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Quantity Surveyor - Dry lining & suspended ceilings

Job Description

Job Title Quantity Surveyor - Drylining

Description of role Full Time and Permanent

Salary (DOE) + Negotiable benefits

Department Commercial

Location Manchester

Report to Director

Job Description:

My client is currently recruiting for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their Commercial team. The purpose of this role will be to manage all commercial aspects of specific projects and complete tasks assigned by the Commercial Manager, ensuring agreed profit levels are maintained, negotiating and quantifying with Operatives and measuring works as specified to price. The successful candidate will measure, price and invoice all elements of work to be charged for the package of works contracted. They will negotiate with clients, preparing detailed valuation and applications for payments with supporting documentation, including marked up drawings, defining and agreeing price variations and maintaining margins. This individual will be responsible for their own projects. Additionally, they may be asked to oversee and mentor other Quantity Surveyor(s) to support their development and maximise the commercial opportunities on their projects.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities will include:

* Effectively communicating and building relationships with key clients, site supervisors, project/contract managers, operatives, surveyors, payroll and other head office staff on all aspects of Quantity Surveying on assigned projects to mitigate risk and maintain agreed margins
* To be a self-sufficient Job Surveyor who is able to work on their own initiative, leading projects while maintaining strong team relationships
* Work with other Quantity Surveyors to share your knowledge and expertise, acting as a mentor to less experienced team members, as required
* Work on claims and entitlements as required
* Understand and be able to carry out weekly wage process on site
* Plan and organise work effectively, understanding the commercial implications of design change and achieve key application dates and time lines
* Reconcile tender to works and identify any additional works or variations
* Manage information to ensure timely application for payment with main contractor and operative wages
* Liaise with Site Management and co-produce monthly reporting for specific projects
* Accurately estimate and evaluate price work of operatives, make decisions on rate of pay, additional rates, and price variations, whilst maintaining agreed margins and employee satisfaction through labour retention
* Monitor and report on labour retention for your site to the client and the business
* Live and breathe health and safety, according to Company procedures
* Be responsible for self-development, as per my client's performance management and development framework
* You may be asked to oversee other projects/Quantity Surveyors to ensure the commercial opportunities on projects are managed and maximised

Person Profile:

* Experience of working for a company specialising in Dry lining, ideally with a subcontractor
* Fanatical attention to detail
* Significant construction quantity surveying experience
* Ability to adjust personal style to suit varying situations
* Ability to read and measure drawings
* Commercial skills
* Ability to mentor and coach less experienced members of the team
* Build effective working relationships with the team and clients
* Strong IT skills particularly with Excel
* Enjoys working with people from different professional and trade backgrounds
* Ability to travel, as required

Desirable:

RICS accredited

Qualifications:

Essential & regulatory

* Current holder or working towards relevant qualification such as a BSC in Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience.

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