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Quantity Surveyor OCC613797

Job details


Salary range: £47,420 - £50,512 per annum 

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent 


Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed



Why Oxfordshire?


Oxfordshire has a wonderful balance between beautiful Cotswold countryside and quaint villages and towns against the urban dynamic of the world renowned university City of Oxford and surrounding market towns. It is a thriving county with one of the fastest growing economies in the country with a rapidly growing science sector in the Science Vale area and around the county and is the base for many national and internationally recognised companies and organisations. Oxford has good transport links to London and the rest of the country.


Oxfordshire is investing to deliver infrastructure and support the provision of up to 100,000 new homes, to re-shape infrastructure and provide diverse and smart transport solutions for all.



About us


The programme is expected to run until 2031 and involves joint initiatives between the private and the public sector, providing an unparalleled opportunity to include yourself in a county-wide challenge.


The Construction and Contract Management Team is part of the Highway Infrastructure Delivery Service within the Environment and Place Directorate and supports the delivery of a half a billion pound plus capital infrastructure programme over the coming years.



About the role


You will act as a quantity surveyor in the areas of ECC NEC contract management, programme and budget management, contract costing, early contract involvement and estimation.


You will support the senior quantity surveyor and group manager in the contract and commercial management of the delivery of a varied range of major highway projects. You will be working alongside the Quantity Surveyors, NEC Project Managers and NEC Supervisors to provide commercial and contract management of a variety of major transport projects. This will involve working closely with contractors, stakeholders, design teams and project managers to deliver quality and value for money. Your role will also be required to monitor and drive performance improvement and relationship management across all teams, internal and external.


If you are looking for a professional challenge and to develop your career this role at Oxfordshire County Council is the right choice for you.



About you


We are looking for significant experience in delivering commercial and contract management of highway infrastructure projects. We are looking for commercial and contract skills and experience of people involved in the delivery of construction.


Relevant accredited qualifications and experience of contract supervision and delivery of construction projects are essential. A good knowledge of contract and commercial management is essential. A good knowledge of CDM Regulations and Safety Regulations is desirable.



Rewards and benefits



  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays  
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Patrick Mulvihill, Group Manager on



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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

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Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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