Quantity Surveyor – Civil

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Salary: £30K - £40K
Location: London

A main and prestigious Civil contractor are seeking a Quantity Surveyor to work on a range of high profile projects across London. Ranging from Civil Infrastructure, Groundwork’s, Highways and Civil Rail.

Additionally, we are seeking a degree qualified candidate with at least two years within the Civil Engineering industry and worked with NEC contracts.

Principal Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Understand the contractual requirements of project documents including the roles and responsibilities of all involved and the notices required to record change etc. Coordinate any responses required with Commercial Manager.
  • Liaise with the client, client representatives and other 3rd parties on commercial issues, including the agreement of additional monies.
  • Cost management for project/section of works.
  • Build and maintain customer confidence.
  • Understand allowances for elements of work (preliminaries, materials, subcontract etc.).
  • Understanding of cost to end of reporting period and comparison with allowance.
  • Understand forecast cost to completion.
  • Value management for project/section of works.
  • Prepare interim and final accounts.
  • Understanding of true value to end of reporting period and comparison with actual cost expended.
  • Understanding of forecast final value at completion.
  • Change management for section of works.
  • Recording of change and allocation of responsibility.
  • Evaluation and recovery of any change that is not risk/liability including recovery from 3rd parties.
  • Risk and opportunity management for project/section of works.
  • Management (with operations team) of known and newly identified risks and opportunities for best project return.
  • Identification and implementation of mitigation measures.
  • Procurement for project/section of works.
  • Ensure all involved in procurement for project understand allowances for items they are responsible for and the procedures to be followed.
  • Maintain procurement schedules.
  • Prepare subcontract documentation, issue enquiries, and negotiate agreements including interim and final accounts.
  • Financial reporting for project/section of works.
  • Prepare and issue monthly cost/value reconciliations and cost/forecast reconciliations.
  • Prepare cash forecast.
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts.
  • Support the Commercial Manager for the project.
  • Provide training and support for junior commercial staff and operational staff who you are supporting.
  • Identification, preparation and negotiation of claims.
  • Adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Ad hoc duties as job requires.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Optimisation of commercial return on a section or whole project.
  • Control of cost, value, cash management, change and risk on a section or whole project.
  • Timely detailed reporting to Managing Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager.
  • Commercial development of all staff within job holder’s area of responsibility.
  • Timely procurement of subcontractors in accordance with company procedures.
  • Contribution towards continued improvement within the business.

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