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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Cheshire
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: Negotiable + remuneration package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM041_1500453433
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Job description

Are you looking for your next step in your career? Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company within the construction industry? If so, please read on.

My client is a National contractor who undertake an array of Design & Build projects throughout the UK. They have become one of the most successful and respected names in the building, property development and construction industry and a vacancy has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their team. You will be based in their North West office and visiting sites nationwide. Initially you will be attached to a development in Stratford worth £100M.


Reporting to the Commercial Director, the main purpose of this role is to monitor and ensure effective cost reporting. Your duties will include;
  • Prepare monthly cost reports and management reports forecasting accurately from commencement to completion of the project on financial and progress issues on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Confirm budgets and review the contents of the subcontractor orders on behalf of the procurement team
  • Advise the Commercial Director of any potential disputes arising between the Contractor and the Subcontractors
  • Issue withholding and payment notices within the correct time scales
  • Respond to all subcontractors correspondence where required
  • Take ownership of your project with the relevant contracts manager for both progress and commercial matters
  • Updating information on progress of projects and passing to Commercial Director as required
  • Working to deadlines set by yourself and others within the team
  • Delegate and monitor tasks to trainee Quantity Surveyor
  • Ensure continuous communication with other team members to review contract progress and address immediately associated issues
  • Attending site weekly (or as required) to review issues including providing solutions and advice to ensure successful project completion
  • Ensure the workforce on site are treated fairly and communication is filtered through to them
  • Ensure that payment application s for subcontractors are paid in accordance with the conditions agreed and provide accordingly any supporting information relevant to their claim
  • Properly advise the client of variations and forecasting of the account including advising them of progress and delays and supporting this with relevant document correspondence
  • Ensure cash flow is maintained and provide early forecasting of any short fall should that be relevant
  • Ensure continuous correspondence with consultants including monitoring content of correspondence to be specific, relevant and grammatically correct
  • Identify and review key performance indicators with Commercial Director
  • Monitor and review procurement

  • You will already be experienced in working for a main contractor,
  • You will be qualified to level of NVQ 4, Degree or equivalent experience
  • You will have Excellent knowledge of Contract Law
  • Strong Time Management and assertiveness
  • Health and Safety aware

This company offers an excellent remuneration package, with their development plans on offer an outstanding opportunity to progress.