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Salary: 40,000 Recruitment and Retention Allowance of 3,000 payable in addition to the basic salary + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge
We are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team to provide pre and post contract quantity surveying services in support of the British Armed Forces.

As part of the Major Programmes and Projects (MPP) Army facing team, your expertise will be called upon to undertake a variety of estimating, reporting, cost modelling, bench marking and value for money studies for the delivery of Capital Projects. The MoD estate consists of a vast range of buildings and infrastructure including Living Accommodation and Messes, Technical Facilities, offices, gyms and learning facilities.

Team members work together to succeed; joining our team you will be willing to adapt to changing priorities whilst applying proven personal and professional skills. The outcome of which can be very exciting, in the knowledge that you will have helped craft the Defence Estate for a better experience for serving personnel and their families!

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.

You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

Responsibilities
Main Responsibilities
In your day to day role you will find yourself undertaking the following:

Cost Estimating and Monitoring
Provision of early stage cost advice and estimates for Capital projects. To include Three Point Estimating Techniques, Cost Benchmark setting, risk analysis and spend profile forecasting.
Provide cost advice and mentorship through a projects' lifecycle of RIBA stages (0-6).

Cost Data and Value for Money Bench marking
Working collaboratively with appointed external consultants, Technical Support Providers (TSP), providing assurance on all cost and financial deliverables and validating Business Case evidence.
Supporting Project Management and Commercial functions with external consultancy appointments by analysing and evaluating fee proposals.

Tender Evaluation and Implementation
Assist in tender documentation preparation and tender analysis.
Providing support to the production of Investment Appraisals, Sensitivity Analysis, Public sector Comparators and input to Outline and Full Business Cases as required.

Build and Commission
Providing assistance to Project Management and Commercial functions with Change Control cost management, for both the TSP commission and Compensation Events.
Supporting production of regular project cost reports and out turn cost forecasts.

Employment Hours
The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working, Part-Time working and Job Share working patterns will be considered.

Allowances
Recruitment and Retention Allowance of 3,000 payable in addition to the basic salary.

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Desirable Experience & Skills
Membership Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Essential

Qualifications
Degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Economics

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions


Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Government Property Career Framework: Technical Skill 1 Property Professional Expertise - Practitioner Level
  • Government Property Career Framework: Technical Skill 5 Analytical Decision Making - Practitioner Level
  • Government Property Career Framework: Technical Skill 8 Commercial Acumen - Practitioner Level


Benefits

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:
Highly competitive Pension Scheme
Flexi-time scheme
Alternative working practices such as working from home
25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years service
Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queens birthday
Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development
Professional and Personal Development of skills
Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

About DIO
DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:
Meaningful, purposeful work
The ability to learn and grow
The right opportunities and resources
To care about your wellbeing
To feel valued and included

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:
Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
Provide utilities services
Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
Provide a safe place to train
Allocate Service Families Accommodation
Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
Act as steward of the Defence estate
Provide the unarmed guarding service

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

Applications will be sifted on all Success Profile elements, but in the event of a high number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the lead Behaviour Leadership and Technical Competencies

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:

Behaviours:
Leadership
Making Effective Decisions

Experience:
CV: Job History

Technical: Government Property Career Framework: Practitioner Level
Technical Skill 1 Property Professional Expertise
Technical Skill 5 Analytical Decision Making
Technical Skill 8 Commercial Acumen

At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:

Behaviour:
Delivering at Pace

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing: July 4th

Interviews are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams and will be conducted week commencing: July 18th

A minimum of 2 full working days notice will be provided for interviews. Band B posts will be given 7 days notice.

We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

To assist with your application please find attached below:

Framework

For help and support with your application check out our
Civil Service Careers Homepage and the How to apply section

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
Industry
Construction, Architecture, Property
Job Sector
Construction
Job Position
Quantity Surveyor/PQS
Estimated Salary
£40,000.00 / year
City/Town
Oswestry
Address
Whittington, Oswestry, UK
Post date
Closing date
Reference Number
218730

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