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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6.5k Car Allowance + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: DW-19-010_1541697477
Job description

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My client is a Regional contractor who undertake Design & Build projects including, Extra Care Homes, High rise residential apartments and social housing across the North West Region. They are successful in the building, property development and construction industry. They deliver complete end-to-end solutions for registered housing providers, from sourcing land to handing over complete developments.

Your Role

To manage the financial and contractual administration of projects carried out by the Company, ensuring that general quantity surveying duties are performed to the highest standard and ensuring full contractual and monetary entitlement in the most advantageous terms to the Company.
  • Support the Group Procurement Department buying deals by ensuring they are communicated to subcontractors at tender stage and applied at order stage.
  • Chair subcontract interview meetings in association with Operations team.
  • Prepare subcontract enquiries including taking off quantities from drawings and formulating the tender list in consultation with the wider management team along with subsequent analysis and assessment of subcontract quotations.
  • Negotiate sub-contract packages to deliver the most favourable outcome for the company.
  • Draft and place sub-contract orders as and when authorised and ensure no subcontractors commence on site without a subcontract order fully completed.
  • Develop & maintain close relationships with customers, consultants & subcontractors to continuously improve customer experience, improve our Company position and obtain repeat & negotiated business.
  • Prepare and negotiate interim valuations and final accounts including all necessary measurement as well as making sure that any agreement of variations with supply chain is documented.
  • Measure, value, negotiate and check as necessary all subcontract interim and final account applications and process all associated payments in accordance with the Construction Act and/or other prevailing legislation
  • Inform the Commercial Manager of any possible claims by subcontractors and prepare and/or seek direction in preparing any necessary documentation/correspondence to protect the Company's interests.
  • Forecast cash on an accurate and timely basis, ensuring that the cash position of the project is maximised without compromising our contractual arrangements and relationships with either customers or subcontractors & suppliers
  • Ensure profit plans are understood for each scheme/project and monitor and deliver on agreed areas and work on identifying further areas for recovery.
  • Raise alarm signals to the Commercial Manager when the contract is straying outside the cost and profit parameters. Use best endeavours and seek to maximise margins in co-operation with the Operations Manager.
  • Monitor preliminaries / site management costs and advise the Operations Manager on action to be taken to remedy over-expenditure.
  • Prepare and present commercial elements at the site Monthly Contract Review Meeting Legal / Dispute
  • Assist in the preparation of 'claims' or other means of dispute management to correct an imbalance of cost and value. To include drafting and sending contractual letters.


Your Experience
  • Experience of completing projects above £20million
  • 7 - 10 Years' experience
  • BSc in Quantity Surveying or similar commercial related course
  • Professional qualification MRICS or MCIOB desirable
  • Good data interrogation skills
  • Line Management experience
  • Commercial Awareness with good legal/contractual knowledge and experience
  • Experience of Management accounts
  • Proficient in Microsoft office particularly Excel, Access and keen to extend knowledge on software packages
  • Commercial contracting experience
  • CSCS card at appropriate level