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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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Quantity Surveyor - Leading Rail & Civil Engineering Contractor

  • Job added:   9 February 2019
  • Salary:   £40000 - £50000/annum Package
  • Location:   St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • County:   Hertfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209435217
  • Company:   CV-Library
The primary purpose of this site based role is to assist with the provision of:

Managing the Commercial aspect of a variety of London Underground projects and to assist in the achievement of the Company’s financial performance targets and goals. Supporting and focussing the project teams to optimise the margin for the Company whilst producing client satisfaction and protecting from commercial risk

The key tasks of this role include but are not limited to:

* Ensure Interim Applications for Payment are submitted and agreed within contract timescales

* Ensure final accounts are resolved at the earliest opportunity

* Identification, control or avoidance of risk at both project and company level

* Oversee the placement and management of sub-contract accounts

* Support dispute protocol

* Develop and improve relationships within project teams and with the client

* Manage change and complete valuations

Candidates for this role must be effective team players and should meet the following criteria:

* Be Degree qualified with 3 years relevant experience is desirable

* In depth knowledge of the NEC 3 / 4 and MF / 1 forms of contract

* Extensive experience of working in a contracting commercial department within the fields of Electrical and Mechanical or minor building works.

* Good working knowledge of London Underground working principles, practices, methods and standards.

* Have understanding of legislation in force relating to Commercial aspects of the Construction Industry

* Strategic thinker with a proven record of managing change

* Politically astute with the ability to broker agreement

* In-depth knowledge of dispute resolution practices and methods

* Have good communication and interpersonal and team working skills with the ability to influence at all levels

* Have good organisational/accuracy skills

* Be IT literate in MS Office applications

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