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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 64594GW_1502192766
Contact Name: Greg Wills
Contact Email: g.wills@project-resource.co.uk
Job Published: August 08, 2017 12:46

Job Description

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: Berkshire

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 plus generous benefits package

The Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity with a forward thinking PQS, cost consultancy. They are looking to add a Senior Quantity Surveyor to their team in order to manage their growing Client base. The ideal candidate will be ambitious and have worked within consultancies previously.

The successful candidate will be charismatic and who are client facing and customer focused. The consultancy is based within Berkshire, so living in commutable distance is essential. The driven team of consultants pride themselves on being experts in their field.

The PQS is looking for a Quantity Surveyor to work within a number of sectors including Commercial, Residential, Education, Sports, Nuclear and Retail. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on financial and legal matters that arise during the project. This role presents an excellent opportunity for a proactive individual to take responsibility for providing all core Quantity Surveying services on a number of interesting projects, for a number of clients across a variety of sectors.

Key Responsibilities

  • The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project
  • Promote commercial awareness throughout project
  • To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances
  • To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures
  • Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies
  • Individually or as part of a team operate processes for the selection, appointment and management of construction and engineering contractors

Cost Planning including:

  • Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals
  • Preparation of elemental cost plans
  • Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations

Procurement including:

  • Providing advice on procurement strategy
  • Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists
  • Preparing and issuing tender documents.
  • Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors
  • Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations
  • Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports
  • Preparation of contract documents
  • Complaint tenders

Post Contract Quantity Surveying including:

  • Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments
  • Preparing certificates
  • Managing change control in accordance with contracts
  • Producing cost reports and cost forecasting

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline
  • Strong technical delivery experience
  • MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body
  • Ability to successfully manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner
  • Strong Feasibility and cost planning experience
  • Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery
  • Able to build long-term relationships
  • Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client