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Quantity Surveyor – London

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Quantity Surveyor

Location: London

Salary: £50,000 – £60,000

My client is a leading independently owned Construction Company, operating across the UK and Ireland. They are passionate about delivering quality projects and client satisfaction; and always deliver on their promises and ensure excellence in all that they do. They currently undertaking a variety of large-scale projects between with contract values ranging from £0.5m – £30m and have very impressive growth plans throughout 2017/2018.

Purpose of Role:
My client has secured exceptional and landmark projects across a broad range of sectors, reflecting our depth of resource and expertise to deliver solution based contracts. Based across various sites within London, our Quantity Surveyors (QS) play a vital role in the success of these projects; responsible for the effective management of the commercial function of their site/s.

Main Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Commercial Director, the post holder will take commercial and contractual control of a number of on-going projects, predominately consisting of concrete structures and build.

We are seeking an ambitious candidate with leadership ability and an exceptional ‘Teamwork Ethic’ who is not only highly motivated to control the day-to-day commercial functions, but a ‘driver’ who can see the bigger picture and who can demonstrate the ability to pull our teams together through collaborative working, as well as oversee other Assistant and Trainee Surveyors.

Responsibilities include;
• Managing costs on a wide variety of new building projects and structures
• Administer agreements between various parties on a traditional build basis as well as design and build
• Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies
• Preparing early stage budgets and detailed cost plans
• Performing risk and value management and cost control
• Advising on procurement strategy
• Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities
• Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
• Preparing and analysing costs for tenders
• Establishing and operating cost and financial control systems
• Allocating work to subcontractors
• Negotiating to ensure budgets are not exceeded
• Appoint and administer sub-contractor to carry out works including subsequent agreement of final account
• Providing advice on and producing contractual claims
• Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports
• Valuing completed work and arranging payments
• Developing knowledge relevant to contract conditions and their applications
• Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use
• Develop sub-contract enquiry documentation understanding the implications of health and safety regulations
• Day to day supervision of Assistant and trainee Surveyors
• Liaise with the Estimating and Buying departments as necessary
• Attend Client meetings and sub-contractor meetings
• Attend Design and Value Engineering Meetings
• Produce periodic cost reports
• Liaise closely with Site Management team in respect of day to day matters
• Liaising with Clients / Employer’s Agent / to agree interim valuations and final accounts
• Ensure that interim valuations are submitted and paid on time

Desirable Skills/Experience:

• Relevant professional Quantity Surveying qualification degree level or equivalent
• Working knowledge of MS office applications
• RICS/CIOB accredited
• COINS financial software experience (or similar)
• CSCS card
• Maths skills / numerically minded
• Industry experience and knowledge

• 26 days holiday per annum Plus 8 days Bank Holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus scheme
• Company Car/ Car allowance benefit
• Competitive benefits package


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