Senior Quantity Surveyor

Posted 15 May 2024
Salary £60000 - £90000 per annum + + Car Allowance / Vehicle
Job type Permanent
DisciplineBuilt Environment Recruitment
Contact NameJohn MacRitchie

Job description

Do you have experience of working on Large Infrastructure or Energy Projects?.

Do you want to be at the forefront of delivering Vital Infrastructure for the future?

Are you an experienced Senior QS, looking for a move to a Management role?.

Our client, a leading Construction & Infrastructure company with a long history of delivering key projects across the UK , is currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager to join their growing commercial team based in Aberdeen-shire. The successful candidate will play a key role within the organisation by managing all commercial aspects of high-profile Energy projects.

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor /Commercial Manager you will be responsible for the financial management of projects from inception, to tendering, negotiating and agreeing contracts, to commercially delivering projects worth millions of pounds. You will be an integral part of the project delivery team where you will hold key responsibilities associated with the commercial and financial success of each project.

As the Senior Quantity Surveyor /Commercial Manager, you will have the following accountabilities:

Take initiative to respond to customer requirements
Understand how economic factors that affects the construction industry.
Provide commercial input to Value Engineering reviews for different forms of construction
Manage the feedback of commercial data to Planning and Estimating
Support the review tenders & cost data.
Manage the preparation of Target Cost for a Project
Co-ordinate the commercial team to ensure programme issues are identified and actioned
Manage the preparation and review of Earned Value Management
Manage the preparation of the monthly CVR and associated commercial reports.
Report and explain the commercial progress to senior divisional staff
Manage the feedback of commercial data to Planning, Estimating, Marketing and Sales
Manage commercial aspects with Customer and stakeholders
Establish client supply chain requirements & advise on alternative forms of contract & procurement arrangements.
Formulation of management plans for resource procurement.
Awareness of disputes resolution including options, structure as well as knowledge of the SCL Protocol
Application of legislation and ability to liaise with legal experts
Preparation of Estimates & Tender submissions including the interpretation of specifications & preambles
Co-ordination of buying, accounts, production control/planning, supply chain management & procurement techniques, estimating & surveying functions
Management and reporting of Commercial Risk and Opportunity
Management of disallowed cost
Experience in the recruitment and retention of staff
Identifies & targets the needs of individuals & self
Manages team's PDRs, training & development including professional
Gives feedback on strengths and weaknesses - connecting plans for development of individuals.
Determine project commercial staff requirement & liaison with HR for recruitment including temporary staff
Involvement with Schools & Universities to promote the company as a potential employer and to support sponsored students.
Liaises with all parties to ensure task/project remains on plan

Ideally, you will have a track record of managing and developing a commercial team and working towards or be a Chartered Member of RICS, ICES or CIOB. You will also act as a mentor/role model to other commercial staff on their journey to becoming professionally qualified.

The following qualifications are essential:

BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

Strategic change Management
Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
Business and Customer Awareness
Promotes organisational aims & objectives
Manages customer needs
Manages opportunities & threats

*The successful candidate will ideally be based in Aberdeen or willing to relocate.

** During pre construction you will be required to attend the office 2 days per week, however once Construction starts you will be required on site full time.

In return you will receive a very attractive salary Package & benefits, Career development and access to the largest projects in the Industry.

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.