Quantity Surveyor

Mount Anvil Limited
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Location: Central London

Salary Range: £60,000 to £67,000 per annum

Role and Responsibilities:

Pre-construction and contract negotiation

  • Assist with the negotiation of contract terms for build contracts and preparation of all contractual documents prior to financial close
  • Understand the headlines of the land deal and appraisal
  • Understand headlines of Funding/ Loan and Development Agreements

Consultant and sub-contract procurement / administration

  • Agree Commercial Strategy and Procurement Strategy with Commercial Manager/ Managing Surveyor, Construction Director, Project Director and Contracts Manager. Implement accordingly
  • Sub-contractor and consultant procurement carried out in line with Procurement Strategy and Procurement Schedule
  • Preparation of fully comprehensive sub-contract orders and ensure that they are fully executed prior to the sub-contractor commencing on site
  • Ensuring that the terms and conditions of sub-contract orders are agreed
  • Management and administration of sub-contract accounts
  • Issuing of all payment, pay less and other required notices under the sub-contract and main contract
  • Preparation and issue of consultant appointments
  • Preparation and conclusion of all consultant and sub-contractor warranties
  • Administer Contract Records
  • Positively discriminate in favour of sub-contractors who can demonstrate excellent health and safety standards

Contract administration

  • Assisting with dispute avoidance, resolution or escalation as required. Flagging key issues to Commercial Manager/ Managing Surveyor.
  • Prepare and manage scheme risk register
  • Preparation and presentation of external valuations
  • Dealing with bank monitors to ensure timely drawdowns each month
  • Liaison with and service of other disciplines requirements - Marketing, Sales, Land, Finance etc
  • Identification and valuation of variations (both main contract and sub-contract) at an early stage
  • Maintaining at all times an up to date variation schedule picking up variations from all sources (drawings, design team meetings, client changes, RFI’s etc)
  • Close liaison with Construction Director, Project Director, Commercial Manager/ Managing Surveyor and Contracts Manager at all times
  • Full knowledge and understanding of our obligations under the Contract
  • Measurement and valuation of all works
  • Production of Loss and Expense claims when directed by Commercial Manager/ Managing Surveyor
  • Production of Final Accounts
  • Knowledge and understanding of Main Contract and Sub-Contract provisions and obligations
  • Ensure that all contractual notices and letters are put in place
  • Schedule out key Covenants within the Funding/ Loan Agreements and track/ report against the same at the monthly Project Review Meeting
  • Ensure key scheme commercial points are tracked and reported at the monthly Project Review Meeting including;

o Overage;

o Schedule out overage clauses

o Notification of beneficiary as required

o Update forecasts

o Final calculation on completion

o Spec enhancements

Cost control and reporting

  • Monthly cost reporting (CVR) to Mount Anvil minimum standards including accurate forecast cost to complete every month
  • Forecast BCIS inflation as part of monthly CVR
  • Full understanding, control and allowance for VAT issues
  • Input into quarterly all-scheme benchmarking
  • Participation in value engineering workshops and promptly costing all alternatives
  • Detailed understanding of the cost plan and what we are contracted to build
  • Preparation and management of the project cashflow to maximise the cash position on the project
  • Report all figures up to Commercial Manager/ Managing Surveyor in required format within prescribed timescales.

Relevant experience and skills required:

  • Significant experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor with involvement in setting the Commercial Strategy and ensuring all goals are achieved successfully.
  • Experience working in Sub-Contractor Procurement.
  • A strong knowledge and demonstrable experience of cost reporting and summary.
  • Experience in managing sub contract accounts, issuing payments and administering all contract records.
  • MRICS/ MCIOB, or BSc. In Quantity Surveying, Urban Development or similar.

Advert opening date: 8th May 2017

Closing date: 5th June 2017