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Quantity Surveyor

Application Reference Number: 0201
Function: Commercial
Location: Tower Hamlets, London
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 08/01/2021
Job Purposed: To be responsible for the commercial and surveying function, or specific packages on a development, to facilitate delivery and cost effective completion of the scheme.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Understanding the approved budget and package breakdowns
  • Liaison with the Technical team and Design consultants to ensure design concepts and proposals are developed in line with the approved Budgets and Procurements Tracker
  • Monitoring changes to continuously identify the status of costs
  • To establish subcontract sources early in the programme so that they can contribute to the design in terms of value engineering, and alternative solutions
  • Ensure procurement of all subcontract elements of the development are completed in accordance with the company requirements and sustainability objectives
  • Preparing scope of works for trade packages
  • Preparing tender lists for approval
  • Subcontract tendering
  • Recommendation of subcontractors on "Level Playing Field" ensuring complete scope of works is covered and all qualifications addressed
  • Holding and taking minutes of Subcontract Post-Tender and Pre-Order Meetings
  • Preparing subcontract documentation for signing by both parties in accordance with Call Off Contract procedure
  • Administering the Contract
  • Raising subcontractor payments in line with internal protocols and compliance with HGCRA Act.
  • Agreeing Contract Drawings and reviewing drawing revisions during the course of the contract.
  • Forecasting value and risk of design variations
  • Agreeing variations with subcontractor
  • Countersigning site instructions
  • Producing subcontractor instruction/variation reports
  • Agreeing final account with subcontractors, no later than one month after practical completion of their works
  • Fully completing monthly cost reports for approval
  • Attending Design Team Meetings as required
  • Attending subcontractor progress meetings as required 
  • Writing contractual letters when / if required to subcontractors in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Assisting Project Manager with financial implications of site progress decisions
  • Monitor with the Buying Department material / Purchase Ledger expenditure / forecasts on a weekly / monthly basis for the purpose of preparing cost reports
  • Preparing and maintaining sub contract monitoring spread sheets such as procurement programmes and appointment records
  • Provide cost data as required to estimating department to assist in the pricing of future contracts / phases

Technical Competencies: 

  • Experience within a developer or main contractor
  • Site based experience
  • Relevant educational background in quantity surveying or relevant subject
  • Undertaking a professional qualification

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Highly Organised
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined
  • Team player
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view
  • Attention to Detail

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5:30pm Monday to Friday.


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