Senior Development Surveyor

Recruiter
London
Location
North West London
Salary
From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted
14 Feb 2017
Closes
14 Mar 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company Profile:

Our client a leading residential developer has built an impressive reputation within the London residential market place, winning awards for regenerating disused parts of the capital and transforming them into vibrant communities in attractive landscaped grounds, offering on-site facilities such as fitness suites, business centres, concierge service, shops, cafés and restaurants.


Duties:

·Budget preparation; work with estimator / PQS in preparing comprehensive budget for Project and check and agree the same, including

·Providing regular feedback on tendered costs and actual costs

·Keeping and providing when request cost metrics specific for the development (i.e cost per ft2, cost per plot etc)

·Lead Main / Trade Contractor, preliminaries and other procurement in line with St George TQM and Berkeley Group requirements, including

·developing with Technical and Construction colleagues, comprehensive package work scopes and interface schedules

·procuring tenders from main / trade contractors most suitable for undertaking the work to the required quality, within the best programme and at the most competitive price (and within budget), for selection by the project team undertaking comprehensive tender equalisation ensuring all aspects of each tender are carefully reviewed and recognised placing of robust and comprehensive main / trade contract orders within the planned programme and to the latest and best information. Agree budget allocation.

·Provide advice, assistance and support to Project Director and Construction colleagues on the correct management, administration and application of the Contracts (Main, Trade, Sub and Housing Association and any other Contract which involves the Construction process).

·Plan, maintain and control the financial administration of all construction work on the Development to obtain and maintain maximum cost effectiveness including preparation and maintenance of comprehensive prelims and logistics budget / actual cost programme / tracker active commercial participation in project meetings ensuring all commercial matters and issues are discussed, investigated and/or satisfactory resolved.

·Proactively commercially manage the main /trade package contracts including overseeing the prepare and input white card payment schedule on computer system the timely valuation of all site works using the white card ensuring timely notification of contractual notices timely agreement of any valid variations monitoring of contra-charge costs between subcontractors and to be aware and take necessary action of the financial implications should the subcontractor responsible not be able to fulfil its obligations to the Company the timely production of weekly / monthly subcontract and variation payments and present for authorisation to Chief Surveyor / Commercial Director

·Actively participate with a commercial focus in design reviews, design development, buildability exercises, and timely value engineering exercises and risk reviews and the alike.

·Prepare and be accountable for the Monthly cost and budget variance reporting via Commercial Monitor including preparation of separate variance reports addressing and specific areas of budget overspend or projected overspend

·Proactively monitor project and site activities and highlight unplanned and/or unbudgeted activities, challenge and take the appropriate timely action in conjunction with the Project Director.

·Working closely with Technical colleagues and ensure the technical variation orders are obtained and priced from the Technical Department within required time allowance and amendments to subcontract orders are implemented, agree the cost/savings of variation order with the subcontractors. Present explanation of variance reports to Commercial Director.

·Working closely with Construction colleagues and ensure any site instructions issued to main / trade contractors are clear and precise. Log all site instructions and those with a financial or time implication are to priced and reported within the Commercial Monitor.

Candidate Profile:

·Educated to BSc Quantity Surveying or equivalent.

·A team player with excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills

·Strong knowledge within the commercial or retail sector

·Knowledge of standard building contracts

·Proficient in MS Office

·Main contractor background