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Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH374629_1514886917

Job description

I am currently recruiting a PQS for my client in the Midlands. You will be required to provide pre-contract project cost advice and cost planning across a wide range of buildings and infrastructure projects and support colleagues in managing the design process to ensure deliverable, high quality and value for money outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

Pre-contract cost advice and cost planning:

  • Prepare pre-tender estimates/construction cost estimates using data derived from information provided by the design team which can be audited and which include notes on divergences, assumptions and exclusions
  • Provide advice on the merits of using different construction methodologies and materials
  • Prepare and evaluate construction tenders from information provided by the design team and negotiate and award contracts to successful contractors
  • Keep the project lead fully up to date on any changes to costs
  • Provide advice on construction cost, strategic planning and programming
  • Prepare and submit estimates for construction and development work

Tendering and contractual arrangements:

  • Prepare and interpret tender documents, specifications, general conditions and other parts and forms of contracts
  • Provide a tender report on all tenders received to include a comparative analysis between tenders and the pre-tender estimate
  • Negotiate and agree construction phase milestone payments schedules
  • Negotiate and record in an approved and auditable format all adjustments to the submitted tender between submissions of tender and financial close, whether financial or not and howsoever caused, ensuring appropriate sign off of each adjustment
  • When/if external consultants are appointed, question and scrutinise their work to ensure we are getting accurate pricing information
  • Liaise with the construction team to ensure that historic specification and buildability issues are not repeated and promote and bring forward new technologies and energy efficiencies etc.
  • Risk and value management
  • Life cycle advice and analysis


  • Work as an internal consultant to the business providing advice and guidance on all matters relating to materials, costs and building methods
  • Provide pre-contract commercial advice and support to development projects
  • Provide cost advice as soon as possible when requested on issues including facilities management services, life cycle and value engineering
  • Support the process of developing client briefs and feasibility studies
  • Assist in the compilation of business cases
  • Provide support to the bidding team as required by the business
  • Participate in post project evaluations and ensure any lessons learned are fed back into the system to improve our processes and help obtain better outcomes
  • Provide advice on contractual claims

In order to be considered for this role you be:

Qualified member of RICS

and will require:

Previous PQS/consultant experience in providing pre-contract support to property developers and design teams
Tender processes
Building contracts
Health and safety
Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, methods, processes, materials, business and legal matters
Knowledge of the law relating to construction projects
Building Information Modelling (BIM)

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity then please forward a copy of your CV in the first instance.

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