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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: 914530
  • Location: Inverness, Highlands
  • Salary: GBP45000 - GBP60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Commercial Management, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 09/04/2018

I am currently recruiting for an experienced Senior QS to work in Inverness for a well known major Main Contractor. Ideally you will have experience acting as the Commercial lead on Projects around £20m in value, however solid experience of NHS, Schools and local authority Projects would also be an advantage.

Job description as follows:

* Liaise with the operational management team and advise on all matters relating to Contract and Commercial issues
* Maintain accurate financial control systems and report monthly on Cost/Value Reconciliation
* Liaise with and advise on all financial aspects of contracts, ensuring that valuations are maximised, certified and paid on time
* Monitor progress on site and take a lead issuing required notices in accordance with contract procedures and timescales
* Prepare forecasts of cost and value of all trades including Preliminaries, monitor and report on same
* Prepare Preliminaries budgets in association with contract staff, monitor and report on same
* Ensure that all quotations are carefully vetted and comply with the specification ensuring that the most competitive bids are obtained
* Ensure that regular meetings are held to agree variations and not left to the final account stage
* Assist with estimating as and when required
* Ensure that tenders are accurate and delivered on time
* Manage subcontractors accounts accurately and effectively to enhance contract performance
* Identify the training and development needs of staff and provide the necessary support and action when required
* Assist the Contracts Manager, as required, securing labour, materials and Sub-contractors to ensure that contracts are completed on time and within budget
* Ensure work is carried out in accordance with the Company's Health and Safety Policy & Quality Manual
* At all times to represent the company in the best possible way, be courteous and professional working to the highest ethical standards
* Ad hoc duties assigned by your line manager in connection with operational requirements ensuring works are completed within required time frames

* Good level of computer literacy
* IT literacy including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email
* Verbal and written communication skills
* Basic Health & Safety skills
* Budget Compilation & Management
* Analytical & problem solving skills
* Ability to chair meetings
* Sales and negotiating skills
* Objective setting
* Methodical approach to tasks undertaken
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
* Valid CSCS card

* To work closely with Project Manager to maintain accurate Budget reporting
* To work pro-actively within site team and mentor/train junior members of Commercial staff.
* Having worked on more than one project at any given time. Handled D&B projects.
* Broad construction knowledge required across all trades/disciplines to ensure "Value Engineering" is maximised to the companies benefit.

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