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Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: 921576
  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Salary: Up to GBP45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 11/09/2018

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £45,000

Location: Safford

Hours: 37.5 hours

Reports to: Surveying Manager/ Commercial Manager / Commercial Director

Works with: Buyers, Build Department, Technical Department, Subcontractors and site staff

Main Purpose:

Provide the business with cost management for assigned developments from land procurement to the completion of sub-contract final accounts and statutory authority adoption certificates.

Key Duties:

Maintain a record of current Build Cost/Rates and liaise with the Company Estimator to ensure all records are

Attend specification meetings to confirm site specific specification requirements from Sales and the latest applicable

Attend the Site pre-start meeting to receive construction issue drawings and determine Build and Sales strategy

Agree tender list with Area Build Manager and review site build strategy, site overhead provision, build programme
and site resource requirements. Ensure availability of the pre-tender Health and Safety Plan

Compile tender packages for all sub-contract trades and despatch in accordance with Commercial Best Practice Manual

Receive tenders and qualify. Compile analysis sheet for each trade comparing tender levels with CV1/CV2 estimates and latest management plan

Compile and present CV2 Tender Summary sign-off in accordance with parameters determined in the Commercial Best Practice Manual

Compile and present CV1 Tender Summary sign-off in accordance with parameters
determined in the Commercial Best Practice Manual

Estimator to achieve CV1 and CV2 sign-offObtain authorization to 'let' all sub-contract orders valued over thresholds as noted in Commercial Best Practice Manual

Place and issue sub-contract orders in accordance with Group Policy and Commercial Best Practice to

Compile reports on contract letting vs. estimate for each site periodically, as required Liaise with Build Department on sub-contractors' performance and compliance with order conditions

Post Commencement Activities

To attend and project team meetings as required

To complete sub-contract orders to accord with site programmed build requirements in accordance with Group Policy and Group Rebate schemes and fully adjudicate prior to issue of documentation

Set up and regularly review with the Site Management team the PPQA tick sheet to facilitate sub-contract contract work payment

To liaise with Company Management and provide all necessary forecast and site budget information to meet the business's reporting requirements

Control and report post contract cost movements per development every month. Update CV1 and CV2 site specific reports and provide details of all "unscheduled" and "scheduled" order revisions i.e. Site Instructions and Site Purchase Orders. To provide such monthly reporting as required by the Commercial Manager

Review monthly Site Overhead expenditure with the Area Build Managers

Review Professional Fee provisions and statutory service cost, and credits, with the Technical Department
Maintain a half yearly site reserve list

Issue Payment Withhold Notices, where a contractor application, or part thereof, is in dispute in accordance with Construction Act

Immediately advise management of notification of impending claim or legal action arising from a disputed claim or payment from a Sub-Contractor/Service Provider

Where necessary, determine a sub-contract order in accordance with Standard Terms and Conditions of Employment and liaise with Build Department in this respect

Assist in the regular review of materials on-site and material valuations

Agree and process all Sales Variation requests, including works to show homes, stock plots and sales incentive works in accordance with Group Procedures

Properly categorise on the Construction System "unscheduled" and "scheduled" order amendments.
Ensure the collection of retention against all sub-contract orders in accordance with Group Policy.

Manage and certify retention releases on completion of the development

Complete and agree sub-contract final accounts within 6 months of the last legal completion on-site and prior to the first release of retention to the individual sub-contractors

Post Site Completion

  • Maintain final account schedule.
    · Maintain completed development provision on CV1
    · Maintain CV2 reserves as part of the 'Old Site Reserve' central file.
    · Liaise with the Technical Department to secure site adoptions and tender, let and administer maintenance orders, as required


Education, training or qualifications

* HNC / HND in Surveying
* Candidates must be prepared to complete a degree course as part of their employment

Please contact Alim Sesay below if you would like to apply for this opportunity.

LinkedIn. Alim Sesay

Office: London | UK

+44 (0) 7738 448 427

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