Our services have been retained exclusively by a world leading design, installation, and manufacturing engineering company to identify a suitably experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their highly dynamic and passionate team.
The main functions of the role are to provide professional quantity surveying and contracts management services to their appropriate business unit functions.
The business operates across the water, wastewater and fire sprinkler sectors. Their customer base includes many of the top 100 UK construction companies and M&E companies. In addition, they are involved in a significant number of overseas projects. Where possible, the business will aim to contract under NEC3 terms. The role will require a high level of professionalism and confidence in negotiations, managing contractual risk as well as advising and efficiently implementing the procurement strategy of the business and the projects.
” Operate a safe working environment in line with company policies & procedures.
” Provide specialist QS and contracts skills to Balmoral Tanks contracts and sales teams in areas such as pre-tender meetings, project risk assessment and contractual terms.
” Prepare tender and contract documents & undertake cost analysis for project work.
” Produce relevant procurement strategies and associated buying schedule in conjunction with the purchasing team and PM. Procure Subcontract packages, approve subcontract orders ensuring compliance with specification, drawings and employers requirements.
” Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks. Perform risk, value management and cost control disciplines on all projects.
” Provide advice on contractual claims
” Identify and escalate any commercial issues including potential EOT, acceleration and disruption issues. Produce project cashflow forecasts and exit gross margins each month.
” Advise on Terms and Conditions and Collateral warranties. Liaise with Credit Control in respect of debt and overdue accounts.
” Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use.
” Must have good communication and organisation skills. Remain calm and focused, produce accurate reports and documents and show the ability to negotiate
” Responsible for the management of the contracts team and construction employees
Financial Accountability and Dimensions
” Produce project cash flow forecasts
” Prepare, submit and agree applications for payment making sure a certificate is issued on time and invoice raised if appropriate.
” Produce accurate monthly reports and attend financial and project review meetings as required.
” Advise on Terms and Conditions and Collateral warranties
” Liaise with Credit Control in respect of debt and overdue accounts.
” Provide advice on contractual claims.
” Undertake cost analysis for project work.
” Develop the contractual knowledge and experience across all facets of the business.
” Implement disciplined contract management skills which manage the risk to the business.
” Ensure contracts and installation teams are aware of their business impact and how they support our business vision.
” Reduce/eliminate current margin erosion.
” Quantity Surveying degree or equivalent RICS and or APM qualification and membership.
” Previous experience in a similar role
” Proven ability to administer projects
” Have extensive knowledge working within Building and Construction field
” Have strong background in business legal contracts of different types and implementing amendments adjustable to suit different contracts scenarios
Skills & Abilities
” Strong organisational and decision-making skills is essential.
” Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
” Excellent inter-personal skills.
” First class planning & organisational skills.
” Good presentation, written and oral communication skills.
” Must be an innovative thinker and commercially aware
” Must be willing to develop interpersonal and communication skills
” Must be computer literate particularly in Microsoft Excel and Word and Engineering software packages for which further training will be provided.
” Understand the implications of health and safety regulations
” Mature and customer focused attitude (able to handle difficult discussions and customer complaints) is essential.
” A belief in the fact that customers are revenue & everything else is overhead is essential.
” Able to perform in an environment where accountability and ownership represent Core Values is essential.
” Excited by change and driven to be part of a successful team is desirable
” Willing to challenge colleagues whose behaviour is contradictory to all aspects of the core values of the business.
The successful candidate will not only be joining a rapidly growing and exciting company but they will benefit from a competitive salary, ongoing training and development, Annual Leave entitlement which increases with length of service, profit based bonus scheme and Flexi Friday (2:30pm finish).
If this is an opportunity of interest or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 0161 669 4716 for a confidential discussion.