Senior Quantity Surveyor - Reading

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor - Reading
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Reference: RTG-SQS-1703-PS
Contact Name: Patrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 17, 2017 14:44

Job Description

The Company:

My client is a diverse and dynamic organisation with operations that span Australia and the United Kingdom. They provide a full range of project delivery services, including engineering, design, property, town planning, construction and project management. They pride themselves on their international experience matched with detailed local expertise, gained over their 20 years of operations. They work on a broad range of assignments for government departments, renewable and alternate energy providers, telecommunications carriers, and infrastructure owners.

The Role:

To take responsibility for the cost & value reporting for a sub-project whilst providing key inputs into the negotiation & resolution of commercial claims. In addition to core quantity surveyor responsibilities, the Senior QS is responsible for leading & managing a team of Quantity Surveyors (including Graduates) to achieve QS outputs & objectives across multiple projects.

  • Lead & manage a team of Quantity Surveyors (including Graduates) ensuring that QS related objectives are met across multiple projects
  • Preparation of Tender Packages, enquiries, analysis, negotiation, scope of works & levelling activities culminating in client recommendation & issue of award letter.
  • Evaluate tenders & produce tender recommendations in accordance with the National Joint Consultative Committee for Building (NJCC) codes of tendering.
  • Act as the internal subject matter expert (SME) & escalation point (internally & externally) for all QS related issues on nominated projects
  • Conduct measurements & calculations either on-site or from drawings resulting in accurate cost evaluations & associated reports
  • Issue variation instructions based on scope of works & other contractual documentation for multiple projects
  • Provide advise & expertise on compensation events & change requests
  • Negotiate valuations & final accounts across a range of activities for different projects
  • Provide routine contract administration, management & advice
  • Price benchmarking ensuring that pricing is accurate & consistent
  • Issuing & managing all internal PO’s issued to suppliers
  • Managing QS interface on internal database ensuring all costs are tracked & validated.
  • Work closely with Project Managers, Property Consultants, Project Engineers & other key stakeholders
  • Timely & accurate recording of information on internal and client databases
  • Prepare high-quality, accurate reports for both internal & external distribution as required
  • Understand, promote and comply with Daly International’s QA, Health, Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures

The Person:

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or a related discipline
  • Membership of RICS or progressing application highly desirable
  • Significant experience within the UK Telecommunications industry (essential)
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal & written
  • Strong working knowledge of contract documents, construction practises & techniques
  • Ability to analyse data/information, interpret & report on results or findings
  • Ability to interpret & make calculations based on drawings
  • Sound commercial awareness & business acumen
  • Flexible & professional approach to work
  • Self-motivated, confident & organised
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with all relevant stakeholders