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Senior Quantity Surveyor-North East

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor-North East
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North East
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10514
Contact Name: Ash
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 23, 2016 16:48

Job Description

To successfully deliver prompt financial completion of projects, by adherence to the Company's Procedures and implementing sound commercial management to protect the exposure of the Company to financial risks. Effective management of the supply chain.
Responsible for the commercial management of a number of smaller projects.

- To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Company's procedures;
- To co-operate with, report to and implement the reasonable directives of the Managing Surveyor/Commercial Manager (functional reporting) and the Project Manager (project matters);
- To ensure in consultation with the project team that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner so as to protect the Company's position in its trading activities;
- To ensure in consultation with the project team the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications including for the timely submission of all necessary admeasure/variation/additional cost claims and subsequent cash collection and that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with their subcontract terms
- To prepare accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approve such drafts as prepared by subordinates to the level of responsibility delegated by the individuals supervisors
- To assist the project team in the administration of sub-contractor liabilities written into sub-contracts
- To participate and advise the impact of variations/design cost control/value engineering
- To participate and advise on programme/delay issues arising from change/variation and to prepare claims for extensions of time
- To prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts
- To participate or lead in Project Meetings
- To participate in dispute avoidance or alternatively resolution;
- To ensure the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and encourage all subordinate staff in their personal development
- To ensure that a high personal standard of professionalism is evident to all external stakeholders, peers and subordinates in the day to day management of the project activities
- Any other duties relevant to the role.

- Technical knowledge of the construction industry (Building);
- Sound knowledge of different industry contracts;
- Extensive experience of commercial processes associated with live projects;
- Understanding of risk in the construction process;
- Understanding of the relevance of the construction programme/critical path;
- Extensive experience of working on live projects and concluding final accounts
- Successfully completed a number of final accounts
- Experience of procuring major works sub contracts
- Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff;
- Exposure to resolving disputes
- Experience of working on projects in excess of £25m
- Experience of D&B contracts
- PFI experience.

- Comprehensive understanding of construction industry and its stakeholders
- Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation
- Proficient in reading drawings, specifications and knowledge of construction
- Good knowledge of standard forms of contract and principles of contract law
- Ability to negotiate with clients/sub contractors
- Ability to draft sub contracts
- Ability to assess and value major changes/variations in compliance with contract terms
- Knowledge of risk assessment/valuation processes
- Ability to procure accurate monthly cost and value reports and financial forecasts
- Ability to work in a team environment and to interface with stakeholders
- Knowledge of construction industry legislation (desirable)
- Understanding of H&S issues at work (desirable)
- Awareness of dispute resolution procedures (desirable)
- Knowledge of cost planning techniques (desirable)
- Knowledge of whole life costing (desirable)
- Holds a relevant CSCS card
- Proficient in the use of MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
- Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICE
- Holds a full UK Driving Licence and willing travel anywhere within the UK (after initial posting).