Quantity Surveyor - Major Project

Recruiter
Building Careers UK Ltd
Location
Manchester
Salary
£35000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Quantity Surveyor required for major building schemes

The Role

A Quantity Surveyor is required to support the commercial team on site with the procurement of work packages, subcontract management/administration, administering of the main contract, risk management and feeding into the project CVR and monthly reporting process on the £700M Development.

Duties/responsibilities:

Reporting into the Project Commercial Manager/Senior Quantity Surveyor, the Quantity Surveyor will take ownership of specific commercial activities, taking responsibility for work packages or areas of work and site wide preliminary and logistic items.

Responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing effective commercial and contractual practices within a project ensuring:

  • Timely and accurate applications for payment compliant with the contract
  • Stringent cash management and forecasting
  • Maintaining risk management processes and procedures
  • Ensuring proper and timely notification of contract or insurance events
  • Contractual correspondence
  • Preparing accurate and prudent cost/value analysis
  • Budget preparation
  • Approving interim and final account measurement
  • Approving pricing and rating variations
  • Obtaining appropriate extension of time
  • Management, interim and final account agreement of sub-contracts
  • Ensuring good quality and accurate records are kept
  • Drafting claims (where appropriate) for approval prior to submission
  • Maintenance of cost control systems for demonstration to clients (where required)
  • Producing project procurement strategy documentation
  • Producing project value enhancement plans
  • Ensuring effective performance management and development of his/her direct reports, and effective organisation of everyone within the commercial activity of the project
  • Assisting in the provision of a commercial appraisal of a project for external audit purposes
  • Accountable for specific areas of responsibility and deliverables and manages the associated risks
  • Delivery of activities to support operational objectives for their specific contract, project or specialism
  • Inputs to planning activities with horizons of typically 6 months to 1 year
  • Operating within agreed operational and/or management guidelines
  • Interacting with client or users around specific work efforts and deliverables
  • Supporting the delivery of Health and Safety policy and standards
  • Managing the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards taking account of impact outside area of responsibility
  • Focus of work is predominantly against defined targets but performs a range of tasks from complex to straightforward
  • Maintaining relationships and working closely with project team, client and design teams as well as our supply chain which will culminate in the successful delivery of the project
  • The role may also entail input into bid management and estimating (future phases), as well as the support to the commercial leads for overall strategy of the UK business.
  • The role will require a passion for first class delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement

Requirements:

  • Previous relevant experience in quantity surveying required
  • HNC or degree qualified
  • Membership of relevant body and/or working towards a relevant professional qualification is desirable
  • Awareness of tendering process, JCT form of contract
  • Strong work ethic
  • Holds a current CSCS card
  • Holds a current driving license
  • Good team player, with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work
  • Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay
  • Shares knowledge, ideas and expertise with others
  • Proficiency in administration, writing, numeracy, IT and MS Office
  • Enthusiasm and results focus, with an ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Effective negotiation skills with both internal and external customers

This is an excellent opportunity to work on one of the biggest projects in Manchester presently.