Quantity surveyor

anonymous company - Basingstoke And Deane
new offer (10/12/2019)

job description

This challenging and exciting opportunity requires an individual with a strong technical background and experience in being an active member of a commercial team on technically complex civil engineering or infrastructure contracts and frameworks. Our client’s specialist civil and ground engineering skills, equipment and experience provide a solid foundation for every project. They work across all construction sectors, helping a variety of clients achieve cost savings by fully value engineering projects using the latest, innovative, creative design, tendering, installation and delivery technology. They provide a total capability in the early construction phases of major projects, providing an end-to-end solution combined with a bespoke choice of services. Backed by a central technical design and engineering resource, they can deliver the full range of foundations, groundworks, site remediation, piling, geotechnical and structures techniques. As one of the largest specialist contractors in the industry, our client is able to provide clients with a 'one-stop foundation solution' – all supported by their state-of-the-art processes and technologies. Their offering includes piling, diaphragm walling, ground improvement and foundations. Due to the continued commitment to sustainable growth and a significant forward order workload, including major HS2 works packages, our client is looking to appoint a Quantity Surveyor to ensure commercial and contractual control and co-ordination of the efforts of all parties involved in the execution of assigned major projects. You will provide support and assistance to other members of the commercial and quantity surveying teams, and Project Directors and Managers on all aspects relating to commercial activity. The Role Reporting to the Group Commercial Manager, on a day to day basis, duties will include the following;
In conjunction with therelevant project management team members and Senior Quantity Surveyors, be accountable for the profitability of the projects, and assist in the development of an appropriate commercial strategy for schemes to ensure delivery of required margins Assist in the management and maintenance of a contract cost reporting system, ensuring all financial information is captured, managed, up-to-date, tracked and reported with budget costs, tender allowances, risk, opportunities and deviations Assist in necessary interface information between clients, subcontractors, suppliers and internal teams is provided in a timely manner Ensure any contract changes are identified, valued and turned into agreed variation orders with clients in a timely manner Ensure that subcontracts are placed in an appropriate manner to step down required responsibilities from the main contract Assist the project delivery team in arranging and undertaking financial reviews, including the issue of associated reports Assist in the provision of accurate monthly reporting of cost and value on projects in line with the company’s reporting process, whilst always ensuring compliance with commercial expectations Support progress monitoring, provide commercial reporting and incorporate information to support change management and variations orders The Person Previous experience in the capacity of being a member of a commercial team within a relevant civil engineering or infrastructure environment is required Sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of contract Knowledge and understanding of tendering and procurement processes Knowledge of various construction techniques for a wide array of projects Ability to apply the knowledge and principles of quantity surveying to complex and challenging schemes Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials Knowledge and understanding of sub-contracting principles, together with the ability to draft and administer sub contracts Ability to implement procedures to quantify and cost construction works, including the use of appropriate standard methods of measurement Proficiency in administration, communication, reporting, numeracy, IT and MS Office etc The ability to build effective relationships at all levels both internally and externally Proven ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative Enthusiasm and results focussed, with an ability to work well under pressure and to challenging or stringent deadlines Effective negotiation skills with both internal and external clients and teams A highly attractive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate, coupled with career progression, security and longevity of work given the company’s secured forward order workload over the next five years and their continued dedication to profitable growth within the UK

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