Quantity Surveyor

Storm Recruitment Published: August 23, 2017
Job Type
Category
Salary
£22,000 - £26,000

Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen near Swindon for a Cost Controller / Quantity Surveyor. This is a rare opportunity to join a growing company that works within the construction and civils sectors. The candidate must have quantity surveying experience and qualification to support the role.
Purpose of Role:

  • To manage and deliver the cost management for construction and civil projects undertaken by the business. This includes managing enquiries, template cost and queries and settling final accounts within the identified timescales set by the contracts.
  • To liaise closely with and manage all costs and correspondence with the client nominated Quantity Surveyors. Actively build a working relationship with the clients nominated Quantity Surveyors to enable a progressive and accurate work flow.
  • Monitor all pricing documents, which involve liaison with a Quantity Surveyor or quantity surveying company. Review account templates prior to sending, to ensure all elements of the project have been captured.
  • To efficiently manage costs for the internal project management team, ensure that the team has the resource available for the output required.
  • Ensure the internal project management team has the resource and technology to achieve the requirements of the company
  • Monitor the internal project management team and quickly respond to any issues of poor performance or lack of knowledge.
  • Ensure that the internal project management team adheres to the company's procedures.
  • Provide commercial assistance and advice in the negotiation of all product rates with suppliers and client nominated quantity surveyors.
  • Assist in the preparation and agreement of submitted product rates and agree on the final rates.
  • Actively ensure appropriate liaison with internal stakeholders with the key objective of maintaining a pro-active approach to maximise product margins.
  • Monitor and actively interrogate existing product bill of materials. Build and interrogate new product bill of materials for client and quantity surveyor, ensuring maximum margins are achieved.
  • Ensure the integrity and compliance with internal systems, processes and procedures.
  • Actively improve and further processes and procedures related within the QS and cost management role, maintaining maximum efficiency in all aspects of the role.
  • To provide a strict professional method of working with the client and / or client nominated quantity surveying company.

Key Activities:

  • Once the costs have been formulated into a clear and concise format, interrogate all costs received from the supply base to ensure all product is being procured at the most cost-effective rates throughout the procurement exercise.
  • Manage the specification change process from design development of product into revised cost proposals for the client and the client nominated quantity surveyors.
  • To accurately substantiate all costs submitted and negotiate rates where required.
  • Support and report to Directors and provide weekly reports of current cost submission status.
  • Report on price variants, target delivery performance and supplier service levels.
  • Undertake continuous monitoring and evaluation of costs from the supply chain.
  • Provide commercial support and assistance in resolving and agreeing on any associated supplier cost increases.
  • Develop, maintain and improve supplier relationships.
  • Attend internal meetings to support the delivery of projects in line with budget and programme requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation and pricing of key account tenders.
  • Produce and negotiate monthly valuations and agree certificate figures with the client nominated quantity surveyor.
  • Quantify and negotiate EOT requests and associated additional costs.
  • Work with the internal project team to produce package of work costs for sub contract work ensuring maximum margin for the company.

Requirements:

  • Qualified Quantity Surveyor
  • Degree educated within a directly transferable subject
  • 2-5 years’ experience working within the construction sector
  • Advance knowledge and ability with Microsoft Office packages, especially Excel
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • To be aware of and comply with company protocols, standards and ethos

Working days:

Monday to Friday - office hours

Site visits when required to undertake the role

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