Technical Director, QS/Commercial

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Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Oct 2016
Closes
31 May 2017
Ref
EU/0000PG
Category
Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Quantity Surveying function within the Programme Management Construction Management division of Jacobs UK provides clients with a full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying services. We have an opportunity for a Technical Director to join our team in the Midlands.

We are looking for a Technical Director who can join us and drive our Commercial growth in the Midlands region.

The role will require the successful candidate to take a team leading role with the current team in Wolverhampton with a view to expanding the current commercial offering and building a team in our Birmingham office. The candidate should be client facing and demonstrate technical qualities for the role. The role will provide the opportunity to work within a variety of sectors and will involve pre and post Quantity Surveying contract duties.

Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Utilise Jacobs best practice tools and processes to support project delivery in Quantity Surveying.
  • Manage projects through the entire project lifecycle.
  • Prepare estimates, cost plans and tender documentation using various forms of measurement and contracts.
  • Be proficient in measurement for Schedule of Works and Bills of Quantities production.
  • Prepare and agree interim valuations with contractors and issue recommendations for payment.
  • Pricing variations throughout the duration of the contract and provide cost advice.
  • Attend site meetings, and provide input and support to the project.
  • Price and prepare monthly financial cost reports and cashflow forecasts throughout the period of a contract.
  • Agree re-measurement of quantities with contractors, and prepare and agree final accounts and claims. Prepare final accounts for clients that are suitable for audit.
  • Preparation and analysis of statistical cost information to monitor trends in the Building Industry and assisting with cost planning future projects.
  • Administer and provide advice on contracts, typically the JCT and NEC forms of contract.
  • Provide assistance to other disciplines within the company as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Desired Skills and Experience

Essential:
  • Degree educated in Quantity Surveying or other relevant qualification.
  • Professional Qualification: RICS Qualified MRICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of applicable industry standard forms of contract, typically JCT and NEC.
  • Pre and post contract knowledge.
  • Experience of cost forecasting and reporting, cost control, cost risk management, advising on procurement options, procurement documentation preparation, contract documentation preparation, contract administration and contract documentation.
  • Good general commercial awareness.
  • Use of computerised measurement packages.
  • Good team player.
  • Able to act on own initiative.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Full clean UK driving licence.


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