Current vacancies.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor.

Responsibilities

Responsible for commercial management of projects, including procurement, supply chain management, client liaison and internal cost reporting. Work towards being able to carry out all of the responsibilities of a Quantity Surveyor listed below. Provide assistance in all of these duties where knowledge and experience does not allow them to be carried out independently.

 

Tender Period

  • Supporting the estimating department, by producing quotations and commercial information for tenders where required
  • Attending tender interviews where required
  • Reviewing and advising on contract terms and particulars for tenders

 

Pre-Construction / Mobilisation

  • Assisting with the negotiation of contract terms with clients
  • Ensuring that contracts are in place
  • Attend internal handover meetings with all of the project team*
  • Review and advise on the construction programme, in particular procurement periods and lead times
  • Liaise with the Contracts Manager and project team to review the procurement plan, selection of suppliers and timescales for procurement
  • Review the quotation and set up the project budget and cashflow forecast
  • Set up projects on the accounts system
  • Carry out all procurement of sub-contractors and materials in accordance with the procurement plan and programme
  • Raising and issuing sub-contractor and purchase orders
  • Assist with providing information for landlord approvals, in particular ensuring that design sub-contractors have been appointed to produce information where required

 

Construction

  • Attend client meetings and regularly liaise with clients on any commercial or procurement issues
  • Price and agree variations with clients and suppliers
  • Produce and agree interim valuations and final accounts
  • Process supplier payments and sub-contractor valuations
  • Resolve disputes
  • Report any significant commercial problems or issues on the project to line manager as soon as they arise. Work proactively to resolve issues once reported
  • Produce monthly profit (CVR) reports
  • Ensure that collateral warranty and performance bond documentation is completed

 

Working Arrangements

  • Generally, an office based position, but regular site visits and client meetings are anticipated for projects located within allocated region.
  • Standard working hours 9am – 5.30pm
  • Work is anticipated outside normal working hours, where required to attend meetings and site visits and where required for project success

Other Notes

  • *the project team includes the contract’s manager, any project managers or site managers, the QS, designers, estimator, H&S manager, project director, furniture manager, finance department and any other staff involved in the project
  • Additional duties may be delegated by line manager where suitable and appropriate

 

Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Driving license
  • Willing / able to travel across the UK as and when required
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Able to work as an individual using own initiative or as part of a team

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement to have completed a degree in Quantity Surveying to a 2:1 standard – preferably accredited by RICS

 

Pathway

  • Structured training programme / mentoring scheme with one of our experienced Quantity Surveyors.
  • RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) programme upon completion of degree which involves at least 24 months’ structured training and a minimum of 96 hours’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

 

If the role interests you, then send your CV to richard.brook@claremontgi.com.

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