Our client is a UK main contractor that works across the infrastructure , utilities and construction sectors. They are looking for a SQS from a water background projects in Hertfordshire / Surrey.
The Senior Quantity Surveyor (Water) 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
Ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for our clients 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
Key measures & targets:
Accurate monthly forecasting
Ability to challenge resources and costs
Maintaining deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:
HND/degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent Previous experience of the civil engineering 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 CSCS card
Experience: NEC3 Contracts, open cut, clean water, contractor experience.