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Quantity Surveyor - Birmingham

Quantity Surveyor - Birmingham

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor - Birmingham
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Industry:
Salary: £0.00 - £50000 per annum + Car, Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare
Reference: J891595_1493973756
Contact Name: Hannah Huxley
Contact Email: hannah.huxley@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: May 05, 2017 09:42

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cost planning and managing the design to budget experience on projects with a minimum of supervision
  • Feasibility and cost planning, procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services on the elements of a project.
  • Well organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • Ability to identify and develop potential opportunities to secure more business
  • Act as an Employer's Agent under Design and Build Contracts.
  • The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project
  • To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances
  • To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures
  • Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies
  • Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards

Employer's Agent including:

    • Arranging and chairing meetings
    • Administering Contracts
    • Liaising with other consultants

Cost Planning including:

    • Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals
    • Preparation of elemental cost plans
    • Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations
    • Value engineering studies

Procurement including:

    • Providing advice on procurement strategy
    • Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists
    • Preparing and issuing tender documents.
      • Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors
      • Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations
    • Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports
    • Preparation of contract documents

Pre & Post Contract experience of large complex schemes in excess of £5m - £500m including:

    • Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments
    • Preparing certificates
    • Managing change control in accordance with contracts
    • Producing cost reports and cost forecasting
    • Attending progress meetings
  • Promote commercial awareness throughout project
  • Support formal dispute resolution process and contract close out strategy as required
  • Advising and liaising with internal project and cost control team

Candidate

  • Quantity Surveyor (cost manager) with a proven number of years in Quantity Surveying
  • Experience of Employer's Agent roles would be an advantage
  • Well rounded, knowledge of all systems
  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline
  • Strong technical delivery experience
  • MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body
  • Ability to successfully manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner
  • Strong Feasibility and cost planning experience
  • Experience of providing procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services
  • Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery
  • Able to build long-term relationships
  • Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client
  • Stakeholder management with a clear focus on developing client accounts
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering deadlines

Interested? To discuss this vacancy and other positions within the sector, please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Huxley via the contact details below or call me on 0151 737 5560.