Quantity Surveyor

£30,000 - £40,000 per annum



Job Description

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, a vacancy has arisen for an experienced Quantity Surveyor, working within our client’s Water division. You will work alongside the contract delivery team to ensure the profitability, cost control, cash management, contractual compliance and accurate reporting of Infrastructure and / or Non-Infrastructure (civil engineering & MEICA) projects.

Daily/weekly tasks:
• Undertaking regular cost to complete (CTC) reviews with the contract delivery teams
• Undertaking monthly cost and value reconciliations as part of the project financial reporting process
• Reviewing project programmes and produce detailed CTC forecasts
• Supporting the contract delivery teams to maximise value and minimise cost; ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base
• Promoting commercial challenge at all times to contract delivery teams
• Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan
• Ensuring the contract delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances
• Reviewing of contract documents to ensure that the company is protected from onerous terms and conditions
• Managing contract commercial aspects with the client including compensation events, extension of time, completion requests, etc.
• Preparing and assisting with the evaluation and submission of quotations for variation works
• Assessing contract risk and work with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans
• Managing commercial performance against business targets and Framework KPI’s
• Ensuring cash flow is maximised and debt levels minimised
• Undertaking final account negotiations to achieve the best possible outcome
• Issuing sub-contract tender packages and undertake contractual evaluation of the tender returns
• Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors
• Managing the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to final account agreement; including change management, payment assessments, instructions, notifications, accruals and completion documentation
• Supporting the proposals team to evaluate risk and opportunity during tender preparation
• Attending post tender, pre-contract, project handover and progress meetings
• Attending internal and external commercial review meetings
• Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement
• Ensuring the group commercial policies are adhered to and that the requirements of legislation are met
• Providing people management, support and development of Trainee and / or Assistant Quantity Surveyors

The experience we’re looking for in a candidate:
• Construction experience in the Water Industry is preferable
• Having a Civil Engineering or M&E background
• An industry applicable qualification
• Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
• Full working knowledge of the NEC3 & 4 suite of contracts
• A good level of competency of Microsoft packages
• Be able to organise yourself and others workload
• Working to deadlines
• Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
• Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required
• Self-motivation, passion and a driven 'can do' problem solving attitude
• Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence
• Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice
• Proven commercial management skills with a proactive approach to achieving results
• Excellent written and oral communication with Client’s, Colleagues and Supply Chain
• Proven influencing and negotiation skills to both internal and external stakeholders
• Flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
• Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service

The salary banding is indicative and dependent on experience. Details on the full package are to be discussed during shortlisting.
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