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Date Added: Thu 07/03/2024

Quantity Surveyor

Sandbach, CW11, UK
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Company: NOVELUS LTD

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £30000 - £50000/annum

Quantity Surveyor needed for our Sandbach based client.

As the QS you will manage the complete financial aspects of projects from their inception to conclusion, ensuring robust revenue generation, risk management, and conversion of opportunities into scalable growth strategies.

Scope:

Contract values - £40k - £2m

Operating over an average lifecycle from order to final account is 8-12 months.

Accountabilities:

* Maintaining a stringent Variance from Budget - project by project

* Driving the maximisation of Gross Profit (GP) in each project

* Cashflow optimisation through cash generative practices

* WIP accuracy

* Forecasted profit accuracy.

* Brand protection and strengthening

* Customer feedback

Areas of Responsibility

Legal

* Carefully scrutinising new contracts, flagging potential areas of risk, and negotiating sustainable terms collaboratively with stakeholders before recommending contract signing.

Estimating

* Gain a detail understanding of the requirements on new projects and create sub packages for our suppliers to quote from.

* Obtain complaint quotes from suppliers to build accurate bids/cost estimates for sales including clarity on inclusions and exclusions.

Supply Chain

* Negotiate subcontract packages on acceptable terms with chosen suppliers, monitoring their performance against these and ensuring their performance accountability.

* Proactively manage a pipeline of existing and potential suppliers.

Project accounting

* Managing applications for payment for live projects in the department monthly.

* Work with the finance and admin team to ensure the project account is set up to align with the sub-jobs and stages for accurate WIP tracking and profit reporting.

Reporting

* The department requires CVR (Cost Value Reconciliation) reports for all ongoing projects. These reports should include cumulative performance, forecasted end-life position, monthly changes, and reconciled variance from the initial tender forecast.

Core Competencies

* Good contractual working knowledge - ability to execute on both NEC and JCT contracts.

* Strong commercial acumen and advanced understanding of construction finance processes and requirements.

* Bid writing experience and skills.

* A practical and logical mind and a logical way of thinking

* Able to operate under pressure to deadlines

* Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to relate complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people

* Strong numeracy and financial management skills

* Willing to teach, train, upskill and guide others within the business within your field of expertise, potentially extending this to external forums where required/applicable

Qualifications

* BSc (Hons) degree in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying preferable

* A clear understanding of HSE building regulations and all relevant legal requirements;

* Software knowledge in Outlook, Excel, Word, Sage, Eque 2

Experience:

* 8 years of direct construction related experience.

* 6 years' experience in commercial management of projects in the construction & refurb sectors

* 3 years' experience in working with subcontractor and 3 years Main contractor side
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