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Quantity Surveyor

Manchester, Cheshire, CW2 8QQ, United Kingdom
March 25, 2011

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Timothy Talbot

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Undergraduate

Personal Profile

A confident, motivated and credible individual, passionate about pursuing a career in quantity surveying. Has demonstrated versatility and the ability to analyse / work under pressure delivering cost advice, tender documentation and post contract reports to an extremely high standard. Does not shy away from challenges and is extremely willing to learn and develop to become an accomplished surveyor.

Currently completing the final year of a four year degree which has included Fifteen months experience in industry with Volker Rail and Laing O’Rauke

To further the intention of becoming an accomplished chartered surveyor, I have also completed twelve months of the Assessment of Professional Competence under a student membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (United Kingdom).

Work Experience

Volker Rail, Nuneaton Assistant Quantity Surveyor May 2008 - October 2009

Nuneaton Resignalling and Remodelling (27/05/2008 to 05/01/2009)

• Manage Sub contract packages through out the final stage of the project

• Final account the project

• Approximate value – £32 Million

- Worked and actively communicated directly with the client on a day to day basis.

- Showed versatility and the ability to adapt to new working environments and unfamiliar tasks.

- Gained experience in presenting and negotiating in claim workshop meetings with a contractor.

- Completed targets set by client when carrying out progress assessments on site.

- Completed applications for payment and submitted these to the clients

- Successfully negotiated applications for payment with the client

- Managed and co-ordinated labour supply for a 22 day blockade


Volker Rail + Laing O’Rauke, Manchester Assistant Quantity Surveyor May 2008 - Present

Manchester Metro Link Project (05/01/2009 to Present)

• Manage Sub contract packages through out the project

• Manage and Over see Blockade period

• Approximate value – £520million

- Gained experience working along side another contractor

- Learnt how to operate under different management

- Successfully presented work to project directors

- Managed, co-ordinated and final accounted labour supply, resources and materials for a 45 day blockade worth over 5million pounds

- Successfully monitored and managed 25 sub contractors working on the project

- Allocated 7million pound Sub contractor to manage

- The Project was awarded under a bespoke Form of contract to a company called Mpact. Mpact is a Joint venture between Volker rail and Laing O’Rauke

- Formal submission of estimates for additional works instructed by the client

- Production of weekly CVR’s, period cost reports, periodic earned value, project budgets and cash flow forecasting, staff cost allocations and forward workload reports.

- Analysis and evaluation of tender budgets for cost coding and activity budget splits.

- Analysis and recommendations for subcontract and key material procurement packages.

Morrison’s General Assistant October 2004 - March 2008

• Assisting in general duties and the running of the store

- Involved general duties, like shelf stacking, stock rotation, dealing with customers enquires, obeying with current health and safety laws by ensuring areas of the department meet fresh food standards. Also taking part in senior roles in the department running, for example delegating tasks to other workers, organizing staffing levels and rotor arrangement for the following weeks, as well as dealing with ordering new stocks and making sure current stock levels are sufficient.

Bentley Motor Cars, Crewe Design Team Member June 2004 - September 2004

• Problem Solving Design Issues

- Worked as a part of the design team in Bentley motor cars for two month on a summer placement. This involved using such equipments as CAD, and using computer aided manufacture to help in problem solving on the current car the Continental GT. This taught me great skills in team work, and gave me a lot of practical experience in a real working environment. The main advantage I gained from working in this department is the problem solving aspect of working life. I learnt valuable skills on how to deal with problems in the working environment and act accordingly.

Education & Qualifications

Sheffield Hallam University, BSc Quantity Surveying 2006 - Present

Key Topics Covered Skills Gained

Cost Studies Experience in using modern facilities to produce elemental cost plans and has provided an understanding of feasibility appraisals

Management Studies Knowledge of various management systems, structures, communication and operations within organisations

Integrated Project Involvement in group, teamwork and presentation activities and allowed the application of costing theory into a project. This included cost planning, value engineering and whole life costing

Measurement Understanding of measurement techniques, standard methods, preliminaries and preambles

Construction Finance Experience of financial procedures within the construction industry including the legislative procedures involved with these processes

Construction Law Understanding of legislation used within the British construction industry. This module concentrated on mainly JCT forms of contract

Construction Practice Experience in using procurement strategies involved in modern construction and provided an introduction into the Bill of Quantities and the influence of the Egan and Latham reports

(All modules successfully completed to date)

Malbank School and Sixth Form Centre 1999 – 2004

- Achieved seven GCSE’s in Maths (A), English Literature (A), English Language (B), Biology (B), Chemistry (B), Physics (A) Religious Studies (B), Geography (B), and Business (B).

Malbank School and Sixth Form Centre 2004 – 2006

- Awarded with three ‘A2’ levels in Biology (B), Information Technology (A) and Psychology (C).

- Awarded with a ‘As’ level in Maths (B) Sports Science (B).

Training & Career Development

• Two Day Intensive Team Leader First Aid Qualification

- Accredited by the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, completed on Friday, 24th November 2006.

• Blue Dog Health and Safety Training

• Advanced capability in all MS Office applications including word, Excel and Outlook

• Advanced capability in Microsoft Access, Database reconstruction, creation and repair

• British Standard Personal Track Safety Licence


As a very sports oriented person, I am extremely interested and involved in Football and Swimming. Before university I was an avid swimmer and represented my county all over the country. As well taking part in swimming I also have a passion for teaching and coaching, and was previously included in the Cheshire training set-up where I taught and trained the under 14’s age group twice a week, I also hold My national Swimming coaching certificate. My coaching also extends to Football, as I have played for Crewe Alexandra football club till an injury prevented me from playing anymore, I was subsequently offered a position to coach in the summer holidays and out of term time, and I do this whenever I can. I am an avid Crewe Alexandra Fan and as well as playing for them I have held a season ticket for 14 years.

Personal Details

Address: 26 Ullswater Ave Date of Birth: 30/08/1988


Cheshire Driving Licence: Full, clean


Tel No: (+44) 07967 448236


References available on request

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