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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Application Reference Number: 0326
Function: Commercial
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 30/04/2021
Job Purpose: Responsible for the commercial function on specific project(s) from commencement budget through to the delivery and completion of scheme and completion of Final Accounts.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Determination of budget for approval in cooperation with their peers
  • Assist estimator in preparation of a Commencement Budget and to advise on known and perceived risk factors to the project.
  • Liaison with the technical team and consultants so as to provide continuous value engineering of design concepts and proposals
  • Monitoring changes so as to continuously identify the status of costs.
  • Reviewing and ensuring cost control procedures are implemented and adhered to by the project team.
  • To establish subcontract sources early in the programme so that they can contribute to the design in terms of value engineering.
  • Ensure procurement of all subcontract elements of the development are completed in accordance with the company requirements, H&S, QA and sustainability objectives.
  • Liaise with the Material Buyers to enable them to prepare detailed schedules of directly purchased materials in liaison with the development team.
  • Develop robust and inclusive definitions of the scope of the works in conjunction with the project team.
  • Preparing selected tender list 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
  • Preparation and presentation of Package Recommendations for approval
  • Preparing subcontract documentation for signing by both parties in accordance with BH's Call Off Contract procedure
  • Sending agreed number of copies of all Contract Drawings and any revised drawings as issued to subcontractors
  • Forecasting value of design variations
  • Agreeing variations with subcontractor
  • Countersigning site instructions
  • Producing subcontractor instruction/variation reports
  • Manage Subcontract packages
  • Monthly Subcontract payments
  • Complete Subcontract Final Account promptly at the earliest opportunity
  • Deal with Subcontractor disputes swiftly and diligently
  • Maintain cost reporting systems in line with Company procedures

Personal Specification:

  • Experience within a developer or main contractor undertaking residential schemes
  • Site based experience
  • Relevant educational background in quantity surveying or relevant subject
  • Professional qualification 

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


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