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Quantity Surveyor

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Job Description

This is a newly-created role, which will work within the Finance / cost management team within the City FM business.

The Quantity Surveyor will work on major contracts which deliver FM solutions for our clients. They will support the business in being its best,ensuring delivery of P&L targets, driving value and accountability from our subcontractor base – making it happen. They will strive to improve our business by identifying inefficiency and driving value through the execution of agreed business improvement plans. They will build strong relationships at all levels, both internally and externally – we show we care.

This role will support the wider Finance and Commercial teams, working as One City, to deliver the commercial duties required and to support the management of our supply chain. The Quantity Surveyor will ultimately be accountable for driving value and first class service delivery for our clients, whilst ensuring full compliance with company policy and procedures.

Key Accountabilities

  • To be involved in negotiation of prices and obtaining quotes for works, materials and plant as required in compliance with company procedure
  • To quality check invoice details from all suppliers, ensuring customer gets value for money on all jobs carried out.
  • To build strong relationships with customer to ensure open communication and expectations of invoicing is meet at all times.
  • Support and develop the Cost Management Team to deliver excellence.
  • To negotiate and challenge contractors on cost queries when required to deliver excellent service.
  • To prepare and agree priced schedules of work utilising existing schedules of rates.
  • To notify, price and agree variations within required timescales as set out in the contract documentation and in compliance with commercial procedures.
  • To ensure effective written and verbal communication of all contractual, commercial, financial, corporate and operational issues within the area.
  • To ensure information and documentation relating to contractual, commercial and financial issues is communicated as required by commercial procedures or contractual requirements.
  • To carry out valuations and agree applications for payment at regular intervals as set out in the contract documentation and in compliance with commercial procedures.
  • To prepare and submit regular and accurate cost/value reports in compliance with the laid-down commercial procedures.
  • To manage the commercial aspects of subcontracts in compliance with commercial procedures. Includes obtaining quotations, evaluating tender returns, valuing subcontract works and payment, issuing and responding to relevant notices and agreeing subcontract final accounts.
  • To prepare a budget cost plan for each project and ensure schedules are completed within agreed timescales and that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately.

Financial Responsibility:

Value Targets will be set and measured.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ideally educated to Degree level or similar in a business or technical discipline.
  • Experience of managing multiple sites.
  • Previous experience of working within a FM contract environment would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience of developing client relationships at a stake holder level is essential.
  • Strong PC literacy, with experience in extracting, collating and presenting performance data.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent planning, organising, prioritisation and project management skills.
  • Strong results focus.
  • Accountable for own performance and that of the team.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Highly flexible and strategic in approach to managing their business.
  • Experience in managing financial budgets
  • High degree of flexibility in working hours with willingness to work flexible hours over a 24/7 operation.
  • High degree of mobility to travel extensively throughout the area.
  • Full driving licence.

Required skills

  • Estimating
  • Facilities Management
  • Quantity Surveying

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