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Quantity Surveyor (Refurb & Maintenance, Blue Chip Client)

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Job Description

The business

A well-known, growing refurbishment and maintenance contractors based in Manchester, with sites across Manchester and West Yorkshire, are looking for Quantity Surveyor to join their team and take control of a high profile contract with a major national blue chip client. Continued success across the business and the upturn in construction has led to significant expansion of live and upcoming contracts, hence the requirement for an expanding QS team.

The success of this business in recent years has emerged from the successful and mutually respectful partnerships with public and private sector organisations, including major national businesses. A diverse client base has assured a steady and exciting growth trajectory, and contracts valued up to £5m make the business dynamic and fast paced.

The role - duties, responsibilities and experience

An experienced Quantity Surveyor, you will be joining a business that is on an exciting upward curve. Working alongside a talented commercial team and with a supportive and highly experienced board of directors, you'll manage a handful of projects (depending on the values) and be comfortable running fast-paced construction and refurbishment jobs. Taking on the below responsibilities, you'll have a busy, challenging and rewarding career move:

* Ensuring that project/contract values are maximised through careful and intricate management of costs, budgets, schedules and subcontractor performance (for example labour support packages)
* Maintain contract reports and ensure internal and external stakeholders are kept up to date with project progress - including the raising of any potential issues
* Build and maintain strong working relationships with the client business, operational teams, and directors to ensure timely completion of contracts to budget
* Use strong negotiation skills to ensure maximum value on all projects, whilst ensuring payments are made and received on time and in accordance with contract terms
* Forecast predicted spends and variations, make timely payment applications, and prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts
* Support the development of assistant quantity surveyors where appropriate

Qualified to degree level (for example, BSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent), you'll be able to demonstrate commercial astuteness, an ability to manage more than one package at once (where appropriate), and strong negotiation skills - the ingredients to being a successful Quantity Surveyor. A background in maintenance, refurbishment or small works would be ideal, or a social housing background would also suit this work nicely (although they don't operate in social housing circles).

This is a role with an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to varied contracts and projects for a major national client, working for a unique, growing organisation.

Salary and Remuneration

Expect to be rewarded with a salary of up to £45,000 plus a car/allowance and a competitive benefits package. You'll also be exposed to significant (and quick) career progression opportunities to Senior Quantity Surveyor and beyond following success in this role.

For a confidential discussion about your career, this position and other Quantity Surveyor vacancies I am currently managing, please contact me: George Lucking, Commercial Specialist, on 0151 230 1690 or on 07860 270 738. Alternatively, apply direct with your CV.


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