Senior Quantity Surveyor - 50-60K - Wandsworth
Senior QS Role:
·Management of commercial and contractual aspects of relationships with customers, consultants and subcontractors
·Liaise with Clients and Project Managers
·Measure, price, negotiate and agree budgets and costs for variations to project scope
·Check project costs are correct and raise/resolve queries where necessary
·Attend pre-contract meetings, liaise with a wide range of construction professionals, and ensure timely completion of agreed actions
·Produce and maintain up to date procurement schedules
·Compile and issue invitations to tender, analyse subcontractor quotations and make recommendations for placement of orders
·Compile subcontract orders for approval
·Visit site to measure and value works completed
·Assess subcontractor payment entitlement and process payments
·Carry out reconciliation of cost and value to date/forecast to keep the management team informed of project performance
·Work closely with contract and site management staff to support the smooth running of the office and the site, carrying out other duties as required
·Hold a relevant degree (e.g. Quantity Surveying or Construction Management);
·Previous experience – commercial and residential preferable 5+ years
·Be able to work well both in a team and individually;
·Possess good communication skills;
·Be self-motivated, detail orientated and very organised, with an aptitude for working with numbers and absorbing and analysing technical information;
·Have good IT skills
·Hold a full driving licence.
Junior QS Role:
You will be expected to assist the Senior QS/Team in the following areas:
Preparing plans, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation
Preparing and submitting final accounts
Making client valuations
Arranging payments to suppliers and contractors
Providing advice and forecasts about costs.
Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client; Costs analysis for repair and maintenance project work;
Establishing a client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
Performing risk and value management and cost control;
Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
Preparing and analysing costings for tenders;
Allocating work to subcontractors;
Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports;
Valuing completed work and arranging payments;
Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use;
Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.
Experience & Qualifications:
Basic level of Quantity Surveyor methods, take-offs, BOQs etc.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for the commercial and contractual performance of building projects, the Project QS’s responsibilities fall into the following three areas:
Post tender and pre contract activities: familiarisation with the tender file and assisting with preparing commercial targets for the project.
During the contract period: the procurement of subcontractors, attending pre-award meetings, documentation and schedules, applications, variation schedules, measurement, controlling accounts, payments, in-house reports, contractual correspondence and final account.
During the post contract period: finalise subcontractor accounts and complete all filing and other documentation
BSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent.
3+ years’ experience with a Commercial Main Contractor with experience in the management of building contracts.
Strong measurement and take off skills along with knowledge of building detail and construction technology.
You have excellent written and oral communication skills along with strong IT skills, specifically in Excel, and Outlook.
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
Work on own initiative as well as part of our growing team
The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is critical, as are strong organisation skills and the ability to create clear and concise reports