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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Coventry, CV2 2DX
  • Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car allowance per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Nick Osman
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 04 February 2021
  • Job Ref: 391018NOS_1609845589

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor

Summary of Role:

Reports to Project Manager and (Sector / Project / Senior) Commercial (Manager / Director).

Main responsibility:

* Lead the commercial function on the project or within the sector for which they are responsible.

* Ensure the timely provision of accurate commercial reports and data to the business.

* Pursue own professional development and provide guidance and support to develop other commercial staff

* Ensure compliance and adherence of the project or sector team with the processes and procedures of the company.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

* Develop a good understanding of the wider aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental law affecting a Facilities business.

* Have a full understanding of contracts and project delivery to ensure the very best commercial outcomes for the projects on which you work.

* Ensure the implementation of the requirements of Health Safety, Quality and Environmental procedures and conduct all duties in a manner consistent with these.

* Highly competent in the application of IT skills to financial problems and the production of project documentation.

* Maintain a wide knowledge of business systems to manage and present business information

* Make best use of knowledge management systems

* Use the CAFM platform to demonstrate our value to our clients.

* Share best practice and knowledge of using the IT platforms with the wider Commercial/Project team.

* Act upon the Management Information available from our IT records to drive commercial improvement through the project.

* Develop awareness of wider business plan objectives

* Provide input and assist Divisional and Winning work teams to develop proposals to secure new opportunities

* Develop an understanding of the wider finance and property issues that may affect the Facilities business.

* Promote knowledge share and learning to develop an innovative team philosophy

* Be a lean management champion and constantly drive the project teams to look for better ways of delivering the service.

* Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities

* Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment

* Maintain a high level understanding of planning and programming to ensure accurate progress reporting

* Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties

* Anticipate and plans change in commercial resource within a project

* Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets

* Develop comprehensive understanding of financial models including cashflow turnover forecasts and project profit / loss statements

* Demonstrates and maintains a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the delivery team to review techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs

* Ensure that commercial position is protected using in depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes

* Early identification of business risks in projects and ensuring that risk management, risk registers and contingency are in place to manage a minimise risk

* Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts.

* Ensuring that all materials and suppliers are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.

* Comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the quality policy and procedures and how these are applied to individuals own role.

* Ability to develop new ideas and developing it into a different approach

* Establish commercial processes and procedures on projects in order to maximise returns in terms of profit and service level

* Close out project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close out processes

* Takes responsibility for management of commercial resources

* Establish meaningful goals and objectives

* Identify and develop the maximum potential of the commercial team

* Have a full understanding of TUPE and pension regulations and their impact on our business.

* Have a clear understanding of the issues associated with managing and running labour intensive projects.

* Have measures and benchmarks in place to understand productivity and outputs from our teams.

* Delegate responsibility to lowest appropriate level

* Actively researches issues to identify alternatives actions and implements optimum solution

* Makes decision based on sound research

* Maintain and extend relationships and contacts with customers and consultants to identify new potential business opportunities and feed back to the Business Development team

* Take a key role in negotiations with internal and external customers in developing and achieving mutually satisfactory outcomes

* Communicates accurately, concisely and in a timely manner, whilst demonstrating effective listening

* Able to communicate effectively to suit different audiences

* Uses wider business systems to produce accurate reports

* Undertakes the chairing and/or participation in Meetings in an effective manner

CSCS: Desired

Qualifications Required: degree

Professional Membership Required: RICS/CIOB

Relevant Experience Required: Construction biased, refurbishment and FM experience if possible

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