Cost Planning: Area Schedules, Measurement of Quantities and entry onto Estimating software, Cost planning, Presenting Cost plan.

  • Tender Documentation: BQ/Pricing Schedule Measurement, Preliminaries/Appendices, Team/Project leader for Design & Build and Traditional procurement routes.

  • Tender Evaluation: Review and Analysis of Tenders, Tender Reports.

  • Feasibility Estimates.

  • Value Engineering and Commercial Awareness.

  • Risk Management.

  • Post Contract Cost Management: Preparation of Valuations, Final Accounts, Cost Reporting, Change Control.

  • Post Contract Project Management: Acting as Employer’s Agent on Design and Build projects, issuing instructions, chairing meetings, managing the defect rectification process, issuing Notice of Completion of Making Good Certificates.

  • Contract Procurement.

  • Fee Generation through existing Client Relationship and repeat business, supporting the development of new relationships on behalf of the business.

Minimum Requirements

  • Able to work under own initiative where appropriate, but also keen to work as part of a team and to be mentored and to develop and progress in their career development.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills – Client facing.

  • Very good numeracy skills.

  • Good knowledge of NEC3 and JCT suite of contracts.

  • Good knowledge of NRM1 and NRM2.

  • Keenness to challenge, but in an engaging, not aggressive way.

  • An enthusiasm to go the extra mile, to provide great client service.

  • Articulate and able to interface directly and confidently with Client Leads and Design Team Principals. Achieves the highest standards of professional competence and to demonstrate this ability in all dealings with clients and professional contacts, reinforcing the profile of the company.

  • Champions a safe and secure working culture in accordance with SHE guidelines and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally Degree Qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar qualification and hold or working towards Chartered status.

  • Some experience in the Oxford offices key sectors with experience and training within a PQS business.

  • Proven post qualification experience.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190355BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.