Location: North West
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45-£50k plus package
Start Date: asap
Hours: Full time with flexible working
If you’re super-organised, a self-starter and enjoy no two days being the same, this may well be the role for you. You’ll work from our office in Bolton supporting our Project Delivery Team and Wider Contract Team. This is a hands-on role, so you’ll be a quick learner, adaptable and have great people skills.
You’ll be joining a business that thrives on achieving results that benefit people and communities, and offers you incredible opportunities to learn, grow, develop and take your career in the direction you want.
- To support the delivery of a projects service through a locally based project team and specialist supply chain partners.
- To support the delivery process, end to end for all project works (small works, minor works, lifecycle works and medium, high value projects).
- The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be required to deal with a wide variety of people including clients, suppliers, commercial colleagues and wider team.
- To manage key stakeholder engagement and effective communications with all relevant parties.
- To provide preliminary cost advice, advising on the likely cost of a scheme from inception of a new project.
- Prepare a realistic budget and a cost plan showing the distribution of cost for each element based on the client brief.
- Cost planning during the design stage of the project to ensure the client obtain the best possible value for money including added value to his property asset, preferably having regard to total costs using life cycle costing technique so that the costs are distributed in the most realistic way and the contract sum is kept within the client’s budget. Approximate estimate of the initial costs of building are prepared using feasibility or conceptual estimating.
- Advise on the most appropriate form of building procurement based on the type of project, quality of building, speed of construction, apportionment of risk and price certainty.
- Prepare tender documents in the tendering stage including Bill of Quantities as required.
- Provide frank, sound and practical advice on contractor selection based on the industrial relations record, past performance in meeting standard, time target and the quality of management and make recommendations.
- Evaluation of tenders and negotiate rates with contractors.
- Value the work carried out each month and make recommendations as to payment to be made to the contractor including advising on the financial effect of variation or receipt of instructions.
- Prepare interim certificate to contractor every month based on the negotiated accepted claims with the contractor’s QS.
- Prepare financial statements during the construction period and advise on anticipated liability for payment, giving dates and amounts. Prepare the final account for the whole project and agree details and totals with the contractor’s Quantity Surveyor.
- Provide effective cost planning to ensure over-budget will not occur in the project from the successful contractor’s tender to final project cost. Prepare cost plans that list down all the expenses right through to the project’s completion.
- Prepare, administer and cost variations.
- Contribute to risk assessing projects and the probability and extent of relevant effects.
- Acts as ‘Technical Expert’, ensuring technical competence of service delivery/supply chain whilst validating and disseminating best practice and innovation. As required, act as technical expert in respect of any client disputes.
- Support the provision of regular reporting both internal and external covering project delivery status, financials, risks etc.
- Convening and attending appropriate project and client meetings.
- To promote excellent relationships with the client, supply chain partners and other partners.
- To ensure that the operational aspects of his/her region/business area/location(s) are delivered in accordance with the SLA by an agreed programme of qualitative checks and control measures and to rectify identified deviation where appropriate.
- To ensure that a Continuous Improvement Process is an integral part of service delivery increasingly adding value to both the business and our client.
- Assist in the establishment of systems of governance, monitoring and control, designed to ensure appropriate control over all critical service points, to maximise customer satisfaction, minimise customer complaints and other adverse feedback.
- To support and lead the introduction of operational best practice into the region.
- At least 5 years in a Quantity Surveying role within the building services field.
- NEBOSH qualified or equivalent
- Training/experience of working within the CDM Regulations
- Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written
- Recognised Quantity Surveyor Qualification
- Proven commercial ability and awareness
- Able to prioritise own workload
- Ability to operate effective IT systems
- Be able to work under pressure within structured timeframes
If this role is of interest, please apply and someone will be in touch to discuss in further detail.