Quantity Surveyor - High End Retail Fit Out

Humres Technical Recruitment Ltd
London, South East England
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Brief Outline:

Quantity Surveyor - High End Retail Fit Out - £70k to £75k - London. A very interesting and unique opportunity for a proven Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience in High End Retail Fit Out who will be site based in one of the World's most luxurious establishments. As this is an urgent requirement for my client, they are open to both a permanent or freelance candidate. This means they are are offering a very competitive salary or negotiable day rate for the right person. £70,000-£75000 per annum or £300-£330 a day

About the Client:

My client manage over 100 dedicated staff as well as their own in-house joinery operation. This gives them the versatility to provide a complete service of exceptional quality, including multi-media installations, specialist shop fitting and major refurbishment works. They work across a wide range of sites, including retail outlets, hotel and leisure facilities, luxury private homes and commercial office spaces.

About the Role:

Procurement of Sub-Contractors
* Prepare tender documents
* Evaluate tender returns and provide recommendation to Contracts Director/Commercial Manager
* Prepare and send Sub-Contract Order documents to appointed Contractor
* Ensure receipt of all relevant documents from Sub-Contractor before their works commence on site

Sub-Contractor Payments
* Ensure monthly/fortnightly valuations fall in line with payment dates
* Check/agree interim valuation, request invoice and issue along with payment certificate to Commercial Manager/Contracts Director/Accounts
* Provide payment forecast to Commercial Manager/Contracts Director/Accounts
* Check and confirm any variations
* Issue instruction for additional works where necessary

Bank / Client Valuations
* Check and agree monthly valuations against contract sum
* Agreed valuation should cover actual spend on project

Material Procurement
* Provide specification and quantity for all bulk material to buyer
* Gain approval from relevant consultant for cheaper equivalent alternative material where possible for eg insulation
* Schedule bulk material accordingly to assist site call off
* Ensure material orders are in place in accordance with site programme
* Material being used on site should be monitored so that additional material is added to order
* Design changes should be monitored so that additional material is added to order

About the Candidate:

* Minimum of 7-10 years' experience as a Quantity Surveyor
* Experience in High End Retail Fit Out will be an advantage
* Commercially astute, numerate, risk averse & able to accurately forecast cost & sales
* Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work
* A competent manager ideally as you will manage and mentor an Assistant QS
* Must be able to understand tenders
* Have good practical organisation skills, planning of resources and programme scheduling
* Be able to provide both summarised and detailed reports, on current activities
* Prioritise and organise, taking a methodical approach
* Self-motivated, enthusiastic with a high standard of personal performance
* Flexible and reliable
* Ability to use own initiative
* Present information clearly, concisely and professionally
* Attention to detail
* Customer focused
* Communicator & motivator with ability to communicate across all levels of seniority from the workface through to Senior Management level
* 'Can do' attitude to work
* Must be able to commute into the centre of London
* Must be UK based

Points of Appeal:

* Competitive salary or negotiable day rate (permanent or freelance) (£70,000-£75,000 per annum or £300-£330 a day)
* Prestigious projects within a luxurious environment
* Great company to work for
* Autonomous environment
* A mentoring position which should aid with professional development


If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Humres Recruitment. We often have knowledge of passive vacancies that companies are not advertising but would like to see talented individuals for. Feel free to contact us to discuss.