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DATE ADDED: Tue 02/07/2019

Senior QS

Oxfordshire, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £60000 - £70000/annum

Senior QS - Strong Potential Leading to Head of Commercial

Location: Oxfordshire

Working Hours: 35pw

Reason: New Division 

A great opportunity for a Senior QS has arisen within a well known Housing provider who is in the very early stages of setting up a new division within the Oxfordshire area. 

There are c5 live projects with 4 of them within Oxford and a single project outside. 

This is a great opportunity to not only be paid well but work 35 hours per week...... on top of the plan for career progression to Head of Commercial once the business is up and running fully!

Key responsibilities / deliverables

To have commercial responsibility for Development projects from viability stage through to project completion. Which will include:

• To assist the Head of Commercial in achieving targets and managing performance for the successful delivery of all tenures focusing on achieving and improving on budgeted project costs, delivering value for money in respect of construction costs and consultant fees.

• Work as an integral part of the Development team and provide commercial knowledge and skills on all development projects.

• Provide accurate cost advice throughout the life of the project.

• Provide cost advice for bid preparation for land and new business opportunities.

• Provide cost and contract management for Joint Venture or Collaboration projects with developers or landowners from inception through to completion of works onsite

• Advise on value engineering and options for alternative design proposals

• Construct budgets and forecasts in line with department and company requirements, reporting progress against such plans and budgets and implement agreed actions plans to ensure all targets are achieved.

• Appoint / Manage consultants, monitor roles and responsibilities of their scope of work, ensuring best value for money and optimisation of the appointed role to individual projects.

• Liaising and close working with externally appointed Cost Consultants and Employers Agents

• Prepare tender documentation for mini tenders or negotiations.

• Prepare contract documentation and ensure that terms of business reflect the agreed risk profile and are commercially advantageous.

• Attend monthly cash-flow meetings and liaise with the Head of Commercial in regard to financial risks occurring against approved budget.

• Update monthly scheme reports, highlighting all key areas of progress on individual schemes, highlighting any high risk elements affecting scheme cost and programme.

• Attend site progress meetings, build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally throughout the life of each project and ensure scheme handovers are achieved in line with agreed procedures.

• Ensure Design Brief and Employers Requirements quality aspirations are achieved and where possible exceeded.

• Agree final accounts in a timely manner

• Assess and report on claims for additional costs from project partners.

• Developing benchmarking data and collection of data

• Maintain efficient systems and procedures

• Assist in the implementation of value and risk management initiatives

• Ensure that the appointments of our project partners are made in accordance with statutory provisions and company policy and procedures

This position would suit a Senior QS who is looking for that career opportunity or a Head of Commercial looking to change to a better work life balance, learn the new processes and procedures before taking the step back up
Role: Senior QS
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire,

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