Quantity Surveyor

Recruiter
Hays Building
Location
Bedfordshire
Salary
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted
14 Aug 2018
Closes
11 Sep 2018
Ref
3370233
Contact
Melanie Maelzer
Job Function
QS / Cost consultant
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Quantity Surveyor - Permanent Contract

Northern Home Counties

Salary Guide: Up to c. £40,000 + Generous Benefits + Flexible Working

Reports to: Quantity Surveying Manager

Job Overview
To manage the contractual and financial aspects of construction projects to deliver value for
money.
The successful candidate will be supported by the Quantity Surveying Manager.

Main duties will involve:-
Being customer focussed and efficient, making the most of modern technologies, workspaces and way of working.

Preparing cost estimates, cost plans and cash flow profiles for projects, by calculating
quantities and costs of materials, time and labour using pricing books and BICS indices
Updating the Organisation's finance system and liaising with the Senior Finance
Manager.

Providing contract and procurement strategy advice to ensure the most appropriate
approach is used for each project in order to control costs and mitigating risks associated
with the project delivery.

Producing tender and contract documentation, working with clients and technical experts
to ensure the Organisation's requirements are clearly stated and risks associated with the
costs, quality and timescales are mitigated against.

Evaluating tender submissions and making recommendations for contract awards.

Monitoring project spend - measuring and valuing contractors' works on site in order to ensure
correct payments are made.
Preparation, negotiation and agreeing final accounts with contractors.

Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks. Manage disputes and
negotiate settlement of claims with contractors - assistance from Senior Quantity
Surveyor or Line Manager will be given as and when required.

Maintaining good standards of knowledge on construction methods and materials in
order to propose cost effective solutions to clients and undertake value engineering
exercises in order to reduce the costs of projects.

Management of own workload to good level of efficiency, obtaining guidance from
Senior Line Managers as and when required.

Key decision making
Proposing the most suitable contract types and procurement methods for individual
projects.
Evaluating tenders and making recommendations for contract awards.
Accessing the value of work completed on site for which the contractor is to be paid.
Negotiating and agreeing final accounts with contractors.


Contacts & Relationships
Clients, Building Surveyors & Engineers, Project & Programme Managers, Contractors Quantity Surveyors, Legal & Finance Departments.
Financial Control and Monitoring of projects to the value of up to c. £7m.

Personal Attributes:
Qualifications
Degree in quantity surveying or professional qualification accredited by the Royal Institute of
Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Membership of the RICS.

Relevant experience of preparing accurate cost estimates, cost plans and cash flow profiles.
Preparation of tender and contract documentation.
Evaluation of tender submissions.
Identification, analysis and development of responses to commercial risks.
Monitoring of contract spend and work valuations.
Negotiating and agreeing final accounts.
Dealing with contract disputes.
Project management.
Mediation and Adjudication.
Experience of working for an organisation with a varied property portfolio.

Additional Skills
Excellent organisation and planning skills.
Good knowledge of design solutions, construction methods & materials.
Excellent communication skills coupled with the ability to quickly form strong working relationships with clients and contractors alike.
The ability to understand client requirements.
Excellent Mathematical skills.

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion.


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