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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: 924101
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, Utilities
  • Date posted: 26/02/2019

Role

The key purpose of this position will be to support the Regional Commercial Manager in the implementation of the commercial support service within the region for M&E works, in line with the strategy. Providing commercial support including developing the commercial strategy for specific projects or contracts by maintaining and maximising profitability and to provide support to regional stakeholders on general commercial matters in order to reduce risk across the business.

Main responsibilities for this role will include understanding and negotiating contract terms for projects and mitigating risks these may place upon SSE prior to any agreement, maintaining dialogue with relevant operational management to have a continual understanding as to contract administration status of specified projects, ensuring that the internal reports of the projects are accurate in respect of risk, costs incurred, projection of costs to spend, contingency and liabilities, sales declared and consequently profit declared.

In addition you will drive improvement in the accuracy and robustness of forecasts and budgets, support implementation and embed processes to improve contract profitability and control of how we manage contractors, consult operational managers on a progressive basis, proactively provide sound commercial knowledge and support to all internal stakeholders and maintain good client relationships within the business and the commercial team.

Your Skills and Experience

The individuals that we are keen to hire for this role will be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying with demonstrable previous experience in the role, ideally within a construction or engineering environment. You will have a comprehensive commercial understanding of contract price build-ups and proven experience in managing Contractual relationships between clients, customers and contractors. You will have an excellent ability to read and understand contract clauses and documents and be adept at communicating these to all levels within the business.

You will be an analytical and methodical individual with a professional attitude to your work, have excellent people management skills and be a team player, able to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.