Quantity Surveyor

Combined Selection Group
London, South East England
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

CSG Talent has partnered with a leading Facilities Management company and we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to be based in London and cover the M25 area.

Job Purpose

To provide commercial and cost ownership across the southern region projects group, that delivers multi- trade design and build packages, values ranging from £25K - £3m , throughout the life any given project, that provides the company with the optimum and most sustainable financial return possible. Whilst ensuring that all matters appertaining to commercial risk, improved margin opportunity, cash collection is managed with a diligent and professional manner at all times, within a fast and dynamic moving end user environment.

As part of a successful team, create close working relationships with the respective project teams on matters concerning value for money whilst still achieving correct business ethics, standards and quality, all within a framework environment of financial control.

The Role

  • Manage day to day, on a project by project basis, commercial risk effectively, in the pursuit of an optimum successful outcome, whilst ensuring mitigating factors are dealt with at all times and report to the Senior QS on a regular basis to outcomes and actions taken.
  • To manage all sub contract packages from commencement through to completion, with the primary purpose of agreeing all variations, final accounts in a timely manner, cognisant to the contractual time frames.
  • To be able to negotiate with all respective suppliers and sub-contractors as necessary, throughout the project in ensuring best value is obtained throughout.
  • Improve the profitability and competitive performance of the business through selling and negotiating skills and maximising opportunities.
  • To ensure all variations are costed, submitted and agreed with our customers in a timely manner.
  • To prepare all valuations and final accounts in accordance with the contracts and submit to our clients for approval.
  • To hold full responsibility for the negotiations, valuations, interims and final accounts.
  • To prepare and present detailed contract review data to the projects team and projects director on a monthly basis, providing accurate contract performance projections in terms of both revenue and gross margin.
  • Implement, direct, monitor and control the commercial framework consistently across the division including customer contracts, risk and legal requirements.
  • Track Divisional financial performances at all times in line with Group policies and procedures.
  • To be able to engage and work closely with all respective procurement and project managers, in pursuit of ensuring all commercial and financial matters are captured at all times, with the primary purpose of improving the financial performance of the project.
  • Advise the project team on all contractual issues and matters as and when necessary.
  • To engage with the estimating/bid team at all times in ensuring that all commercial and financial information has been handed over to the operational team effectively, that allows no risk to be introduced to the project, due to lack of knowledge or information.
  • Provide commercial input to new business proposals as and when requested.
  • Provide effective and appropriate leadership, including team spirit and company ethos, culture and values.

Person Specification

  • Demonstration to being HNC/degree qualified as a minimum in engineering, commercial management, business administration.
  • Hold extensive trade background experience.
  • A demonstrable track record in operating across a diverse, building services fast track projects environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in operating with JCT and NEC type contracts.
  • Demonstrate contract value optimisation, negotiating skills, legal and commercial aspects with the supply chain and clients.
  • Able to work as part of a team and communicate well with all members.
  • Knowledge of SOR contracts.
  • Demonstrable customer service/focus approach.
  • A thorough understanding of the principles of risk management.
  • Strong analysis and report writing skills demonstrating attention to detail.
  • Able to work as part of a team and communicate issues to both senior commercial and operational managers.
  • Hold excellent presentation skills, both written and oral. Computer literate with sound knowledge of excel, word and email accounts.
  • Proven ability to contribute to the development of long-term business plans and commercial strategy.
  • Ability to work to tight time schedules and highlight workload issues in a proactive manner.
  • Proven ability to contribute to the development of long-term business plans and commercial strategy.
  • Proven experience in negotiating complex matters with third party suppliers.

What's In It For You

  • Salary £38,000 - £45,000
  • Company Car / Allowance
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Private Healthcare after 6 months
  • Family friendly benefits