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Managing Quantity Surveyor

  • Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car / Car Allowance + Benefits
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction , Water
  • Job reference: BBBH382856

Job description

This position represents a senior level opportunity to join an expanding and evolving national contractor that delivers critical national infrastructure projects throughout the UK. A substantial part of their business involves the design and delivery of large-scale water networks and treatment plants. They are a tier 1 AMP6 alliance partner for a number of water supply utility companies such as South West Water and Severn Trent Water.

Based in Plymouth and reporting to the Commercial Manager the position involves working with a team of surveyors to ensure the profitability, cash management and accurate reporting of large schemes - predominantly in the water industry. The duties of the role are as follows:

  • Assisting the proposals team to evaluate risk and opportunity during tender preparation.
  • Attend post tender and pre-contract meetings.
  • Reviewing of contract documents to ensure that the company is protected from onerous terms and conditions.
  • Assess contract risk and work with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans.
  • Manage the commercial staff and delegate as appropriate.
  • Undertake cost to complete / budget reviews with the contract delivery teams.
  • Manage Framework level risk and opportunity.
  • Attend internal and external commercial review meetings.
  • Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Manage the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement.
  • Final account negotiation achieving the best possible outcome for the company.
  • Preparation of / assistance with the evaluation and submission of claims for variation works.
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base.
  • Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan.
  • Manage commercial performance against business targets and Framework KPI's.
  • Ensure that the delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances.
  • Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice across
  • Assist in the development of Commercial Staff by coaching and mentoring
  • Preparation of monthly management and financial performance reports

To be considered a suitable candidate for the position you will need the following attributes:

  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/BSc equivalent
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
  • Having an in-depth knowledge of NEC Forms of Contract
  • Experience of preparing monthly financial performance reports
  • A good level of competency of Microsoft packages
  • Self-motivation, passion and a driven 'can do' attitude
  • Be able to organise yourself and others workload
  • Be proactive in your approach
  • An excellent communicator
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focused
  • The ability to anticipate problems and ensure early intervention
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with multiple forms of contract and methods of measurement
  • Civil Engineering/Water Industry experience.

An attractive salary and benefits package will be offered to the right candidate. If you are interested in this opportunity and feel it would complement your career path please apply by following instructions or call Paul Massocchi for a confidential discussion on 07932 657631.

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