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Senior Quantity Surveyor (£60m Build Project)

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Job Description

Our client has a solid foundation upon which a dynamic, innovative and creative multi-disciplinary business has been built.

They are currently working on the largest high rise developments in the North West.

They undertake Design and Build and Traditional contracts up to £100m in value. An opportunity has arose for a Senior QS to work on one of the biggest live schemes in Manchester.

As senior quantity surveyor you will maintain commercial information to the contract/project, satisfying the needs of both the customer and company with particular focus on managing cost and value, tracking of contractual changes, reporting contract commercial performance and providing assistance and guidance to the commercial and site teams.

Main responsibilities of the role

* Ensure prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms
* Prepare accurate draft subcontracts schedules
* Administer subcontractor performance and ensure compliance with all contractual agreement
* Participate and advise on programme/delay issues arising from change/variations and to prepare claims for extensions of time
* Prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts
* Ensure the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter
* Supervise, mentor and encourage all subordinate staff in their personal professional development
* Place subcontracts in accordance with the main contract
* Manage subcontractor accounts including ensuring payments are timely and correct and any other commercial issues are resolved
* Monitor subcontractor against programme and ensure direct reports do likewise and offer advice and support on problem areas
* Maintain and coordinate cost and value reporting covering both direct and indirect costs in compliance with the commercial reporting timetable
* Coordinate change control and risk processes including identifying, raising and pricing early warnings in line with the change control and customer sign off process, ensuring contractual entitlement and adherence to contractual timescales
* Forecast predicted spend and cash recovery and ensure that both are kept in line with target
* Forecast and monitor cash flow and subcontract payments within WIP and cash targets
* Ensure applications for payment and invoices are completed and submitted to ensure payment is made to terms and within WIP and cash targets
* Value management for project/section of works including preparation of interim and final account
* Advise other project surveyors of opportunities to maximise values and minimise costs in line with company core values
* Ensure direct reports follow the correct procedures
* Proactively report to customer and ensure direct reports do likewise
* Monitor internal expenditure against budget and ensure direct reports do likewise
* Ensure compliance of company health and safety standards and procedures
* Implement and monitor all systems and procedures and ensure effective operation
* Ensure effective communication to all parties
* Maximise efficiency of reporting techniques/systems
* Utilise and develop company ICT systems currently in place
* Maintain awareness of company health and safety requirements and standards
* Input into site activities where appropriate
* Offer support and advise on problem areas
* Ensure inadequate performance is recognised and dealt with appropriately
* Acknowledge outstanding performance
* Set and monitor objectives for surveyors and other direct reports
* Promote encourage and manage effective team work
* Use the appraisal system to provide feedback on objectives and identify training and development needs
* Support training and development needs
* Support and develop other team members commercial and contractual awareness
* Ensure own management and skill base is developed and ensure staff do the same
* Proactively keep up to date and communicate to direct reports
* Interview junior surveying staff to first interview
* Identify potential successors and inform own line manager
* Understand customer objectives and ensure all team are aware
* Maintain a professional company relationship throughout and be a reliable point of contact
* Ensure effective communication with relevant parties
* Explore opportunities for respect business both during and post contract
* Endeavour to maintain relationship into the future
* Liaise with the customer, customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments
* Resolve or report customer/contractor disputes
* Monitor and report performance - good and bad both internally and to supplier in question and take appropriate action
* Monitor fair distribution of workload amongst compliant sub-contractors
* Understand the suppliers business and current commitments to other contracts
* Be aware of the effects of our business practices on supplier companies and take appropriate action
* Gain an understanding of resource allocation
* Attend senior management meetings and subsequently deputise where necessary
* Understand the monthly Board report and assist in the compilation

Our client is willing to offer an excellent salary & overall remuneration package to the succesful candidate.

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