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Senior Quantity Surveyor

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  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    Up to £47500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Role
To provide Quantity Surveying services for the company.

Team worker:

Participate as a Senior member of the team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
Support the Principal Quantity Surveyor and the leadership team, linking effectively and proactively with other teams in the company
Be proactive in mentoring junior members of the team

Customer service:

Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
To liaise with and give advice to clients. Liaison with all external agencies, private consultants, housing associations, etc. Dealing with Local and Government Departments, funding agencies and senior management of contracting organisations of all categories

It's essential you have:

A relevant degree or proven experience in Quantity Surveying
An up to date knowledge of relevant Building Regulations
A clear understanding and experience of Cost Value Reporting
Experience managing Contractors works and packages
Cost interrogation experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Effective communication skills across a range of contacts
Ability to work effectively under pressure

Business delivery:

Reporting Arrangements and Main Contacts
Preparing feasibility studies, preliminary estimates, cost plans, databases, tender and other analysis and provide advice on the economics of design at the early stages of a project. Provide advice on and use of whole life costing techniques
To prepare high quality tender documentation including Bills of Quantities, Schedule of Works and Contract Sum Analysis using computer techniques. Undertake pricing documentation before tender period as and when required. Negotiating contract sums as necessary
Utilise industry software and guidance information such as BCIS and cost publications
Examination and analysis of tenders, prepare cost breakdowns and initial cost profile. Negotiate contract sums as necessary
To control all post-contract procedures, make valuations for payments, producing financial reports and monitoring actual and anticipated expenditure against profile. Assisting Contract Administrators and the like in the preparation of AI's, evaluation of claims for extensions of time, etc.
To prepare final accounts and agree with contractor including verifying claims, dealing with audit procedures
Project manage the running of schemes, plan, set objectives, provide direction, programme, monitor, control and advise on related matters including issue progress reports and in post contract reviews
Undertake project management techniques to satisfy planning, interface with designers, agencies and all stakeholders, implement and maintain quality control requirements, financial management and project reporting requirements
Advise on contractual procedures and financial regulations
Apply and report on the principles of risk management
Ensure that customer requirements are identified and agreed with the client. Collect all feedback information and monitor, particularly in conjunction with the SLA and client requirements
To ensure/contribute/lead on the delivery of quality assured, client focused products and services to meet the agreed requirements of the customer
To contribute to the operation and development of the Business Management System to ensure the continuous improvement of quality assured services/products for clients
Carrying out professional research projects. Assisting in the investigation, reporting and recommending the implementation of new procedures and techniques. Taking responsibility for the delivery of an initiative, commission or groups of commissions
Ensure the implementation and compliance of all policies, procedures and guidelines including the companies Health and Safety Policy
To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required by the Principal Quantity Surveyor
Support the Principal Quantity Surveyor, representing them as required and appropriate
Carry out other duties appropriate to the level and character of the post

BIM roles and responsibilities:

Enable integration and co-ordination of information within information
Maintain and receive information into the information model
Configure information for project outputs
Assure delivery of information exchanges
Confirm contractor's ability to deliver information requirements
Confirm Design Deliverables
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Direct the production of task information using agreed systems


Create a positive and professional first impression of the company
Deal with all contacts professionally
Communicate with all staff efficiently
Knowledge of the complaints handling procedure

Measures of success:

Feedback from team members/line manager
Contribution to service delivery
Team performance
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of system and process
Feedback from stakeholders
Business delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
Business delivery performance indicators
Effective delivery of agreed outcomes