Our Client is a tier 1 main contractor that works in the water sector and the are looking for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to join their team in the Greater London / Hertfordshire areas.
The Managing Quantity Surveyor is required to provide commercial support to the project team, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensure that the Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives are achieved. They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any additional payments.
Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level
Ensure accurate cash flow reporting takes place
Carry out cost management including forecasting
Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans and have accountability, along with the project team for the commercial performance and strategy
Help ensure that commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit
Actively seek to improve processes and procedures
Have a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and improvement
External relationships Ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for Client, with commercial risks identified
Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions
Ensure that good client relationships are fostered Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting
Effectively assist in managing the commercial team, including cost clerks and commercial support staff Ensure effective interaction between the commercial team and the operational site teams
Supervise and mentor Quantity Surveyors
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:
HND/degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
Previous experience of the water industry
Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge of current Construction Law
Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations
Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis
Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own initiative
Excellent time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines.
Ability to encourage and support junior members of the Commercial Team
Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards