Quantity Surveyor

PPM Recruitment
08 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is working on a variety of projects from upgrading existing buildings to complex and large scale new build projects, we support our clients from the early design stage, to construction and onwards throughout the life of the building. They are currently looking to identify a Quantity Surveyor with proven experience working within the construction industry, the Quantity Surveyor will be expected to be familiar with all operational areas of the business. You will be working with the Quantity Surveying department and you will be expected to be familiar with all operational areas of the business, including estimating, procurement, design and construction.

Main responsibilities of the Quantity Surveying role:

To issue subcontract tender enquiries in consultation with the Commercial Manager
To carry out commercial appraisals on tender returns
To value subcontractor labour-only works and to administer any relevant payments in liaison with the finance department
In conjunction with the design, operations and procurement teams, to review material orders and plant forecasts, and to undertake a detailed review of projections to ensure the timely delivery of materials to site in accordance with the design programme
To provide cost/value updates, to be carried out as necessary to ensure accurate cost reporting; to ensure that cost projection and variations are updated for monthly review by the Commercial Manager and Commercial Director
To monitor labour costs against budget and to report on potential cost issues; where appropriate to facilitate the agreement of a labour price list
To identify project risks and opportunities and to develop and propose an appropriate course of action
To value works for submission of external client valuations and to provide cost information and updates on performance against budgets as required both by clients and internally
To attend meetings, as required, to manage the subcontract design progress to ensure the integration of subcontractors’ packages with own works and compliance with our contractual obligations; to deal with any issues associated with the sub contract packages
In consultation with the Commercial Manager or Commercial Director, to ensure that contractual notices are issued; to cost and agree any subsequent contract variations as required, ensuring that any variations are agreed on a continual basis to limit commercial exposure
In the absence of an Operations/Project Manager, to assume temporary care-taking responsibility for the operational management of a site, in consultation with the Operations Director

To succeed in the Quantity Surveying role you will have:

Minimum of 3 years working as a Quantity Surveyor for a Specialist Sub-Contractor or Main Contractor
Strong working knowledge of building contracts and the ability to assess areas of commercial risk
Good day to day understanding of finance, including P&L, and the implications and impact of decision making on the profitability and growth of the business
Strong analytical skills with demonstrable track record of implementing and maintaining continuous improvement and quality management policies and procedures
High standard of general literacy and numeracy. Strong report writing skills
Good working knowledge of health and safety regulations and environmental legislation
IT literate with good skills and knowledge of key software systems
Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills

Our vision is to become the first choice provider of full envelope solutions; by investing in our people and continuing to improve our skills within our field of expertise, we will be known for our commitment to safety, quality and sustainability for the benefit of our clients.

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we provide continuing learning and development opportunities within an excellent professional work environment

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