In the role of Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of full quantity surveying services on a variety of different construction and maintenance projects and will play a key role in ensuring that value for money is achieved on all Estates projects and initiatives.
The role will be based within the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Headquarters, based within Edinburgh, however there may be a requirement for you to work from home and other SPS sites and locations. There may also be an opportunity for you to work from a SPS site closer to home.
SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.
Qualified to Degree level, or above (or equivalent), in Quantity Surveying.
Membership of the RICS or actively working towards full membership status.
Experience of delivering quantity surveying services on a variety of complex projects and programmes, within a multi-site/multi-buildings environment.
Leading and Supporting
Experience of providing leadership, support and direction to others and teams, with the ability to influence and empower others to deliver strategic outcomes.
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Excellent analytical and decision making skills with an ability to recognise problems and reach sound and balanced decisions and implement solutions.
Planning, Implementation and Control
Evidence of your excellent organisational skills, demonstrating your ability to prioritise, forward plan, manage competing demands, and work under pressure to ensure outputs are delivered within organisational timescales.
Building and Maintaining Relationships
Accomplished people management skills with the ability to build and maintain effective, working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey information both verbally and in writing, ensuring it is presented in a manner which is accessible and understandable to a variety of audiences and readership.