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Programme Quantity Survery (Capital Programme) WMF1085e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Cumbria / Various
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Westmorland and Furness Council is an ambitious authority that will shape public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We are committed to putting our customers and communities first, and to be at the heart of everything we do. For more information, please see Welcome to Westmorland & Furness | Westmorland and Furness Council.

About this opportunity

The Capital Programme team is responsible for the core delivery of the Council’s c.£80m-£100m/year Capital Programme developing projects which make a real ‘on the ground’ difference to our communities, places and people in Westmorland and Furness. On a daily basis the programme develops and maintains new council buildings including care homes, schools, community centres and offices; construct’s and maintains highways and cycleways; builds new flood defences and drives the council’s internal decarbonisation programme for its services.

This role will be responsible for oversight of commercial and surveying matters on projects / contracts up to £20million.The role will help to deliver highways programmes of work including major infrastructure pipeline projects in Westmorland and Furness.

We are looking for a self-reliant and driven individual who have excellent knowledge of Quantity Surveying or Commercial Programme / Project Management who can apply their expertise in an infrastructure or building related discipline. Candidates with experience of quantity surveying, civil engineering or contract management would be well suited to this role.

With light touch support from the Capital Programme Control Manager candidates will provide expert commercial and surveying input for major contracts or multiple smaller contracts at any or all programme life-cycle stages from initial feasibility to completion and asset handover. The candidate will be used to standard forms of contract (e.g. NEC) and should be used to managing supplier relationships in commercial settings where public money is being spent, often under grant funding conditions. Candidates may be asked to be a line manager or mentor for junior colleagues. 

You can expect to work in a high performing team with likeminded individuals. You can also expect high amounts of accountability and responsibility to help the whole Council deliver its decarbonisation programme.

For an informal chat, please contact the Recruitment Manager James Daplyn on 07901518571 or

What can we offer you!

With Morecambe Bay, the Lake District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Eden Valley all on your doorstep, The Westmorland and Furness Council area is truly a wonderful place to work and live. In addition, the Council can offer you:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities/ work base
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: 11th June 2024

Interview date: TBC

Interviews will be in person. The location of interviews will be notified to candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage for this specific position. If you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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