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Quantity Surveyor

Salary £50,526 - £55,119

Working with us:

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – as long as you’re able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 1-2 days a week and attend our regular team meetings in person, we embrace a hybrid working model as much as possible.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with. We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

About the role:

Working within the Procurement Department this role with develop and establish an independent cost management and assurance services for the delivery of programmes and project providing commercial governance for sponsors and the senior leadership team.

The projects and programmes could come from any of our Departments providing a variety of activities, however, there will be particular focus on working with our Operational Departments to help provide assurance to demonstrate value for money in the delivery of our strategic objectivities and activities.

This is a perfect time to join the Authority as we embark on our next three year business plan and at the heart of the plan is to ensure sustainable and carbon neutral solutions.  This is a new role which will support our Operational Departments to develop these exciting opportunities.

The organisation has expanded significantly in recent years and critical to the success of this role is to ensure we embed a commercial culture within our employees and champion best practice.

Working with the Head of Procurement and Department Heads you will drive the road map to identify areas to maximise value and improve the commercial maturity of project teams.

For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.

About you:

  • An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills to influence multi-disciplinary specialist to deliver sustainable projects whilst considering cost saving initiatives and innovation.
  • Experience of establishing cost management frameworks to provide assurance across programmes and projects across the project lifecycle through a risk managed approach and proportionate methodologies.
  • The ability to build good relationships with project teams and with our key strategic delivery partners to ensure collaborative and open ways of working.
  • You will champion to develop and to ensure continuous improvement of good commercial acumen with the evolvement of a community of practice.  
  • Inquisitive with good powers of intuition to enable you to spot issues at an early stage and put in place appropriate action to deliver the right outcome to support our vision.
  • An advocate of counter fraud, bribery and corruption initiatives and vision of ‘working together to find and stop fraud’.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.   We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the HR team by email at   or by phone on 0345 762 6848.

Other essential information


Application closing date: Thursday 22nd September 2022

Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements. 

Changes to the UK’s Immigration following the UK’s departure from the EU

Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.

EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply.  Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.

EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.  This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021.  If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply. 


Quantity Surveyor

The Coal Authority
United Kingdom
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 5 Sep 2022

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