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Quantity Surveyor

Application Reference Number: 0451
Function: Commercial
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 17/09/2021
Job Purpose: To be responsible for the commercial and surveying function on a development, to facilitate delivery and cost effective completion of the scheme.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Preparation of reports as required
  • Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Understanding the approved Budget and package breakdowns
  • Liaising with the technical team and design consultants so as to ensure design concepts and proposals are developed in line with the approved budgets and procurement tracker
  • Monitoring changes so as to continuously identify the status of costs
  • Liaising with all members of the project team, including but not limited to construction, technical, sales, finance, customer service and estate management colleagues
  • To establish subcontract sources early in the programme so that they can contribute to the design in terms of value engineering and alternative solutions (early supply chain engagement)
  • Ensure procurement of all subcontract elements of the development are completed in accordance with the company requirements and sustainability objectives
  • Preparing scope of works and trade packages
  • Preparing selected tender list for approval
  • Subcontract tendering
  • Holding and taking minutes of Subcontract Post-Tender and Pre-Order Meetings
  • Preparing subcontract documentation
  • Raising subcontractor payments and ensuring associated notices and documentation are issued in a timely manner
  • 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
  • Agreeing final account with subcontractors
  • Fully completing monthly cost reports for approval
  • Attending Design Team Meetings as required
  • Attending subcontractor progress meetings as required
  • Valuing customer change variations.

Technical Competencies:

  • Ideally Quantity Surveying or Construction degree level educated with 2+ years industry experience

 Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service
  • An effective leader, motivator and mentor
  • 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 5.00pm Monday to Friday. 

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