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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Major Project

Job Description

Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on at the beginning of a new build/refurbishment commercial scheme with a contract value of circa £700m

My client is a Regional Contractor working on a variety of Building Schemes across the North West.

They are looking to appoint a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on at the beginning of a new build/refurbishment commercial scheme with a contract value of circa £700 million.

Reporting to the Construction Director your role will be to provide a full range of cost control and financial reporting duties on all aspects of construction work undertaken.

Duties include : " Attend pre-design meetings to advise on all areas that have cost implication " Check all contract drawings to identify errors, omissions, anomalies, and areas where unnecessary costs may arise.

Prepare all tender documentation and letters, including carrying out preliminary checks on subcontractors.

" Prepare Site Budget - carry out analysis of quotations resulting from tender enquiry; assesses Site Staff levels and build programmes with the Construction Director to ascertain preliminary costs; collates all cost information and prepares budget for approval

" Arrange and adjudicate Pre-site start meeting and prepares stage payment schedule to assist in the financing of the works.

Placing Subcontractor Orders; Interviews and checks references on selected subcontractors; carry out pre-order meetings including all necessary Health and Safety requirements; finalises tender sum and agrees a stage payment schedule for payment purposes; prepare all contract documentation and places order.

Variation Orders and Development Changes; provides cost advice on major variations prior to issue; issue revised contract drawings to subcontractors; negotiate cost of variations including liaison between Buyers and Build Managers; provide a full range of pricing information for purchaser's extras.

* Cost Reporting - Checks all costs posted to each contract; collate and reconcile all costs resulting from subcontract works, variation orders, site instructions, material order and preliminary / running costs;
* provides monthly analysis of costs and identify possible areas of over expenditure at future dates.

" Subcontractor Payments -check, agree and obtain necessary authorisation for passing payments for all elements of subcontractor works; agrees final accounts with subcontractors.

" Ensure all works have been carried out within budget and analyses costs to assist on future estimates.

Skills and experience required :

" An appropriate Quantity Surveying qualification and a good all-round knowledge of construction technology and the industry is essential. Computer literate, number and have good negotiating skills. " Strong personal organisational skills " Ability to work in isolation but also as part of a team within a growing business " Knowledge and understanding of JCT D&B Contracts preferable.

The company have plans to triple in size over the next 3-4 years leading to numerous opportunities for career progression.

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