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  • UK, East of England, Hertfordshire, St Albans
  • from £300 to £375 per day
  • Contract , 12 months
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 3
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Quantity Surveying
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

Role :Quantity Surveyor

Location : St Albans / Ruislip

Day Rate : £300 - £375 a day (Umbrella PAYE)

The Role:

The Quantity Surveyor will provide commercial support to project teams, maintaining

commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and the

Company’s objectives. They will liaise with customer representatives and other

third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any

additional payments.

Key Responsibilities:


 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


 Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to across the business


 Actively seek to improve processes and procedures

 Hold a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any

JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and


External relationships

 Help ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are

appropriate for the company, 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

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet the following criteria:


 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


 Have knowledge and experience in estimation and cost analysis

 Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft


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


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



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

 CSCS card

  • Quote ref: 513/23483

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