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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Major Build Project

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Job Description

Our client is one of the largest international building contractors in the UK.

The company employs over 10,000 people in the UK, has an annual turnover over £500m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Major Construction, Education, Healthcare and Facilities Management.

The Project is currently located in Woolwich working for a National Building Contractor in the Healthcare sector.

Main Responsibilities:

1 Prepare monthly cost reports and management reports forecasting accurately from commencement to completion of the project on financial and progress issues on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
2 Procurement is generally undertaken by the Procurement Department, however the QS are to confirm the budgets and review the contents of the subcontractor orders.
3 Advise the Commercial Director of any potential disputes arising between us and the Subcontractors.
4 Issue withholding and payment notices within the correct time scales.
5 Respond to all subcontractors correspondence where required.
6 Take ownership of your project with the relevant contracts manager for both progress and commercial matters.
7 Updating information on progress of projects and passing to Commercial Director as required.
8 Working to deadlines set by myself and others within the team.
9 Delegate and monitor tasks to trainee Quantity Surveyor.
10 Ensure continuous communication with other team members to review contract progress and address immediately associated issues.
11 Attending site weekly (or as required) to review issues including providing solutions and advice to ensure successful project completion.
12 Ensuring the workforce employed on site are treated fairly and communication is filtered through to them.
13 Ensure that payment applications for subcontractors are paid in accordance with the conditions agreed and provide accordingly any supporting information relevant to their claim.
14 Properly advise the client of variations and forecasting of the account including advising them of progress and delays and supporting this with relevant document correspondence.
15 Ensure cash flow is maintained in our favour during course of the contract and provide early forecasting of any short fall should that be relevant.
16 Ensure continuous correspondence with consultants including monitoring content of correspondence to be specific, relevant and grammatically correct.
17 Identify and review key performance indicators with Commercial Director.
18 Monitor and review procurement - including placing subcontract orders and ensure they arrive on time and within budget.
19 Set and monitor subcontract final accounts.
20 Closing off final accounts and liabilities on the balance sheet.
21 Ensure all team members are aware of any issues on site including any potential claim disputes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
22 Ensuring filing of site project correspondence is maintained.
23 Review adjustment to costs to be pursued on old contracts.
24 Ensure weekly photos are stored on file and backed-up.
25 Identify training needs of team members and liaise with Training Manager
26 Ensure best value and quality for company.
27 Be proactive in promoting company for future projects.
28 Provide annual leave cover during absence of team members.
29 Support, monitor and discuss good practice with Assistant Quantity Surveyor.
30 Delegate tasks to QS / Assistant and Trainee.
31 Carry out induction book reviews with new starters under their supervision.


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of benefits including but not limited to:

* Company car/car allowance
* 5% Company pension contribution
* Life Assurance at 2 x Notional salary
* Single persons private medical cover
* Permanent Health Cover

Sorry, this job has now been closed and will no longer be taking applications.

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