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Project Quantity Surveyor - Tier 1 Contractor

Job Description

Why work for our client

Our client delivers amazing projects throughout the Northwest, Major Projects.

With an on-going commitment to attracting local talent, they have brought together a diverse team of experienced, forward thinking people, all of which is key to making us the business we are today.

Our client is an international property developer and construction company specialising in bringing projects to life through strategic partnership, investment and relationship building.

Our Vision

They are focussed on growing our global presence and have ambitious growth plans to become a top 10 UK construction contractor, are anchored within the Northern Powerhouse.

Key Facts

* Multi award winning contractor
* Operating in over 20 countries
* Turnover in excess of $7billion
* Employ circa 20,000 staff worldwide

Purpose of the Role

The Quantity Surveyor will assist the commercial team on site with the procurement of work packages, subcontract management/administrations. Administering of the main contract, risk management and feeding into the project CVR and monthly reporting process, and will require a passion for first class delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

Reporting into the Senior Project QS you will take ownership of specific commercial activities, taking responsibility for work packages or areas of work and site wide preliminary and logistic teams. You will also be required to maintain relationships and work closely with the project team, client and design teams as well as our supply chain which will culminate in the successful delivery of the project. The role may also entail into bid management and estimating (future phases), as well as the support to the commercial leads for overall strategy of the UK business.

With a flexible approach to supporting all activities, preferably but not limited to:

* Timely and accurate applications for payment compliant with the contract Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 if appropriate.
* Stringent Cash Management and Forecasting.
* Maintaining Risk Management Processes and procedures.
* Ensure proper and timely notification of Contract or Insurance events.
* Contractual correspondence.
* Preparing accurate and prudent cost/value analysis.
* Budget preparation.
* Approving interim and Final account measurement.
* Approving pricing and Rating variations.
* Obtaining appropriate extension of time.
* Management, interim and final account agreement of sub-contracts.
* Good quality and accurate records are kept.
* Drafting claims (where appropriate) for approval prior to submission.
* Maintenance of cost control systems for demonstration to clients (where required).
* To produce Project Procurement Strategy Documentation.
* To produce Project Value Enhancement Plans.
* To ensure the effective performance management and development of his/her direct reports, and the effective organization of everyone within the commercial activity on the project.
* To assist in the provision of a provision of a commercial appraisal of a project for external audit purposes.
* Accountable for specific areas of responsibility and deliverables and manages the associated risks.
* Delivers activities to support operational objectives for their specific contract, project or specialism.
* Inputs to planning activities with horizons of typically 6 months to one year.
* Operates within agreed operational and/or management guidelines.
* Interacts with client or users around specific work efforts and deliverables.
* Supports delivery of Health and Safety policy and standards.
* Manages the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards taking account of impact outside area of responsibility.
* Focus of work is predominantly against defined targets but performs a range tasks from complex to straightforward.

Work Experience / Expectations

* Main Contractor background
* Experience working on new building projects over the value of £20m
* Sub-contract management
* Procurement of sub-contractors
* JCT Main and Sub-Contract experience
* Commercial/Residential/Aviation (Dependent on project)

Qualification / Health & Safety Requirements

* Degree in Quantity Surveying
* MRICS (or working towards)
* A valid CSCS card is a requirement.

Personal Qualities

* The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development.
* Good interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to form effective working relationships and work as part of a team.
* Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material.
* Confident and comfortable in client/supply chain situations.
* Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity.
* Strong work ethics.

Behavioral Competencies

* Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work.
* Tackles problems head-on and resolves without delay.
* Shares knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.
* Is committed to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
* Works well as part of a team and also as an individual.

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