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Date Added: Wed 18/11/2020

Quantity Surveyor

Stoke, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £16.67 - £18.85 / hourly

Location - Stoke on Trent

Start Date - ASAP

Contract - Temp - 3-6 Months Ongoing (unless otherwise stated)

Your key responsibilities will be: 


Job Purpose


  • The Quantity Surveyor shall assist the Programme and Procurement Manager in ensuring financial probity of the Housing Revenue Account and in developing appropriate maintenance and investment forecast budgets.
  • The Quantity Surveyor will assist with the delivery of value for money in the maintenance and investment programmes.  The post will contribute to the financial probity in the procurement of materials, sub-contractors and tendered work to ensure best value is achieved through the most appropriate supplier.
  • The post holder will also analyse material life cycle costs and life expectancy of individual materials to ensure the appropriate materials are being installed into the Council's housing stock.  The post holder will work with tenants and other groups to discuss and recommend any revised product specification and necessary revisions to the scope of service
  • The post holder shall develop improvement specifications and shall work with project officers to develop appropriate specifications.
  • To monitor, challenge and correct any deviations where there are concerns regarding 'value for money', quality of work and conformity to specifications and the management and authorisation or refusal of variations to works orders.
  • To ensure the maintenance, improvement and investment in the City Council's Housing Stock is completed ensuring 'value for money' is attained in every case.
  • To monitor, challenge and correct any deviancies where there are concerns regarding value for money, quality of material, conformity to specifications report to Programme and Procurement Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • To successful negotiate, persuade and problem solve where appropriate.
  • To assist the Programme and Procurement Manager with the financial monitoring of programmes of work and report on individual and overall project programming.
  • To evaluate and monitor the effective use of materials ensuring that value for money is achieved at all times.
  • To ensure the maintenance contractor maintains a suitable list of sub-contractors capable of delivering high levels of service at competitive rates and to ensure the maintenance contractor follows Unitas's procurement rules when tendering services.
  • To liaise with Management and council staff, ensuring a joined up and customer focused approach is delivered for material specification and in the development of project specifications.
  • To assist in the monitoring of the appropriate maintenance, improvement and investment in the housing stock is completed within the predetermined timescales to the prescribed specification, ensuring value for money, is attained in every case.
  • To review and challenge, where necessary, the cost of materials and ensure financial control, policies and procedures are adhered to for all work.
  • To produce technical documentation as requested by the Programme and Procurement Manager including bills of quantities, schedules of works, schedules of rates and any other documentation required of a quantity surveyor.
  • To develop project specifications in association with the property surveyors and project managers and to examine schedules of work, estimates and quotations for accuracy.
  • To provide advice on project budgets, contractual procedures and procurement and to provide, check and monitor estimates an
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