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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Application Reference Number: 0274
Function: Commercial
Location: Kidbrooke, London
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 01/03/2021
Job Purposed: The role is Pre-Development based and therefore works to other schemes in a similar locations will become necessary as potential land opportunities are identified. As the role will cover work to various schemes, travelling to different offices will be required.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

Procurement & Management

  • Early engagement with supply chain on key shell & core packages in order to provide feedback to Planning Design team to inform on opportunities through early design.
  • Review of alternative construction methods to understand early design constraints, risks & opportunities.
  • Involvement with supply chain in early packages based on available planning information such as Brick & Window supply.
  • Discuss future schemes with specialist subcontractors throughout the planning process, in order to maintain a good working relationship.
  • Attend Design Team Meetings, review of RIBA Stage 1 to 3 information and provide input on specification as part of the Value Engineering process.
  • Meet specialist consultants at early stages in design process to establish any value engineering opportunities that can be incorporated into the early design.
  • Liaising with the project commercial teams to understand scope gaps & lessons learnt in order to capture within future cost plans.
  • Complete overall Project Benchmark comparison exercises and square foot analysis.
  • Propose workable and realistic solutions to obstacles / complications that become apparent on the project across various disciplines.

 Cost Plans and Reporting

  • Assist in producing a consolidated Cost Plan / BOQ from the initial Budget to allocate trade budgets.
  • Involvement with measurement of early design information for compiling Initial Viability of schemes.
  • Establish early relationship with BIM consultants in order to create a workable BoQ for the purpose of future cost plans that can be created "in house" and remove the need for external cost consultant in the future.
  • Analyse Benchmark information from comparable schemes in order to understand cost variables between different schemes.
  • Help maintain the overall Benchmark Database which is currently being developed.
  • Produce monthly commercial dashboards for current live schemes as and when they are being updated.
  • Complete cost exercises as required in order to understand and inform future design decisions.
  • Liaise with other regions in order to understand differences in approach on a regional basis to further support cost plans.
  • Establish Benchmark Tool for all pre-release schemes for the business.

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service
  • An effective motivator
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined
  • Team player
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view
  • Well-presented and business like

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

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