Contract Support/Junior Quantity Surveyor, London

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Organisational Environment:

Mercury is an Irish based European Contractor.

Mercury is a European Contractor that builds and manages complex engineering projects that reimagine how people work and live in the built environment. Our determination and focus enable us to deliver leading-edge construction solutions across a range of key sectors including Enterprise Data Centres, Advanced Technology & Life Sciences, Hyperscale Data Centres, Fire Protection, Technical Support Services (TSS), Data Centre Facility Management, Healthcare & Building Services. Mercury employs over 2,600 people across over 10 locations in Europe and had an overall turnover of €1bn in 2020. Mercury employs the best people, invests heavily in training and education and ensures that the highest standards of health, safety and governance are applied throughout the organisation.


Responsibilities of the Role:

The purpose of the role is to provide a comprehensive financial and administrative support service to the datacentre operational team.

  • Working within the Commercial and Planning team the Contract Support role is responsible for financial analysis, management, and reporting to support the operational team deliver the contract.
  • Help improve the financial standards of the business unit and contract-based metrics measured against monthly key performance indicators.
  • Ensuring that sales invoices are raised in a correct and timely manner.
  • Accountable for ensuring that extra works jobs are raised, billed and closed in a timely manner at the correct gross margin.
  • Raising purchase requisitions and orders in line with company procurement policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring contract specific accounts payable process is completed.
  • Administration of subcontracts, including analysis of contractor job completion status in coordination with planning and processing payment approval.
  • Sourcing tools, materials and consumables and ensuring the are delivered to site in line with required contract timelines.
  • Reporting the WIP & debt position of the contract as part of the Commercial and Planning team on an ongoing basis
  • Preparing month end cost reports for internal contract financial analysis as part of the Commercial and Planning team.
  • Understanding the contract and subcontracts, including scope and terms & conditions.
  • Maintaining on site personnel records including holiday and sickness records and timesheets.
  • Input to monthly client reports as part of the Commercial and Planning team.
  • Recording and submitting staff time sheets into company SAP system on a weekly/monthly basis. Managing payroll enquiries from the team.
  • 10-15% of the role may be allocated to administration duties to support deliver of the contract such as presentation preparation, report writing, security access requests, co-ordination of team events etc


Your Qualifications and Key Criteria:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role on a project or maintenance contracts in an industrial sector.
  • Diploma or higher required in an accounting or financial discipline.
  • Good PC based skills, with experience in Word/Excel and Outlook – intermediate to advance level, desirable skills in PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience of a customer-facing role using operating systems such as Maximo or Service Now.
  • Excellent verbal, and good basic standard of written, communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and systematic.
  • Results/ task orientated, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with the SAP ERP system desirable



Mercury is an equal opportunities employer.

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