Quantity Surveyor

  • Competitive + Car / Car Allowance + 25 days annual leave + Statutory, Contributory Pension
  • Dungeness, Shepway, Kent
  • Costain

Are you diligent with an eye for detail? Are you a proactive team player with Commercial experience? We have an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor (QS) to work on our EDF Framework in Dungeness, Kent.

The Quantity Surveyor will have worked in a multi discipline organisation, be able to work to tight deadlines within a highly regulated environment with relevant commercial and procurement experience within similar industry sectors.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures. Costain supports Energy Nuclear Generation to maximise the lifespan of its eight UK nuclear power stations. Costain's role is to provide project controls and commercial managed services to portfolios and programmes of work across all of EDF's eight UK nuclear power stations. As part of this work Costain will develop people capability in core project control skills and provide specialist support to EDF's Central Technical Organisation to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiencies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing quantity surveying support to the EDF Energy Generation work portfolio. The main focus will be to work with the Project team to assist in maintaining the commercial health and resourcing (by suppliers) for the portfolio of work. You will also assist in developing, promoting and maintaining a commercial capability for all projects through effective mobilisation of various EDF Energy Generation, Contractor and Supplier resources.

Ideally, you will have Nuclear experience and have a good multi discipline pre / post contract commercial knowledge & experience, (although not essential).


Proven project and commercial management success

An analytical bias with the ability to provide solutions to issues

Well versed in modern commercial management techniques within complex, multi-functional organisations/ project environments

Understanding of commercial, contractual and financial project drivers

Understanding of commercial contracting strategies within an engineering environment

An understanding of delivery techniques in regulated markets


Minimum of HNC/HND in an Engineering discipline or equivalent

Professional membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. RICS)

MACostE desirable  

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

 As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer. 


Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future

Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life

Incentive payments to recognise high-performance

Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially

Funded membership to a professional Institute

Private healthcare and dental packages

Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme

Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be

Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community

Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain


Costain, and the Armed Forces

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we’ll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.


Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: 2020-4326