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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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Project Quantity Surveyor - Rail & Civils Main Contractor

  • Job added:   3 March 2019
  • Salary:   £40000 - £50000/annum Car / Pension / Healthcare
  • Location:   Ashford, Kent
  • County:   Kent
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209598072
  • Company:   CV-Library
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing commercial and contractual administration of numerous projects including: Station Upgrades, Bridges and general civils; including identifying opportunities offering best value to the customer, maximising profitability and limiting commercial risk.

Reporting to the Managing Surveyor you will work closely with site management teams to ensure contract objectives and margins are met.

The role will involve:

* Preparation of interim and final accounts

* Manage day to day commercial and contract activities

* Sub-contract procurement ensuring maximum value for money

* Sub-contract valuations and final accounts

* Preparation of Compensation Events/variations

* Contractual correspondence

* Commercial reporting and cost forecasting

* Procurement of professional service for design etc.

Individual requirements:

* A relevant professional Quantity Surveying qualification or proficient management experience within the construction industy

* Woking knowledge of NEC 3 and JCT Conditions of Contract

* Ability to undertake site measures when required

* Ability to work clearly and accurately under pressure and tight timescales

* Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills

* Computer literate, with a good understanding of excel

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