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Job description

Background

A contractor based in Merseyside has an unprecedented opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to their continuously growing team, to work on a number of civil engineering and highways based projects across the county

The Role

The position involves:

  • Working as part of the commercial team, interfacing on a regular basis with their Operations, Finance and Engineering departments and other support functions.
  • Working directly with local councils on project sites.
  • Reporting directly to the Business Unit General Manager

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will ensure the following duties are carried out:

  • Procurement of sub-contractors and the preparation of contract documents.
  • Preparation of initial project budgets and thereafter maintaining them on a regular basis through the life cycle of the project.
  • Preparation and agreement of variations.
  • Preparation and agreement of valuations.
  • Ensure that a detailed measure of works completed is maintained on an ongoing basis.
  • Timely submission of cost/value reconciliations
  • Manage sub-contractor valuations and associated payments
  • Maintain labour cost scheduling in conjunction with the Project Managers.
  • Maintain accurate cost reporting systems and associated projections
  • Completion of internal monthly cost forecasting and project reviews.
  • Preparation of all final account documentation.
  • Assist in developing and improving all relevant IT reporting and control systems within your sphere of operation.
  • Assist in estimating process providing cost build ups and cash flow forecasts.
  • Review conditions of contract for tenders and advise of areas of risk.
  • Attendance at meetings as required.

Essential criteria

  • A third level qualification in Quantity Surveying with a minimum of at least two years post qualification experience preferably in a construction environment with a civil engineering bias.
  • Highly IT literate with experience of applying general / specialist packages within QS context.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills combined with the analytical and problem solving skills to reach realistic workable solutions.
  • A strong commercial focus with an ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to use initiative to develop new approaches and improve systems.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to succeed within a demanding business with high levels of motivation and evidence of being a self starter.
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills and the ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be able to negotiate and use conflict resolution skills where appropriate.
  • A flexible / adaptable approach to job role, working away from home when required and to a fast changing business environment.
  • Highly motivated with strong levels of accountability and ownership.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the UK when required.
  • A working knowledge of Standard forms of Contract

Desirable criteria

  • An understanding or awareness of the highways contracting industry

General Additional

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Circa £38,000 - £42,000