Quantity Surveyor

Eden Brown Ltd
£35000.00 - £38000.00 pa + Significant Bonus+Car
08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading social housing and re-active maintenance contractor with a national presence are recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor with experience and drive to join their growing team.

Job Purpose:

-To manage financial and technical aspects of contracts including procurement, invoicing and payment to minimise costs, maximise value and cash flow and meet profit and ROCE budgets

- To prepare tenders by measuring and calculating rates for estimating

- To ensure all work issued has labour targets to return agreed profit performance

- To manage the contract accounting and ensure prompt payment, control cost information and prepare CVRs and valuations to monitor contract performance

- To develop and maintain relationships with the workforce, customers, subcontractors and suppliers

Key accountabilities

- Measure and prepare cost estimates for contracts and tenders

- Manage pricing of tenders to maximise business wins and profitability

- Check contract/tender documents and highlight risks

- Prepare CVRs for contracts, identifying commercial risks and opportunities to ensure correct contract planning

- Procure materials, plant and subcontracts in line with BMS and contract budgets

- Ensure productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start

- Liaise with customer to authorise all variations before execution to ensure payment and invoices are unchallenged

- Manage billing process to minimise capital usage

- Take purchase, credit and debtor responsibility using COINS to achieve excellent cash flow

- Analyse and report variance to contract budget weekly

- Liaise with Contract Manager on operational requirements and customer, subcontractors and operatives on work and scoping queries

- Make sure weekly reporting from site has adequate cost information (including labour rates and performance exceptional to budget, value, progress, quality and safety)

- Check all costs chargeable to contract are on COINS and make suitable provisions

- Produce monthly contract valuations in line with Company Policy

- Update COINS and contract documents on time to provide an audit trail and answer queries and produce reports

- Help Business Manager and Business Development with sales and marketing activities; presenting to customers and developing tender specific method statements

Key Competencies:

- Communication and teamwork
- Customer focus
- Judgement and decision making
- Delivery and results

Specialist Behaviours:

- Commercially aware, able to think logically, analytically and flexibly
- Manage a contract from inception to final account
- Understands cost base and production levels of product
- Identify and manage risk and opportunity to optimise value, cost and cash flow
- Maintain relationships with customers, suppliers, subcontractors and direct labour, whilst protecting commercial interests of Company

Other Background Knowledge

- Intellectual Ability: Degree, professional qualification or equivalent
- Technical Skills: Estimating and surveying skills, productivity management, cost control, knowledge of BMS and tender processes
- Management Skills: Planning and organising, managing operations, resources, finance, providing a service and information, problem solving, managing and developing people
- Prior Experience: Surveying and/or estimating and contracting in product or general surveying within construction
- Personal Skills: Numerate and literate. Able to use MS Office applications and IW operational software. Well developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Financial Responsibilities
- Revenue: Deliver agreed unit invoicing targets
- Budget: Work within budget constraints/expense policy

Salary: Very competitive package
There is also a 25% performance reward bonus which has been achieved for the last 6 years.

There is also a company car, company fuel scheme and the opportunity to be part of the profit share save scheme.

Pension and Life Insurance as well as the usual holiday and sick pay

This is an interesting opportunity to join a company that value their surveyors and their ideas and also give them the freedom to commercially manage your projects.

Your expert recruitment consultant is Stephen Jordan, call today on ************* or email **********************

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.