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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 5 months ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 2611
  • Expiry Date: 14 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 405164ASM

NEW ROLE Senior Quantity Surveyor - Infrastructure consultancy - Low value high volume utilities projects - email

The client provides infrastructure consultancy services including project management, quantity surveying, commercial management, financial audit and training, inspections and audits. Headquartered in Lancashire they work across the UK, and their team offers a wealth of experience and expertise, with colleagues ranging from graduates to senior directors,


• Proactively manage all quantity surveying and associated activity within the business and work closely with the Commercial Manager.

• Ensure compliance with the HSEQ requirements within areas of responsibility

• Ensure business awareness and updating of all appropriate quantity surveying activity being undertaken on behalf of and with clients

• To develop and build relationships with assigned current and potential future customers.

• Ensure all commercial issues on assigned projects are managed effectively or escalated as appropriate

• Manage the day to day work and mentor the quantity surveying team within the business

Principle Accountabilities:

Main duties and responsibilities are indicated here. Other duties of an appropriate level and nature will also be required.

1. Responsibility for the smooth running of the project functions, including:

• Maintenance of systems with amendments as necessary

• Ensuring sufficient cover of staff during holiday or sickness absence

• Planning own work and team schedules and ensuring that all actions within the in the business unit are completed in a timely professional manner

• Liaison with Commercial Manager relating to work to be undertaken in order to remain compliant with all company systems, policies and procedures

• Assist Commercial Manager with income generating activities of the business including fee note preparation and timesheet reconciliation and promotional activity.

• Accurate monitoring of multiple project performance, workload and cost, acting on variance in a timely manner.

• Accurate monitoring of multiple project and programme delivery acting on variance in a timely manner.

• Investigation of anomalies in recording of data across projects following monthly reviews and escalation of any areas of concern.

• Analysis, comment and report on project performance, financial and non-financial

• Analysis, comment, interpret and report on management information across multiple projects

• Proactively seek and implement continuous improvement initiatives, and communicate across the business for wider implementation

• Take part, agree objectives and comply with the performance review process and timescales

2. Provide positive professional quantity surveying services and promote the adoption of best practice in all business activity, including of

• Analysing the claims from the Consultants and Contractors. Upon analysis, prepare recommendation to the Commercial Manager and or Client

• Reviewing, monitoring and reporting on Variations Orders, Compensation Events and Claims inclusive of recording within a robust database/spreadsheet incorporating the status of each package every reporting period (weekly and monthly)

• Reviewing, monitoring and responding as appropriate on-site correspondence and documents for compliance with provisions of the contract documents.

• Management and review of variation and issue files, chronology of variation and issue events, preparation of variation and issue summaries, consultant & contractor claims negotiation and settlement.

• Approval and verification of interim applications for payments.

• Approval and verification of quantities and costs for completion.

• Approval and verification of the materials' procurement activities providing consultation when required

• Manage out and mitigate areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the scope of work(s)

• Implement initiatives to improve performance and assist in addressing areas of poor performance.

3. Accurately maintaining computerised databases and hard copy commercial information, including:

• Review and management of all appropriate commercial information and producing reports when required for both internal and external output.

• Promote the latest technology to ensure the business is at the forefront of development minimising hand offs'

• Work with senior staff members with developing the business through commercial and associated services bid submissions, presentations and client liaison.

• Promoting the use of technology within client organisations.

General Statements In common with all employees, the jobholder must:

• Adhere to all HSEQ requirements.

• Carry out all duties in line with RICS Regulations, Code of Practice, Standards and Ethics

• Carry out all reasonable duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the businesses policies and procedures and standing orders.

• Carry out all reasonable Commercial Management requirements and initiatives as appropriate.

• Ensure any conflict of interest is declared that may arise before or during their employment.

• Ensure that any outside activities, either paid or unpaid, must not in the view of senior management conflict with, or react detrimentally, to the business interest, or in any way weaken public or stakeholder confidence in the of the business.

• Comply with all equality legislation, policies and procedures actively promote ways of eradicating and challenging prejudice and discrimination through the businesses policies and procedures.

• Ensure work is line with the businesses Environmental Commitment Policy and Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability goals.

• Comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Act for the security, accuracy and relevance of information held and maintained.

• Treat all information acquired through employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence

• Demonstrate a commitment to good customer care.

• Undertake any other duties of an appropriate level and nature.

To contribute as an effective and collaborative member of the Team

• Participating in training to be able to demonstrate competence.

• Participating in first aid & fire training as required.

• Participating in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the business plans.

• Hosting and contributing in meetings and being a supportive member of the team.

Knowledge / qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent or related Engineering field. Essential

• Working towards or holding professional qualification such as RICS - Desirable

• Working towards or holding MSc in construction related topic such as Law, Project Management etc - Desirable

• Training in contract, construction and commercial law - Essential

• Possesses the technical/professional knowledge required to successfully perform job duties - Essential

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral - Essential

• Knowledge of co-ordinating and delegating the work of a team - Essential


• Considerable experience of using Microsoft software particularly Excel, Word and Power Point at a basic to intermediate level - Essential

• Experience of consultancy business staff and computerised databases. - Desirable

• Experience of client expectation management - Desirable

Aptitudes, skills and competencies

• Ability to work to agreed targets and work schedules - Essential

• Ability to communicate effectively with persons at all levels. - Essential

• Ability to work pro-actively to achieve efficiency and effectiveness of a team of staff. - Essential

• Ability to organise one's own tasks with minimum supervision. - Essential

• Ability to communicate effectively and, when required, confidentially with persons at all levels. - Essential

• Ability to organise one's own tasks with minimum supervision. - Essential

• Ability to take clear notes and minute meetings - Essential

• Ability to use good judgement by basing decision on logical assumptions from evidence, factual information and available resources - Essential

• Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines - Essential

Special conditions:

• Motivated to work within a growing business with external funders - Essential

• The post holder may be required to work outside of normal hours on occasion, with short notice - Essential

Salary and package - to be agreed depending on experience

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