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Senior Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior Commercial Manager, UK and Ireland

Requisition ID:  235980

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/31/2021

Senior Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior Commercial Manager, UK and Ireland


Bechtel Limited is seeking applicants for existing and potential projects.    



Bechtel is looking for Senior QS / Commercial Managers to be based at jobsites, the role(s):

1.    Reports to a Bechtel Project Manager (PM).

2.    Manages the Contracts and Procurement team working within an NEC contracts environment.

3.    Coordinates directly with Client executive team.

4.    Leads and assists definition of commercial strategy including formation, administration and closeout. Responsible for execution of agreed strategy.

5.    Coordinates activities across the project to enable safe scope delivery with risks reasonably mitigated.

6.    Makes presentations to the Bechtel PM, the Client and Bechtel corporate teams on the status of commercial matters.

7.    Manages the team to effectively resolve compensation events and disputes fairly, including coordination with legal as may be required.



Supervision Received:

  • Reports directly to the Project Manager.
  • Receives functional guidance from the Regional Manager of Contracts and Procurement.

Supervision Exercised:

  • Provides operational supervision and technical guidance to (Sub)Contract Administrator(s), Contract Specialist(s).



  • Define contracting strategy in consultation with client and other functions with consideration of NCE options.
  • Responsible for the development and management of appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance with NEC (sub)contract terms and conditions.
  • Lead team(s) to establishment of systems, procedures and controls in coordination with others and aligned to project and company standards. 
  • Analyze contract general terms and conditions to highlight areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the scope of work. As work proceeds, make recommendations to the PM and Client on the mitigation of  these risks; closely monitor and support remedial actions and recommend appropriate tradeoffs.
  • Responsible for working with the other Project Team members to ensure that Bechtel or customer related actions or inactions which could result in compensation events are identified and mitigated.
  • Maintain a working relationship with Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Legal and Risk Management to facilitate organizational interfaces.
  • Provide reviews and analysis of the (sub)contract financial data, establish budgets and develop Key Performance Indicators for timely decisions.
  • Guide and assist continuous improvement and utilization of best practices.
  • Provide contracts reviews/audits to projects to identify potential contracts problems and process improvement opportunities. Assist in the development and implementation of systems and resources as necessary.
  • Communicate successes/lessons learned to the Corporate Contracts function for use in improving contract tools, upgrading the skills of Contracts personnel and improving workshops.



  • Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, or Construction Management
  • Experience with NEC contract options of 5+ years.
  • Experience in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling.
  • Proficiency in the formation and administration of (sub)contracts through the several steps of bidder pre-qualification, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, award, monitoring the performance of contractors, back charge procedures, and resolution of compensation events and disputes.
  • Thorough knowledge of (sub)contract administration, home office and field procedures and documents relating to a multi-discipline construction project.
  • Direct experience in the function of managing workload distribution and execution of the work as well as team development, personnel interviews, selection, salary planning, classification changes, performance evaluation, career counseling, transfers and terminations.


What we offer

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:


Flexible Working

Private Medical Coverage

Life Insurance Program

Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Program

Long Term Disability Scheme


Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.