Quantity Surveyor

Water & Utilities
  • UK, West Midlands, Walsall
  • Contract, 6 months
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client, a leading civil engineering and infrastructure contractor, is seeking a Quantity Surveyor for an immediate contract role in Walsall, focusing on the water sector. This 6-month position, with potential for permanent employment, requires a candidate with a strong background in civil engineering and expertise...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 07.08.2024

Managing consultant

Dave Blissett

Quote ref: 513/18836

Quote ref: 513/18836

Job description

Our client, a leading civil engineering and infrastructure contractor, is seeking a Quantity Surveyor for an immediate contract role in Walsall, focusing on the water sector. This 6-month position, with potential for permanent employment, requires a candidate with a strong background in civil engineering and expertise in NEC contracts.  

 

Key Responsibilities:  

Reporting  

- 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.  

 

Processes  

- Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit.  

- Actively seek to improve processes and procedures.  

 

External relationships  

- Help ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for the client, with commercial risks identified.  

- Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions.  

- Build and maintain good client relationships.  

- Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting.  

- Prepare applications for payment.  

- Liaise with the client, client representatives and other third parties on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments.  

 

Internal relationships  

- Contribute towards effective interaction between the Commercial Team and the operational site teams.  

- Work with site management to forecast predicted spend and cash recovery and ensure that both are kept in line with target.  

- Share best practice with others and be proactive in advising site teams on costs and management of them.  

 

Key measures & targets:  

- Accurate monthly forecasting.  

- Ability to challenge resources and costs.  

- Maintain deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar.

Requirements

Essential  

- Previous experience of the construction industry  

- HND/degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying  

- Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge and understanding of Construction Law  

- Previous experience of 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  

- Have knowledge and experience in estimation and cost analysis  

- Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft Office  

- Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines  

- Ability to work effectively in a team and delegate, but also able to work on own initiative  

- Strong background in Civils / NEC contracts  

 

Desirable  

- Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards  

- CSCS card

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