Managing Quantity Surveyor

Ardmore Construction Limited
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile:

The Managing Quantity Surveyor shall take ownership of the delivery of all of the commercial and financial activities associated with the design and construction of either; a single large multi-million pound project; or a number of multi million pound projects.

It is the responsibility of the Managing Quantity Surveyor to see that the various commercial processes comply with company procedures as laid down from time ti time and minimise the commercial risk to the company.

The Managing Quantity Surveyor will in particular provide high level contractual and commercial advice to the senior member of staff associated with the projects(s) and the project commercial team and where appropriate member of the Board.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The following list of commercial activities represents those key activities which the Managing Quantity Surveyor must oversee and manage to ensure that the project commercial team adopt whilst ensuring at all times that best practice is employed; so that:

  • Company standards (including relevant Health and Safety issues) are adhered to by Senior Quantity Surveyors and project commercial staff;
  • stated project objectives are achieved, including procurement targets, budgetary controls, the maximisation of profit and a continuing positive cash flow throughout the project is achieved;
  • review and sign off the procurement process associated with the sourcing and employment of Sub-Contractors/Suppliers/Design Consultants for approval by members of the Board;
  • orders are in place in a timely manner and in accordance with current company practice and required contractual arrangements;
  • Construction Directors, Project Managers and members of the Board are at all times provided with reliable advice on financial and contractual matters;
  • internal cost and value reporting is carried out accurately and in a timely manner;
  • interim applications for payment, retention and final account applications are issued promptly and maximised;
  • Sub-Contractor’s and Consultant’s interim and final account applications for payment from Sub-Contractors and Suppliers are dealt with in accordance with company procedures and current legislation;
  • delays to progress are properly understood by the project team and that entitlements to extensions of time and reimbursement of loss and/or expense are properly notified and secured;
  • close working relationships occur with Clients and Employer’s Agents to see that their reasonable expectations are met including where relevant the agreement of Value Engineering and cost saving exercises;
  • commercial staff receive appropriate training and mentoring where applicable;
  • appropriate recruitment of project commercial staff takes place;

About Ardmore:

  • We are one of the largest family-owned construction groups in the UK. We deliver projects up to £160m from multiphase regeneration schemes with dense urban housing to high-rise developments, luxury residential projects and bespoke hotels.
  • There are few companies in today’s construction industry that can provide the same level of in-house capability as Ardmore including in-house mechanical and electrical installation, as well as metalwork and joinery services.
  • Groundwork and substructures, super-structures, mechanical and electrical installation, through to envelope and fit-out packages we are able to control and deploy our own staff, equipment and tradespeople efficiently, whilst also providing clients with flexibility and responsiveness.