Senior Quantity Surveyor


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North West - All Permanent October 2nd 2018 £48,000 - £55,000 PH/FP/10/18/SQS Pippa Holland

Senior Quantity Surveyor

£48-55k plus car allowance, pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday

Location: Oldham

As the Senior Quantity Surveyor you will provide commercial expertise to aid with the delivery of the contracted work by taking the commercial lead in a geographical focused team. You will provide accurate and timely commercial reports and advice to the management team whilst ensuring the contract achieves the appropriate commercial targets.

As the Senior Quantity Surveyor you will manage and be accountable for your own workload and your team’s performance and its impact on their area or project.

Senior Quantity Responsibilities

  • Ensure financial acumen of the project team meets business requirements.
  • Ensure that all reporting is accurate and completed to agreed timescales.
  • Ensure the project and programme contract, cost, quality and time targets are met.
  • Ensure prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms and statute.
  • Supervise, mentor and encourage all subordinate staff in their personal professional development including PDP, welfare, safety competency and disciplinary matters.
  • Build a close relationship with delivery manager to ensure the goals for the distribution area are fully met, assisting the operations team with their customer relationship.
  • Maintain and coordinate all commercial reports required for the successful commercial management of the contract.
  • Preparation of the forecasting and reporting of costs against value to ensure that it is in line with the contract profitability forecast.
  • Ensure all subcontract issues are resolved, deferring to the senior quantity surveyor (or managing quantity surveyor) as appropriate.
  • Ensures compliance with all contractual requirements, provide support and training on both the contract and the schedule of rates to maximise value recovery.
  • Management of subcontract accounts including interrogation, procurement, payments, variations and final accounts.
  • Ensures all subcontractor commercial issues are resolved and payments are timely and correct.
  • Identifying, raising and pricing of variation in line with the change control process including identification, measurement claims and rogue rates.
  • Obtain maximum recovery through accurate measurement of the works completed.

Qualification & Skillset required

  • BSc in Quantity Surveying (or other equivalent commercially related discipline).
  • CSCS compliance
  • Working towards professional membership of an appropriate organisation (for example, RICS/CIOB)
  • Detailed knowledge of company management systems including (or similar): Commercial and financial
  • Procurement.
  • Risk management
  • Commercial and contractual knowledge, in various forms of contract
  • A working knowledge of current legislation
  • Negotiation and settlement of disputes and accounts relating both to customers and suppliers
  • People management experience and managing performance, development and disciplinary procedures.
  • Experience working with a variety of contracts, JCT, NEC, FIDIC, ICE