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Quantity Surveyor - Sub-Contractor

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Quantity Surveyor to join the team in this well established and fast growing specialist sub-contractor.

This is a permanent role based at their head office in Rainford.

They are one of the most respected specialist contractors in the UK, working with a broad range of blue chip contractors and clients in the UK. Their success is attributed to the fact that the whole team is committed to recognising client's needs and providing innovative and efficient solutions. Staff, facilities, procedures and systems are all recognised as essential factors, resulting in a company that can excel in all client requirements. Everything that we do is focused on building quality on time.

You will have responsibility for every aspect of successful valuation of projects to ensure monthly cash flow.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

* Monthly valuation of projects and preparation/agreement of final accounts.
* Assessing and pricing variations to contract works in a prompt manner in accordance with contract requirements.
* Working closely with Contracts Managers, Project Managers, Drawing Office and Production to assist in the project being delivered within budget.
* Preparation, submission and agreement of any cost claims against main contractors and subcontractors.
* Re-measuring and comparing tender drawings to actual construction drawings.
* Preparing Sub-contract orders.
* Assessing and valuing Sub-contractor interim applications, and agreeing final accounts.
* Preparation of cash flow information and close liaison with Accounts department in respect of same.
* Regular monthly departmental assessments and overdue payments.
* Following up due and overdue payments, and taking necessary action.
* Checking invoices for authorisation and ensuring all costs are managed and recovered where applicable.
* Monthly reporting on: projected cash flow, project margins, applications raised, payments received, costs to completion.
* Reporting monthly costs to Directors.
* Manage own workload and areas of responsibility.
* Maintain areas of work in a clean and tidy state.

Other Responsibilities:

* Liaising with the Main Contractors' Quantity Surveyors to create a good working relationship and attending meetings on site as required.
* Checking and editing monthly stock transfers to be reported to Accounts if required.
* Seeking and developing ongoing continuous improvement of processes involving the QS and Contracts Departments.
* Acting as an ambassador/exemplar for company
* embracing/supporting/promoting the Company culture and values.
* Seeking and developing ongoing continuous improvement.
* To comply with any objectives/targets/KPIs given.
* To comply with all Company policies including Health & Safety and Environmental/Sustainability Policies.
* Any other duties relevant to the role or as determined by the Manager.

Training & Development:

* Attending any internal/external training courses relevant to the role or as required by the Company.
* Ongoing personal development.

Knowledge/Experience/Attributes:

* Basic understanding of commercial and financial processes.
* QS experience must include working for a sub-contractor.
* Relevant higher education qualification, ideally BSc in Quantity Surveying.
* Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
* Strong negotiator.
* Dispute management.
* High degree of initiative.
* Good letter writing skills.
* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
* Problem solving skills.
* Ability to remain calm under pressure.

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