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Quantity Surveyor (Expanding Subcontractor)

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Job Description

Our client - Your New Business:

My St Helens based client are a specialist subcontractor in roofing and cladding with over 20 years' experience in this specialist market. They have enjoyed continued growth and success over the last 5 years, having built their business on solid foundations of contracts with blue-chip main contractors on prestigious new build and external refurbishment projects.

Currently turning over £20m and working on £multi-million projects (with their contracts being worth up to £2m), the business is big enough to be a leading player in their industry, and small enough to offer a close, family-feel culture. Managed by an involved and engaging MD, the business is forecasting continued sustainable growth through an order book that is full for the next 12 months and beyond. With exceptional financial backing, they are now looking to expand significantly - winning new contracts on more high profile projects.

To support this expansion we are collaboratively looking for competent Quantity Surveyor to help drive the commercial performance across the roofing and cladding contracts projects on a variety of new build and refurbishment contracts in the North West. You will maintain smooth contact with all business stakeholders, including internal operational and commercial teams, and of course clients. Succeeding in this role, you'll be supporting the business in satisfying the needs of both the customer and company, driving value and profitability and on quick turnaround projects in multiple sectors.

The business will consider commercial candidates at intermediate through to senior Quantity Surveyor level. The vision is for the commercial team to continue to develop around you - so it represents an excellent opportunity to grow and develop in a tight-knit, efficient and prestigious specialist business.

Your duties and responsibilities as a Quantity Surveyor:

* Take commercial responsibility across several contracts, packages and projects; managing costs and driving value and profitability
* Maintain a strong working relationship with client(s) over a multitude of on-going projects
* Forecast predicted spends, forecast project cash flows and prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts, including the appropriate prompt payments in accordance with contract terms
* Negotiate variations with main contractors / customers and ensure maximum productivity across contracts, including submitting payment applications when appropriate
* Ensure the submission of relevant contract updates, including potential programme delays, issues or variations - to the business and to the client/customer where appropriate
* Supervise, mentor and encourage any junior or subordinate staff in their personal professional development, including ensuring assistant quantity surveyors' participation in the management of subcontractors
* Maintain and coordinate cost and value reporting covering - both direct and indirect costs - in compliance with the commercial reporting timetable

Your skills and experience required:

As a Quantity Surveyor with either a subcontractor or main contractor background, ideally with experience in roofing or similar subcontract operations, you will be comfortable operating in new build and external refurbishment environments.

Your understanding of payment processes on both sides of the fence (subcontractor and main contractor) will considerably help you to hit the ground running in this role, and your ability to build internal and external relationships will be fundamental to success.
Your skills as a negotiator will also be important, and will help maximise profits on all live and future contracts. You'll be a calming influence in a fast-paced environment and will be unfazed by contractual pressures from big-name clients.

Salary, Remuneration & other benefits on offer:

Our client is willing to offer a salary and package above market rate to secure the right individual - it'll be negotiable for the right applicant. There are also additional benefits including a car allowance (combined with your salary), laptop, company phone and flexible working (including the option of working from home).

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join an established and continuously growing specialist subcontractor, operating successfully across the North West and beyond.

Please get in touch today with George Lucking, Commercial Specialist on 0151 230 1690 / 07860 270 738 for more details on opportunities available, or apply direct below with your CV.


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