Quantity Surveyor

14 Oct 2016
04 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Quantity Surveyor

Key Skills: Quantity Surveyor, Water, Infrastructure, Tunnel

Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary / Package: f45 - f60,000 + Excellent Flexible Benefit package
Timeframe: Role has full sign off and budget

Interviews: Can be held at a time to suit within 1-3 weeks
Recruitment Partner: Airswift Account Manager: James O'Reilly

Key Words: Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure, Tunnel, Water

The position & experience required

Our team is part of a leading organisation that employs some 28,000 staff, globally, who work on the most significant infrastructure projects in the World. We work with Blue Chip clients on major projects across industries throughout the UK such as Water, Rail, National Grid, Airports, Highways and Pharmaceutical.

We have a reputation for providing consistently high levels of consultancy services to our clients which rests entirely on our ability to recruit and develop the highest calibre staff. Therefore, in order to maximise staff loyalty, we have a defined progressive career structure mapped out for all levels of experience/disciplines as well as providing a culture of flexibility for all of our staff, in terms of working hours, locations, benefits etc.

Currently we are looking to employ an experienced Quantity Surveyor to work on a major project based at our offices in Reading

You will be responsible for liaising with all external and internal stakeholders to enable the projects to progress without delay, ensuring that all reasonable requests are met in a timely efficient manner.

To assist in the preparation and verification of pricing models from first principals for projects of moderate complexity, and can obtain, extract and use existing target price / fixed rates, together with obtaining cost data from industry recognised publications e.g. SPONS & BCIS to price schemes.

Able to assist in the preparation of activity schedules, bills of quantities in accordance with methods of measurement, presentation of tender and contract documentation, attending interviews, carrying out full tender analysis and comparisons through to preparing the recommendation report.

Interfaces with the programme manager, senior project managers, project managers and P6 planners to deliver professional and competent advice and support, to ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with the contract, and meeting the required reporting deadlines.

Manages a programme of current workload in order that all commissions receive the relevant allocation of resource to efficiently commercially manage them.

Assess contractor applications, along with any changes, making recommendations, raising payment certificates and preparing general correspondence on behalf of the project managers to ensure that only legitimate payments are certified.

Liaise with the project managers to review and update the risk registers aligned with any early warnings.

Identify principal risks and opportunities, raises, addresses and resolves problems at a project level and supports the project delivery team, maintain a schedule of potential financial implications for the various projects.

Responsible for managing and reporting change control procedures within each specific contract and ensuring that they are adhered to by all parties.

Reviews main contractors, including subcontracts, and identifies where clauses are in breach of partner policies and guidelines, making recommendations to achieve compliance.

Consider alternative strategies for dispute resolution of moderate complexity and prepare written arguments from a claimant or defendant perspective, making recommendations to key stakeholders on the preferred option.

Expertise in administering high value, multi-disciplinary construction project work packages / contracts utilising forms of contract such as the NEC3 suite.

You will be Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or other relevant business discipline and hold a Professional qualification and/or membership of the RICS or other relevant Chartered Institute would be an additional advantage. You will have a demonstrable track record in managing complex, high value and varied contracts from a quantity surveying perspective.

Comfortable communicating with all levels of Senior Management and Stakeholders

Expert analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and reporting findings back to Clients and Internal Stakeholders.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not 'tick all the boxes', but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager James O'Reilly.