Construction and Framework Surveyor

University of Glassgow
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Construction and Framework Surveyor

Job Purpose

Supporting the Construction and Framework Commercial Manager, the Construction & Framework Surveyor (C&F Surveyor) will be responsible for providing a full range of professional contract and quantity surveying services related to the University's new build and refurbishment capital projects, as part of a transformational capital investment programme.

The C&F Surveyor will be responsible for supporting and developing highly effective controls, insight, performance measurement and value assessments across the capital programme, supporting effective delivery and control of the £1.6bn capital plan, comprising of an extensive number and broad scale of projects on an annual basis, c£150M per annum.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Construction and Framework Commercial Manager and work with the University Procurement team on the planning of frameworks and innovative contracting approaches which will ensure effective and efficient delivery of projects.
  • Support the delivery of a suite of effective controls to manage the capital programme, ensuring transparency of costs across the lifecycle of all projects.
  • Support and manage consultant and contractor frameworks, providing professional support, guidance and insight into market conditions and supply chains. Regularly undertake cost/market analysis and forecasting to support with internal cost development.
  • Ensure accurate and effective cost data and metrics are developed and measured across all projects and programmes, respond to any audit findings, and provide guidance on best practice to the Directorate.
  • Working with the Programme Management Office (PMO) develop an effective reporting system which allows individual project managers to have confidence in delivering projects, whilst also being able to inform governance boards on progress, trends and risks. Challenge and give assurance to all financial reporting working closely with the Framework Commercial Manager and Head of Estates Finance. Ensure reporting simplifies complex projects and programmes so that critical matters are highlighted to governance boards and Court committee members, identifying risks and trends to enable governance members clarity on areas of priority.
  • Develop the effective management of risk, ensuring all risks are identified and quantified, thereby reducing spend and exposure on delays. Lead appropriate workshops, Post Project reviews and discussions to identify risks, contribute to a departmental risk register and ensure adequate mitigation for successful delivery, escalating when an identified risk may impact on success.
  • Provide cost assurance across all projects and work closely with finance colleagues to ensure accurate monitoring and reporting of cashflow and total budget spend.
  • Working closely with Development Managers and Project Managers, lead and support on the delivery of tender exercises, including identifying the most appropriate methodology and route to market and the preparation of documentation with staff and/or external consultants
  • Preparation and review contractual documentation in liaison with Procurement colleagues, staff, and external consultants.Review and analyse tender returns, providing guidance and direction where cost and contractual queries arise.
  • Actively ensure appropriate contract controls are being evidenced on all projects via the Sypro Contract management platform and alongside the Programme Management Office (PMO). Identify and manage any commercial non-conformances.
  • Provide cost management analytical advice and expertise to PMs, Project Boards and Executives, ensuring that cost plans are produced to a high standard and that the programme delivers the financial, activity, workforce and quality outcomes defined.
  • Contribute to the preparation of funding bids relating to Estates Development Projects, including contribution to the preparation of grant applications and the administration and management of grants. Prepare reports for outside agencies and bodies in relation to external funding grants.
  • Preparation of cost estimates to support high level costing exercises prior to a cost consultant being engaged on a project for capital planning purposes or capital investment support, including assisting with preparation of Investment application paperwork.
  • Provide support to project staff and finance team on the analysis of costs provided by external consultants throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Procure, appoint and manage the services of external professional consultants and contractors to provide professional project monitoring, tracking, reporting, and acting as one interface between the University and the construction industry. Working alongside the PMO to analyse KPIs across both Lead Advisor and Contractor frameworks.
  • Develop and update costing tools, processes and templates which will support the effective development and delivery of projects.
  • Undertake lessons learned from internal procurement and commercial processes to develop improved methodologies, working alongside the PMO.
  • Effectively communicate with all relevant stakeholder communities, including reporting to project boards, engaging and managing stakeholders from across the University.
  • Engagement in professional development activities as appropriate to maintain and/or gain Professional Chartership.
  • Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



    A1 Ability to demonstrate the necessary strategic competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary professional knowledge and experience in a similar or number of different specialist roles. Or, Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9,10 or 11 (Ordinary/Honours Degree, Post Graduate Qualification), or equivalent including being professionally qualified in relevant discipline with a range of professional experience.

    A2 Qualified to Degree level and Chartered Membership of CIOB, RICS, or other relevant Professional Body. (or working towards Chartered Membership).

    A3 Thorough knowledge of NEC Contracts and partnership working on refurbishment and/or new build projects.


    B1 Knowledge of H&S within the construction industry.

    B2 Knowledge of Higher Education and Public Sector Procurement, including Treasury Guidance economic appraisals.

    B3 A knowledge of the finances of capital projects and financial reporting in relation to project and programmes in construction.



    C1 Excellent skills in influencing and an ability to effectively challenge and test across a diverse stakeholder group with subject matter knowledge.

    C2 Proven ability to deliver oversight, undertaking detailed analysis and assurance on projects.

    C3 Proven ability to working effectively to timescales and to be able to deliver under pressure.

    C4 Excellent ability to analyse and evaluate complex facts and figures across a wide range of contract issues, considering legislation and commercial implications to develop appropriate solutions.

    C5 Ability to liaise and co-operate with people across organisational boundaries to achieve effective delivery.

    C6 Effective negotiation and diplomacy skills.

    C7 Proven ability to work methodically under pressure and deal with multiple projects with limited supervision.

    C8 Effective written and communication skills to produce clear documents and content.

    C9 Ability to use/develop IT systems and software packages. E.g., MS Packages, Programming tools.


    D1 Knowledge and experience of using Project Online/ Sypro.

    D2 Knowledge and experience of using PowerBI.



    E1 Experience of managing and developing complex projects and programmes across a large organisation, public or private sector, with a demonstrable track record in estate management and delivery of a range of capital development programmes and projects.

    E2 Experience of working with matrix managed professional teams, successfully influencing without line management control.

    E3 Experience of service delivery and building and managing customer relationships

    E4 Experience of implementing and maintaining appropriate systems to enable effective planning and cost reporting.

    E5 Proven experience of working co-operatively with people across organisational boundaries to achieve effective delivery.

    E6 Experience of managing large project budgets, and analysing and reporting on these.


    F1 Previous experience working in a HE, Government or Public Sector.

    F2 Experience of working with historic properties.

    Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

    This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

    As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

    As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

    1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

    2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

    3 A flexible approach to working.

    4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www.

    We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

    We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

    We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

    Vacancy Ref : 139237 Close Date : 07-Apr-2024 23:45

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