Project Quantity Surveyor

Recruiter
Simpson Booth Ltd.
Location
Slough
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jan 2021
Closes
11 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client, a prominent utilities & environmental services company within Greater London, seek a Project Quantity Surveyor to be based out of Slough, Berkshire.

Please note: The preferred candidate must have a utilities, waste water (infrastructure) or main contractor background

This is a 100% Full time staff position.

Role Purpose: The Project Quantity Surveyor is required to ensure that all commercial aspects of the projects under their remit are properly managed and controlled, and that commercial strategy is developed and delivered in accordance with the requirements of the business.

Key Responsibilities

General

(1) Provide assistance, support and guidance on all commercial issues within the projects

and ensure that commercial staff attain their maximum potential

(2) Develop and expand the commercial knowledge of the commercial team

(3) Review all commercial plans to deliver maximum margin

(4) Provide contractual advice during the tendering process Identify improvements to

commercial procedures

(5) Manage the monthly commercial audit process

(6) Manage mediation/adjudication claims

(7) Ensure the subcontract process is administered correctly to protect the Company

Reporting

(1) Complete monthly review of contract results and performance

(2) Carry out cashflow and Work in Progress reporting

(3) Manage CVRs on a monthly basis to satisfy the requirements of the Business

Unit/Company and provide any other reports which may be required

(4) Ensure compliance with corporate governance

(5) Manage and review cost to complete forecasts

Valuation & Cash Collection

(1) Ensure all valuations are submitted on time

(2) Maximise monthly valuations

(3) Ensure timely collection of cash

(4) Deal with claims preparation, final account negotiation and settlement

(5) Manage the compensation event process including timely submission with cost information

Audit & Governance

(1) Ensure full compliance with Company commercial procedures and corporate governance

requirements

(2) Carry out audits on various contracts

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE JOB

Skills

  • Excellent record keeping and control
  • Numerical and financial proficiency
  • Accuracy and Due Diligence
  • Time keeping and meeting deadlines
  • IT Literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to deal with customers and service providers
  • Able to deal with contractors and sub-contractors

Knowledge

  • Management of a team of quantity surveyors, costing staff and project planners
  • Degree qualified, or equivalent
  • Experience of development and implementation of procedures
  • Civil engineering works experience, including utilities Knowledge of a wide range of contract
  • conditions
  • Strong contractual experience
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all
  • levels of personnel
  • Ability to effectively prioritise a busy workload and meet project deadlines
  • Evidence new ways of thinking which deliver benefits Ability to influence others
  • High standard of knowledge in estimating and/or quantity surveying
  • U se of Construction suite software
  • Use of Microsoft Word, Excel

Attitude/Attributes

  • Ability to work to achieve high levels of accuracy in busy working environment
  • High degree of personal motivation
  • Ability to work as part of a close knit management team and manage numerous activities/projects
  • simultaneously
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision
  • Outgoing personality for dealing directly with Clients and their design team
  • Professional 'get it done' attitude and work ethic

Training & Qualifications

  • Qualified to a high standard in estimating and/or quantity surveying (Desirable)
  • Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards
  • Structural or civil engineering qualification (Desirable)
  • Current Driving Licence