Quantity Surveyor

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Ref: /VAC/57682

Job Type Contract
Location Blackburn
Salary Negotiable
Contact Sally Walmsley

Quantity Surveyor - Strategic Property Team


Ongoing Contract

My Client is one of the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.They are one of the UK's largest and most diverse multidisciplinary consultancies in the design, management, infrastructure, real estate, civil engineering, environmental management and transport sectors and also the market leader in strategic public-private partnerships with local government clients.They have over 4,000 staff based in 60 UK & Ireland offices offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of size, complexity or sector.

The role will involve the provision of QS services to the business, which is key to the organisation's future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and services. The role will be both outward client facing and involve management of multi-disciplinary internal teams.
They are seeking a highly motivated individual with clear drive who will play a key role in delivering their Business Cases and contributing to the role of the Project Management Office (PMO) whilst also offering broad commercial skills and a strong background in estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for Clients procuring construction projects. The role will ensure robust, accurate and innovative advice is delivered to clients and project teams in order to ensure alignment with their needs and business objectives

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a reputation for integrity and sound business judgment; be totally comfortable working in a team environment; and possess the creativity, commercial expertise, and commitment to successfully play an important role within the organisation. You will bring a track record in working within a successful team which would include profit maximisation, robust financial, commercial acumen and a good understanding of risk. You will also have experience of working within the Construction industry, as well as sound knowledge of JCT and NEC Conditions of Contract.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Assist the PMO team in the preparation and pricing of tenders for new work .
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including cost estimates, cost plans and bills of quantities.
  • Provide a cost consultant role for projects during construction phase.
  • Undertake cost analysis for property and infrastructure project work.
  • Assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies.
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control.
  • Advise on a procurement strategy.
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks.
  • Prepare and analyse costings for tenders.
  • Allocate work to internal and external subcontractors.
  • Provide advice on contractual claims.
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports.
  • Value completed work and arrange payments.
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • Support the development new Business Cases working alongside key clients.
  • Manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
  • Manage the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes.
  • Manage the production of accurate and timely accounts for use in managing the business.
  • Manage the production of accurate and timely project financial forecasts for use in setting targets and managing the business.
  • Establish and maintain robust open and honest reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that the projects meet agreed targets.
  • Develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of the contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes relating to the projects to ensure that Capita's position is protected.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Ideally a construction background (RICS or CIOB)
  • Experience of Business Case development.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to set target targets and manage performance to ensure that projects deliver on time and on budget.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and pro-actively drive projects forward.
  • Proficient in a wide range of IT skills including Microsoft Office packages (specifically Microsoft Excel and Project).
  • Excellent analytical skills and proficient in interrogating numerical and financial data.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence.

Desirable Experience/Skills

  • Post-graduate experience of complex organisational change and able to creatively help clients find solutions, especially where there is lack of clarity over outcomes sought.
  • An understanding of the public sector and its challenges and constraints. Particularly the financial and political aspects of local government.
  • Project Management skills/experience for property/infrastructure projects
  • Experience of property (estates or assets) related projects or business cases.

    To apply for the role or for further information please contact Carol on 01524865512 or email carol.holmes@velosi-intec.com

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