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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 387397JAN

Job description

Summary of Role:
Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a small to medium sized project up to £10m, or section of a larger project.
Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customers business industry / sector.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Business Leadership
* Anticipate and plan change in commercial resource within a project to meet changing demands
Tendering and Pre-Contract Activities
* Provide commercial support to tendering process
Start Up of New Projects
* Has a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project commercial start up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures
* Ensure that materials and off site services are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with the company procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept
* Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensure the team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with procurement policy
* Prepare the basis of work package contents sheets and ensure the project team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carry out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place
* Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and place subcontracts, all in accordance with the company procurement process
* Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties
Applications for Payment and Invoicing
* Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment
* Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes
* Develop a strategy for concluding client negotiations
Cost Control
* Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities
* Monitor and manage subcontract costs to ensure that the project meets and / or exceeds targets
* Ensure material wastage reconciliations are completed and the data used for cost reduction
* Monitor resources and costs to ensure that the project meets and / or exceeds targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources
* Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use
Accounting and Reporting
* Produce accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts and contributes toward the setting of financial targets
* Through understanding of planning and programming and knowledge of financial reporting challenge the rest of the project team(s) to ensure accurate progress reporting
* Establish and maintain accurate reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets
Risk and Opportunity Management
* Identify project risks and opportunities early and ensure that they are managed, with risk and opportunity registers in use to minimise the risks and realise opportunities
Change Control
* Ensure that any "Change" is identified and recorded through participation in regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements
* Ensure that all "Change" is challenged where the performance of the project could be affected
* Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client "Change" is recovered
* Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation
Programming and Project Controls
* Assist and provide advice on programmes regarding the contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk, and maximise opportunity
Main Contract Administration
* Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and _stakeholders_, including the company contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent
* Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the company contractual obligations
Subcontract Administration
* Prepare all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time
* Prepare subcontract instructions
* Put in place and adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures
* Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorisation
* Checking of day work sheets and time and material records for accuracy
* Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Events variations, claims and disputes
* Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities
* Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials where necessary
* Ensure that subcontract documentation is issued for execution timely and entered onto the Contract Document Register all in accordance with the company Processes
Project Completion
* Close out project efficiently
* Ensure appropriate records and information are kept and archived

QS Card

BSc Quantity Surveying or equivalent

Professional Membership:

Relevant Experience:
Commercial Lead on £10+ Scheme

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