Quantity Surveyor

Tenacity Recruitment Limited
09 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An experienced Quantity Surveyor is required to assist the Project Manager, Operations Director and Commercial Manager in the financial and contractual control of allocated projects for our client who is one of the UK’s leading providers of building services by drawing upon over 65 years’ experience. They deliver exceptional mechanical, electrical and public health services to high-profile schemes across a diverse range of sectors nationwide. Everything they do is executed with pride, passion and precision, ever driven by our core values of Excellence, People, Teamwork and Honesty.

The successful candidate will have good knowledge of building services and an objective and proactive approach to commercial interaction with the client and be ‘customer facing’ and capable of maintaining and developing meaningful relationships with our stakeholders whilst achieving the target cost and programme of the allocated projects.

CONTRACT: Permanent full time staff
REPORT TO: Commercial Manager


• Quantity surveying experience within MEP sector. Will consider construction based commercial management experience.
• Experience of NEC3 options A and C contracts.
• Proven Track record of successfully achieving commercial strategy project goals.
• Good understanding of MEP technical issues is preferable.
• Good understanding of various conditions of contract.
• Knowledge of construction and contract law.
• Working Knowledge of labour, plant, materials and equipment.
• Good understanding of programmes and cause and effect.

• Demonstrate experience in a similar role.
• Ideally a commercial related degree or minimum education to HND level
• Preferably membership of a professional body.

• Assist as requested by the Commercial Manager in review of tender documents and provide necessary clarification on proposed attendances/contract/terms etc. as required to limit unreasonable commercial risk.

• Ensure all roles and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with business procedures.

• As required represent the Company in contract negotiations and meetings, ensuring that favourable terms and outcomes are obtained.

• Attend internal project handover meetings and assist Commercial Manager in developing the commercial strategy for the project.

• On each allocated project, produce a simple overview for commercial administration capturing important points that the team need to be mindful of.

• Attend contract review meetings/6 week work plans as required by the Commercial Manager.

• Maintain and develop meaningful relationships with our stakeholders.

• Compile and submit valuations with the Project Manager and Operations Director in line with the subcontract and ensure that these are maximised and that timely payment is received.

• Control with the Project Manager and Operations Director the subcontractor applications for payment and value works appropriately, providing notifications or pay less notices etc. as required.

• Establish whether programme commitments are being met and advise on action to be taken when this is not the case, whether as a result of a company breach or otherwise.

• Assist the Project Manager, Operations Director and Commercial Manager in the management and maintenance of the ‘Monthly Cost Reports’ to effectively manage the financial status of the contract.

• Assist in labour allocations and costing’s to meet set cost target.

• Ensure that the subcontractor’s valuations are incorporated into the company valuation to the client and those variations between the company and the subcontractor and the client are substantiated and provided, in line
with the company's subcontract with the client.

• Protect the company commercial position at all times and liaise with the Commercial Manager when decisions lie outside their delegated authority limit.

• Ensure that the company final account and variations are agreed progressively and that the final account is agreed within one month of PC.

• Submit to the Commercial Manager monthly cash flow forecast and monitor payments etc. on allocated projects.

• Produce and maintain monthly debtor’s schedule (on allocated projects) for submission to the Commercial Manager.

• Attend internal project close out meeting and close out any commercial actions.

• Good Commercial acumen
• Good forward thinker and planner
• Good programme understanding
• Team player
• Highly motivated, good work ethic and enthusiastic
• Tenacious and determined
• Confident and articulate
• Attention to detail
• Highly organised
• High personal integrity
• Very persuasive
• Able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
• Able to perform consistently under pressure
• Quick thinker and able to adapt to different situations
• Approachable and good interpersonal skills
• Highly professional
• Can see an opportunity and develop it
• Creative mind - thinks about the best way to provide information in a clear and concise manner
• Able to meet deadlines
• Accepts change and new ideas
• Innovative
• Takes full accountability for performance and personal development

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