Based in our Durham office, (but working throughout UK as required), the successful applicant will provide a general Quantity Surveying service for our substation projects.
THE POSITION INVOLVES:
Working as part of the Commercial team interfacing on a regular basis with our Operations, Finance and Engineering departments and other support functions.
Working directly with local project sites and Project / Site Managers to ensure optimum delivery of projects.
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 for civil and electrical works with clients.
Preparation of valuation claims based on the milestone payments set up by client.
Ensure that a detailed measure of works completed is maintained on an ongoing basis.
Apply stringent commercial awareness when splitting these milestone payments to ensure that cash flow is maximised.
Timely submission of cost/value reconciliations
Manage sub-contractor valuations and associated payments
Maintain labour resource 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.
Provide technical support and problem solving in relation to civil and construction design and installation processes.
Efficient use of the company IT systems for document control between Power team, Client, designers and sub-contractors
It is essential that the jobholder is a focused self-starter with the enthusiasm, motivation and initiative to succeed in this role.
The jobholder must also possess:
A third level QS qualification with at least two years post qualification experience preferably in a construction environment with a civil engineering bias.
Highly IT literate with experience of applying IT packages within QS context.
Previous experience of negotiating and interpreting conditions of contract.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills combined with the analytical and problem solving skills to reach realistic workable solutions.
Strong commercial focus with ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
Ability to use initiative to develop new approaches and improve systems.
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.
Access to a form of transport to meet the requirements of the role, with the flexibility to travel throughout the UK when required.
A working knowledge of Standard forms of Contract
An understanding or awareness of the electrical contracting industry or broader utility environment would be advantageous.
The salary and benefits package associated with this position will be on a Personal Contract basis and will be commensurate with a position at this level.
This is a flexible role with frequent travel to site and attendance at project meetings.