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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- *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
- 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
- Minimum requirement to have completed a degree in Quantity Surveying to a 2:1 standard – preferably accredited by RICS
- 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).
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