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Quantity Surveyor

To apply please contact Mark Bateson at mbateson@aktonrecruitment.com or phone on 01772 428 186 Please quote job reference MB1097

Akton are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to join a Local Authority in North London on a long term temporary contract.

Job Purpose:

  • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor on the direct and indirect delivery and operation of contracts for the management of multi-million pound services including: repairs, maintenance, voids, compliance and construction work.
  • To assist on the provision of commercial, financial, risk management, procurement and contractual advice to ensure contract processes deliver agreed outcomes for the Council, residents and stakeholders that meet the Council’s objectives and affordability targets.
  • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts (legally binding where appropriate) with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
  • To provide advice and support to the council on all aspects of contracting and sub-contracting and to support other sections and departments and their teams in contract discussions and negotiations. To support the continued development of effective contract management arrangements within the council in response to national and local and economic changes.
  • Job Context:

     Operates within a framework set by Corporate and Departmental Management Teams, but with freedom to influence the shape of services.

     Policy and service development involvement.

     Wide range of internal and external contacts and partnership working.

     Management / leadership of a high performance team.

     Provides commercial expertise and construction knowledge and market intelligence

     Budget monitoring responsibility – £40 million capital and revenue expenditure through contracts.

    Knowledge and Qualifications:

     Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience

     Chartered status and full membership of RICS, RIBA, CIOB or CIBSE (desirable)

     PRINCE2 or equivalent project management qualification/training or demonstrable experience

     Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


     Extensive experience of developing effective contract specifications and documents

     Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the commercial/private property market

     Understanding and experience of strategic planning, the commissioning process, contracting and performance monitoring working within a changing and complex environment

     Experience of providing effective commercial, financial, risk management, procurement and contractual advice

     Experience in monitoring risks relating to contracting and commercial development activities and developing mitigation and contingency management plans

     Experience of delivering strategic and practical solutions to improve service deliver

     Experience of coordinating health and safety requirements

     Strong budget and financial management and planning experience

     Experience of working with contractors and consultants in a service delivery environment

     Evidence of strong leadership skills with experience of providing multi-disciplinary team leadership

    If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV asap

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