Senior Quantity Surveyor

£45000 - £50000 per annum
24 Apr 2017
22 May 2017
Luke Willis
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview of Role:

To provide competent and professional quantity surveying expertise on a number of key projects.


* Responsible for liaising with all external and internal stakeholders to enable the projects to progress without delay, ensuring that all reasonable requests are met in a timely efficient manner.
* Able to assist in the preparation of activity schedules, bills of quantities in accordance with methods of measurement, presentation of tender and contract documentation, attending interviews, carrying out full tender analysis and comparisons through to preparing the recommendation report.
* Interfaces with the programme manager, senior project managers, project managers and P6 planners to deliver professional and competent advice and support, to ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with the contract, and meeting the required reporting deadlines.
* Manages a programme of current workload in order that all commissions receive the relevant allocation of resource to efficiently commercially manage them.
* Assess contractor applications, along with any changes, making recommendations, raising payment certificates and preparing general correspondence on behalf of the project managers to ensure that only legitimate payments are certified.
* Liaise with the project managers to review and update the risk registers aligned with any early warnings.
* Identify principal risks and opportunities, raises, addresses and resolves problems at a project level and supports the project delivery team, maintain a schedule of potential financial implications for the various projects.
* Responsible for managing and reporting change control procedures within each specific contract and ensuring that they are adhered to by all parties.
* Reviews main contractors, including subcontracts, and identifies where clauses are in breach of partner policies and guidelines, making recommendations to achieve compliance.
* Consider alternative strategies for dispute resolution of moderate complexity and prepare written arguments from a claimant or defendant perspective, making recommendations to key stakeholders on the preferred option.

Desirable Experience:

* Subcontract Payments
* CVR’s
* Report Writing
* Valuations
* Take-off’s
* Variations
* Claims
* Final Accounts
* National Grid Project Experience

Desired Skills / Background

* HNC/HND/BSc in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management
* It is essential that you will have a background in working on civil engineering contracts and you must be familiar with NEC 3 and having some knowledge of M&E would be beneficial. If you have a background in working on National Grid contracts, this would be advantageous but not essential. As well as possessing the technical ability, it is important that the Senior QS has strong contract negotiation skills, good communication skills and a proven track record of completing projects on or under budget.

What You have to Offer:

* Expertise in administering high value, multi-disciplinary construction project work packages / contracts utilising forms of contract such as the NEC3 suite.
* Demonstrable track record in managing complex, high value and varied contracts from a quantity surveying perspective.
* Degree qualified in quantity surveying or other relevant business discipline.
* Professional qualification and/or membership of the RICS or other relevant Chartered Institute would be an additional advantage.
* Comfortable communicating with all levels of Senior Management and Stakeholders
* Expert analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and reporting findings back to Clients and Internal Stakeholders.