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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Estimator for Leading Civils & Rail Contractor - NW London

  • Job added:   18 December 2019
  • Salary:   £30000 - £60000/annum Salary Negotiable
  • Location:   North West London, Greater London
  • County:   Greater London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210606741
  • Company:   CV-Library
Responsibilities

Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:

* Producing accurate and comprehensive estimates in a timely and efficient manner

* Controlling and managing the estimating process at project level

* Developing and promoting estimating good practice within NEWCO

* Producing all estimates in accordance with relevant client procedures, work instructions, systems (eg CostX, RIB, CATO, etc) and processes

* Applying and using recognised, appropriate method of measurement rules (eg RMM) in the preparation of all estimates

* Supporting client procurement teams with tender and/or contract price analysis and reference to baseline and revised estimates

* Supporting client commercial teams with unit cost modelling, costs analysis feedback for final account and/or significant contract scope proposed change analysis and preparation of project close-out analysis

Supporting the collation of data for KPIs as defined and required

Qualifications

Requirements:

* BSc in quantity surveying or equivalent

* Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

* A minimum of five years’ technical delivery experience in the provision of estimating and/or QS services

* Pre- and post-contract experience

* Understanding of project management, planning, risk and investment processes

* Working knowledge of cost planning techniques for the financial control of projects during design development stages

* Proficient in use of unit cost modelling tools

* Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills

* Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute

* A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible

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