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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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Senior Quantity Surveyor for leading Rail Contractor- £12m sheme

  • Job added:   16 August 2019
  • Salary:   £55000 - £70000/annum Salary Negotiable
  • Location:   Slough, Berkshire
  • County:   Berkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210626090
  • Company:   CV-Library
Senior Quantity Surveyor

Salary negotiable plus excellent benefit package

Reporting to the Project Manager on site, the Senior Surveyor is responsible for all commercial and contractual matters on the site allocated to them and should be able to effectively manage surveyors and or assistant surveyors to successfully deliver that project. On larger more intricate projects may be required to carry out the same tasks for a section or sections of the works reporting to a Managing Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager.


* Ensuring there is effective cost management of the project through regular and accurate forecasting and cost/value reporting.

* Lead and manage the procurement process to maximise profit and ensure subcontract orders are placed on time and in accordance with the company policy. (including references taken, suitable levels of HSEQ etc)

* Monitor and maximise cash flow.

* Support, advise, develop and train all members of the site team on commercial matters.

* Mentor and develop the surveyors within the specific project team.

* Be aware of the contractual requirements of the project, advise the site team on key requirements and ensure that all notices and other matters are actioned accordingly to protect the companies contractual position (Main, Sub-Contracts and consultancy agreements)

* Act and ensure others are acting in the companies best commercial interests at all times.

* To act professionally at all times and promote the company’s best standards and practices

* Monitor and chase Main Contract payments.

Required Qualifications / Expertise

* An accredited course by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) or the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

* Alternatively, a degree with some numerical or technical is advantageous. Relevant HND subjects include building/construction, urban and land studies, civil engineering and structural engineering.

* Adequate experience as an Assistant QS/QS.

* A degree in QS and relevant experience obtained

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