Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria
Salary : £25,000 -£30,000
As a Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for monitoring the control of costs, maximising revenue, minimising liabilities, and maintaining the required standard of financial recording on a variety of projects
Achieve the appropriate commercial result for projects through the provision of accurate financial reporting.
Build and maintain working relationships with the supply chain and clients.
Manager subcontractor supplier accounts, financially and contractually. Monitor subcontractors against the programme. Negotiate final accounts.
Place supply chain orders in accordance with the procurement schedule.
Complete measurements and valuations of work executed, ensuring that they meet the conditions of the contract.
Ensure payments to Sub Contractors and Supplier are made to the terms and work in progress cash targets.
Ensure that the company is compliant with all contractual requirements.
Monitor project expenditure against budget.
Provide analysis of cost over-run and cost projections.
Exploring opportunities to maximise value and minimise cost.
Liaise with clients on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments.
Identify legitimate contractual claim situations and prepare suitable and documentation to clients.
Strive for continuous improvement within the commercial process and your area of responsibility
Abide by all business compliance requirements in line with Company policies
Skills & Experience required
Prior pre and post contract experience in a construction QS role working on major projects
Strong understanding of modern building techniques, plant and equipment and an appreciation of logistical needs/issues
Strong understanding of construction contract conditions
Appreciations of the impact of cost in the completion of a programme and development of a construction solutions
Educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management or equivalent qualification
Full Driving License
Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and database software