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Our Vacancy

Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Whitehaven
  • 21/05/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,500 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Job Description

Assystem is a key member of the AXIOM alliance – a joint venture providing significant engineering services to the nuclear industry.

Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator

Staff / Contractor


  • Compliance with applicable health, safety & environment procedures, policies, legislative and regulatory requirements. Record health and safety observations on a monthly basis.
  • Liaison with the Project Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Cost Engineer concerning all aspects of contract management within specific Value Streams.
  • NEC3 Contract Management using CEMAR. All communications are dealt with on time and within CEMAR timescales – meeting KPI.
  • Regular review of progress of work against schedule and cost and highlight any issues to DSI and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure CEMAR is kept up to date with correct start and completion dates.
  • Produce and submit quotations within specific Value Streams in both an effective and timely manner.
  • Contract management of specific Value Stream portfolios including; Task Order, Sub Task Order and CE responses (including estimate, schedule, risks, organisation charts) Joint Governance Assurance Review approval, DSA Task Feedback Form reviews, EW’s (risks and opportunities), and Task Order close-outs in accordance with AXIOM procedures.
  • Management of Subcontractors including obtaining and reviewing quotations and raising Purchase Requisitions.
  • Review and approval of Subcontractor invoices


  • Contractual submissions via CEMAR pre and post Joint Governance Assurance Review (JGAR) compliant with the AXIOM Delegated Authorities Schedule. Approval of subcontractor invoices up to £20k/month.


  • Deliver commercial management of design services in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals, objectives and quality requirements. Demonstrate value, minimising programme risks (threats) and maximising opportunities.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Manage the DSA (Design Services Alliance) task feedback process within specific Value Streams, to achieve timely fee realisation and dissemination of any relevant LFE (learn from experience) to all relevant parties.
  • Undertake training as and when required to improve effectiveness within the job role.
  • Assist in the production of working instructions for existing or new ways of working.
  • Actively participate in safety awareness initiatives.
  • Support the DSA Improvements Programme Support the DSA Sustainability initiatives
  • Supporting the delivery of positive KPI’s, earned value performance and milestone achievement within specific Value Streams.
  • Supporting of detailed forward forecasting of manhours costs, fee moderation and final outturn costs within specific Value Streams. Submit FTC’s when required.
  • Produce monthly project reports and present at monthly project reviews, covering all aspects of performance within specific Value Streams.
  • Review and check payment applications within specific Value Streams, to support accurate and timely cash flow.
  • Key interface with Cost Engineers

My profile

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience working in a fast-paced project environment
  • Familiar with working under NEC3 contracts
  • Good working knowledge of CEMAR
  • Can demonstrate strong communication skills

Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme


Hybrid remote/in-office

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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