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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Hertfordshire - Up to £65,000

  • Salary: Up to £65000.00 per annum
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Housing & Build & Civils, Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH383552

Job description

Job Summary

As our clients business continues to grow and develop, we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to initially work on a major Highways scheme. Subsequent opportunities in the area will become available post completion.

Job Description

The Senior Quantity Surveyor shall be responsible for:

  • Working with the Graham team and the client to develop programmes of work.
  • Involvement in the estimating process for new work packages.
  • Production of VE/Optioneering cost exercises.
  • Ensure timely completion of the monthly contract cost report, identify problem areas and trends, report on
  • any monthly movements and substantiate gains / deficits on each activity code.
  • Establish and report on forecast final costs and forecast final recovery for each site under your
  • commercial control.
  • Liaise with Estimating department / set up the project cost allowances.
  • Establish a set of site Activity Cost Codes to be used on the project and circulate as required.
  • Measure and value subcontract and labour work only.
  • Register subcontract payments & record Contra charges.
  • Prepare and Issue subcontract documentation.
  • Prepare and submit Interim Valuations as and when required.
  • Prepare and submit Variations / Compensation Events as and when required and maintain register.
  • Prepare materials on site reconciliation with each interim measurement report showing cost versus
  • allowances.
  • Project quantities to complete in the BoQ / Activity Schedule.
  • Ensure the sites are completing correctly coded weekly GRN's and Labour Allocation Sheets.
  • Collate and value weekly Labour Allocation sheets using agreed rates.
  • Ensure weekly Plant Records (Internal and/or Ext Hired) are completed by site.
  • Collate and value Plant Record Sheets using agreed rates.
  • Regularly review the plant programme with the Site Agent and update if required.
  • Prepare monthly subcontracts liabilities / accruals at each month end.
  • Prepare subcontract enquiry information for issue by the Procurement Dept.
  • Review returned subcontract quotes in conjunction with Procurement Dept and establish best VFM.
  • Explore and promote areas where opportunities may exist to Value Engineer.
  • Issue Subcontract Payment Notifications as and when required.
  • Issue cost allowances to the Site Agent and review budgets for work being undertaken.
  • Ensure that Subcontract Pre-Appointments are being completed by the sites.
  • Obtain subcontractors insurances and UTR details before work commences.
  • Agree subcontract final accounts in conjunction with the Site Agent.
  • Report on Subcontract buying gains and losses for each site.
  • Negotiate and agree rates / prices with Labour Only subcontractors in conjunction with the Site Agent.
  • Review recovery against Labour Only work - if paid on time basis.
  • Review disruption authorised Variation work has had / may have on site progress and other works.
  • Attend meetings as and when required with Site Agent.
  • Prepare and update budgets and cash-flow / expenditure profiles for your section.
  • Attend regular meetings with Contracts Director(s)/Contracts Manager(s) as and when required.
  • To suggest potential improvements and introduce where agreed with the Commercial Manager.
  • To promote the company at all times.
  • Manage QS's as required.

Personal Specification

Essential Technical Competencies

  • Experience in a civils QS role.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to work at a senior level.
  • Experience of managing profit and loss accounting and working to budgetary targets.
  • Sound project management track record.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of standard forms of contract.
  • Initiating, drafting and reviewing documents.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • People management skills, including leadership attributes.
  • Willingness to travel / stay away from home during the working week.
  • Desirable
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the market.
  • Involvement in estimating / bids, and providing feedback on completed projects.
  • Capable of identifying personal / business areas that can be improved.
  • Multi sector experience (e.g. utilities, construction, M&E, etc.)

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