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Quantity Surveyor – unusual role

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North West - Lancashire Permanent February 13th 2020 £40,000 - £45,000 + package APH/FP/2020/1302QS Pippa Holland

Quantity Surveyor – unusual role

Subcontractor and Main contractor


£40,000 - £45,000 + Package

Our Client, a well-established manufacturer and building contractor based in the outskirts of Preston, are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join their growing team. Working on a variety of general construction projects with a value of up to £5m, the Quantity Surveyor will be expected to work on at least 2 projects concurrently.

It is an unusual role as you will be very integral in the running of the commercial side of the manufacturing and installation of the construction schemes.

Dealing with supplier agreements, Pricing work, planning the procurement, managing the subcontractors.

The Quantity Surveyor must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in financial and commercial management of projects up to the value of £5m, must have a Bsc in Quantity Surveying, and must show that you have successfully completed at last 2 projects for a main contractor or subcontractor

Key Deliverables –

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Work and Outlook
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Be able to work within a team environment
  • Need to be able to work on their own initiative in accordance with pre-determined guidelines.
  • Full clean driving license.
  • Be able to prepare and review budgets
  • Advise when you are likely to exceed the budget constraints set by the site team. Advising the Operations Manager if budgets are being exceeded.
  • Recommend most competitive subcontractors to Operations Manager/Site Manager
  • Prepare, issues and check subcontract documentation
  • Must be able to produce and issues on time monthly applications and ensure that payment is received on time from the employer.
  • Deal with all commercial aspects of the contract with the Employer.
  • Provide accurate cost/value reports each month including accurate margin forecasts at completion
  • Review subcontract applications and make payments in accordance with agreed dates
  • Produce detailed measurements of all works
  • Agree final accounts with subcontractors and Employer

Personal Attributes –

  • Characterised by commitment to personal and company success.
  • Proactive, diligent, able and willing to think ahead
  • Understand the values of the company and respond positively
  • Communicate positively and effectively
  • Focused, thorough, high level of attention to detail
  • Adaptable to the future demands of the industry
  • Highly enthusiastic and be committed