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Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager

  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Negotiable on experience
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction , Highways & Transport, Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: 389681TSH

Job description

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager
Location: Coventry, Warwickshire
Start Date: August / September 2020 (Negotiable on notice period)
Sectors: Infrastructure, Civil Engineering, Earthworks, Bulk Muckshift, Highways, Structures
Job Type: Permanent role (Contract workers may also be considered)
Salary: Circa £50,000 to £60,000 Per Annum + Package (Negotiable on relevant experience)

Job Description:

Our client, a large, established and growing principal contractor within the Civil Engineering sector, is currently looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager to join their team, ideally on a permanent basis.

This role will entail helping to deliver a large Infrastructure development over the next 3 years, which encompasses large scale Earthworks, Bulk Muckshift, Excavation and Land Remediation, for a number of related works including roads & highways, drainage and utilities, for both ecological and construction activities.

The role would suit an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager, with strong Earthworks and Bulk Muckshift experience, alongside a competent knowledge of groundworks, highways and structures. This position will provide the opportunity to join a growing contractor, who offer an exceptional salary + package, coupled with a productive working environment & effective working processes, allowing you to achieve the desired results in your career, in the most efficient and stress-free manner.

Daily duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring cost control is maintained throughout all functions.
  • Completing measurement and outputs, forecasting the use of resource (Land/Material/Plant/Labour), against programme.
  • Completing forecasts first-hand, as minimal work with be sub-contracted out.
  • Supporting the Project Team and overall Commercial Manager, with project and commercial deliverables.
  • Preparing sub-contract tender packages where required, carrying out comparisons and placing relevant orders.
  • Being responsible for the management, collation, interpretation and analysis of project commercial records.
  • Supporting the Target Cost process through all key milestones.
  • Producing monthly cost & value forecasts, including monthly project review reports.
  • Identifying risks and opportunities to project, considering spend vs budgets.
  • Producing impact assessments, early warnings, risk expenditure and compensation event submissions.
  • Supporting the overall Commercial Manager with any wider commercial issues.
  • Liaising with the Project Commercial Team, to establish accurate cost and cash reporting.

Candidates will require previous experience:

  • Working on and overseeing costs for Major Earthworks / Earthmoving, Bulk Muckshift & Excavation.
  • Working within the Civil Engineering sector, ideally on major projects (Roads & Highways, Drainage, Structures etc).
  • Working on large scale Infrastructure projects (Circa £100 Million in value).
  • Forecasting material/plant/labour resource first-hand, rather than relying on subcontract information.
  • Completing measurements and outputs for the related works, noted above.
  • Working on relevant forms of contract, such as NEC or JCT.

Candidates will ideally have:

  • A relevant qualification in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering (i.e. Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent).
  • Previous experience working in a similar role, as a Senior Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager.
  • Experience of successfully delivering relevant Infrastructure projects (Values circa £100 Million are ideal).
  • Working knowledge of Major Earthworks / Earthmoving, Bulk Muckshift, Excavation, Drainage etc.
  • Strong knowledge of legislation and regulations used within the Civil Engineering & Infrastructure sectors.
  • Strong commercial, communication and IT skills.
  • Chartership status or be working towards Chartership status. (Advantageous not required).

For more information or to apply for this role, please apply for the role online initially, or connect with Tim Smyth at Anderselite, via LinkedIn.

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