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DATE ADDED: Wed 09/05/2018

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Manchester, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum

Senior Quantity Surveyor

£45,000 - £55,000


As the Senior Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for all financial aspects of a large scale multi-million pound scheme in Manchester.

You will be working closely with the Project Team to control all commercial & contractual matters, whilst delivering desired margin return utilising high standards of commercial acumen.

Key Deliverables

·Attend tender presentations for new projects, contribute, lead commercially and present

·During proposal stage, prepare the budget and prelims build up, obtain and vet trade contractor bids, compile the company information section for the proposal document and collate the overall document

·Prepare trade contractor bid list in conjunction with the Project Manager and obtain approval via team meetings

·Confirm project insurance arrangements

·Prepare and monitor bid package tender schedule and report against the cost plan where required and advise on selection of trade contractors

·Advise client on contract procurement routes available

·Prepare and monitor Subcontract Procurement Schedule, compile trade contract bid documents and carry out tender analysis and issue purchase orders

·Place orders and instruct / manage trade contractors. (Including compiling subcontracts/works contacts/trade contracts)

·Advise on product selection, specifications and assist with the value engineering

·Manage change orders in conjunction with the Site/Project Manager

·Prepare, submit and agree monthly costs reports, collating information from other Project/Assistant surveyors as necessary

·Prepare, submit and agree periodic valuations for work completed to date with trade contractors and the client including preparation of rolling final account & subsequent final account agreement.

·Prepare Cost/Value Reconciliation (CVR), create regular budget and price updates, update computerised cost control system and prepare the monthly cost and progress report for the Directors responsible.

·Risk & Cash Management.

·Involvement in BD / developing relationships with key clients & design teams

Essential skills and qualifications

·Problem solving

·Communication skills, both inside and outside the company

·Ability to develop client relationships

·Give broad cost advice and conceptual budgeting

·Actively prepare proposals and act as the key presenter

·Prepare contractual documentation and submit and agree ‘claims’ to client and professional teams in a non-adversarial manner

·Mentor new staff

·Delegation and staff management/motivation skills

·Promote the company philosophy and culture

·Contract forms and terms knowledge

·High level of general surveying skills and commercial awareness

The ideal candidate will have a professional, proactive approach.You will be an effective communicator and have experience in negotiating, both internally and externally with customers.This role would suit a candidate with an organised and methodical nature who is happy to work individually and as part of the wider project team.

Role: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, North West

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