Quantity Surveyor – Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme Jobs in Cambridge – England – UK at British Antarctic Survey

Title: Quantity Surveyor – Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme

Company: British Antarctic Survey

Location: Cambridge – England – UK

Type: Full Time

Category: Engineering, Energy/Power Generation

Salary: Salary 30782 GBP Yearly GBP 30782 YEAR

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A great opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic and capable quantity surveyor to join the Project Management Office (PMO) at the British Antarctic Survey.

With huge variety in the projects we are delivering, the successful candidate can expect to gain experience in many aspects of infrastructure delivery including the specific Antarctic factors such as logistics, environment and science interfaces. You will be based at the BAS head office in Cambridge surrounded by a large team of highly committed people passionate about delivering and supporting polar science. There may also be opportunities to spend time in Antarctica during both the development and construction delivery phases of the projects.

We expect all team members to grow and develop their careers significantly through their involvement in this programme. It is a fast moving environment and no two days are the same, which is part of the challenge and the excitement, however we have a strong team that supports each other and allows us to be successful.


The successful candidate will be part of a team tasked with delivering one of the most exciting and challenging programmes of infrastructure projects ever commissioned by NERC/BAS.

NERC/BAS will shortly take delivery of its new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. This is part of a £225M programme of works, which also includes a number of land based infrastructure projects, such as wharf upgrades and station buildings and services improvements at the research stations. A separate programme of station improvements at Rothera (the UK Antarctic Hub) has also been agreed giving a total budget of over £300M currently being invested in improving our Antarctic infrastructure. These projects are known collectively as the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP). Future phases of this programme have now been identified with significant additional spend over the next ten years.

NERC/BAS has entered into long term partnering contracts with a Technical Advisor and a Construction Partner in order to deliver this challenging programme.

The AIMP projects are part of a Government capital investment for the development of sustainable and efficient infrastructure. In addition, BAS is embarking on an extensive programme of transformation to achieve a number of objectives including using resources more effectively, realising the benefits of capital investments and the integration of BAS business systems and capability with other BAS functions.

BAS has set up a Project Management Office (AIM PMO). This role sits within the PMO and is responsible for providing commercial support to all the projects.

The partnership is committed to working collaboratively with very strong and positive shared values and behaviours. Our delivery model is to adopt best practice in all areas such as sustainability, innovation, BIM, Government Soft Landings, benefits realisation and continuous improvement, amongst others. We expect all new members of the team to help us develop so that our model can be demonstrated to be an exemplar of infrastructure delivery, one which has helped transform the way BAS is able to deliver science in Antarctica.

For this position we are looking for a quantity surveyor with:

Experience working in the construction industry

Experience managing projects us…

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