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Lead Quantity Surveyor - Build

  • Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH376259_1519993303

Job description

The client

A large National Blue Chip Main Contractor.

The Role

The Lead Quantity Surveyor shall be responsible for:

- Working within the team and the client to develop programmes of work.

- Involvement in the estimating process for new work packages.

- Production of VE/Optioneering cost exercises.

- Establish and report on forecast final costs and forecast final recovery for each site under your commercial control.

- Liaise with Estimating department / set up the project cost allowances.

- Prepare and submit Variations / Compensation Events as and when required and maintain register

- Project quantities to complete in the BoQ / Activity Schedule.

- Ensure the sites are completing correctly coded weekly GRN's and Labour Allocation Sheets.

- Collate and value weekly Labour Allocation sheets using agreed rates.

- Ensure weekly Plant Records (Internal and/or Ext Hired) are completed by site.

- Collate and value Plant Record Sheets using agreed rates.

- Regularly review the plant programme with the Site Manager and update if required.

- Agree subcontract final accounts in conjunction with the Site Manager.

- Report on Subcontract buying gains and losses for each site.

- Negotiate and agree rates / prices with Labour Only subcontractors in conjunction with the Site Manager.

- Manage QS's as required.

Person Specification

Technical Competencies


  • 8 years + experience in a construction QS role
  • Degree qualified
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to work at a senior level
  • Experience of managing profit and loss accounting and working to budgetary targets
  • Sound project management track record
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of standard forms of contract
  • Initiating, drafting and reviewing documents
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • People management skills, including leadership attributes

Behavioural Competencies

Commercial Awareness: strong business acumen combined with the creativity and vision to meet customer needs and the business requirements.

Leadership: We create and structure an environment in line with the company's values and endeavour to gain the support, commitment and action of others to move towards the organisations goals.

Effective Communication Skills: Able to adapt communication to audience and create detailed written documents and reports. Able to maintain and manage communication links with a variety of stakeholders. Presents a professional image and promotes the Brand.

Influencing: Identifies and builds relationships with those who will be useful now and in the future in achieving strategic business objectives.

Initiative: Is able to work alone to get results in an effective way. Understands and seeks to minimise waste in resources and processes. Adopts and encourages others to adopt new ways of working. Ability to work unsupervised.

Organizing & Planning: We monitor progress towards a goal (i.e. work plans, quality standards and budgets) and make adjustments when necessary.

Customer / Client Focus: We keep the customer (internal and external) as the focal point for our activities.

Team Player: Always willing to be involved in other activities to achieve company objectives. Works collaboratively and uses influence to gain resolution of issues. Demonstrates honestly, loyalty and commitment.

Alexandra Smith

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