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£45,000 - £65,000 + bonus


North West







Job Description

We are working with an EPC Project Developer who deliver high impact social infrastructure projects on an international basis to identify a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their newly established office in Manchester.

Our Client is a private company with an international network of experts working with clients and colleagues to develop and deliver innovative solutions to complex social infrastructure challenges from its base of 3 UK offices and 8 international offices.

The Role
We require a Senior Quantity Surveyor, to support the Commercial Manager and work closely with the Purchasing and Logistics Team based in as well as the In-country Construction Delivery Team. The SQS will be responsible to the Commercial Manager and will provide support, advice, report on and have control of all commercial and financial aspects of project(s) and contract(s). The SQS should be flexible but meticulous in their approach and be confident in working independently with very little information and Architects conceptual drawings in order to create budgets for various projects. The role includes offering support to the Country and Operations Manager to allow projects to be safely delivered on time, to budget and to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction and enable the Company objectives to be achieved.

The SQS shall communicate, co-ordinate with Business Development and the wider Construction teams and provide all necessary cost information required to deliver successful cost estimates for new international opportunities within the health and primary infrastructure sectors. The SQS will be part of the overall construction delivery team lead by the Managing Director.

Key Responsibilities
It is envisaged that the role shall include the following tasks but that these will be matured to meet both the business and project needs, as required:
• Assist the Commercial Manager in all aspects of planning, delivering and managing the commercial functions both in the UK and across overseas projects;
• Develop a robust cost estimation process with the Commercial Manager
• Provide cost estimates and plans for various new opportunities in line with outline specifications
• Prepare tender and contract documents, including Bill of Quantities and schedules in conjunction with the Commercial Manager
• Review all cost estimates before they are submitted with Commercial Manager
• Analyse and verify cost estimates provided by sub-contractors and identify any anomalies for reconciliation
• Determine the scope of work and contents of project estimates by preparing a list of bid quantities and associated items
• Source and provide accurate pricing information for materials, labour, plant and equipment etc. Obtain quotations and be responsible for reviewing, analysing and recommending subcontractors and vendors with the Commercial Manager
• Produce and send enquiries to subcontractors inviting them to tender and engagement with supply chain
• Receive and analyse subcontractor/supplier quotations and costs, liaising with P&L regarding price, proven history, availability etc.
• Notify in writing both successful and unsuccessful subcontractors in a timely manner
• Produce and process formal subcontract documents and certify interim and final payments and final subcontract accounts
• Produce bills of quantities and activity schedule for payment purposes
• Produce cash flow forecasts for internal and client purposes
• Monitor and control income and expenditure on contracts e.g. interim/final applications for payment/final accounts etc. liaising where necessary with the relevant people
• Produce relevant monthly reports for the Commercial Manager e.g. cost to complete reconciliations, turnover forecasts etc. ensuring information is complete and accurate
• Draft particular conditions under the FIDIC suite of contracts
• Liaise and co-ordinate all commercial activities and actions with the in-country team.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:
• Must be able to work in a busy office and show good time management skills
• Enjoy working as part of a team in order to achieve common goals and company objectives
• Have experience and be comfortable working with people/partners/stakeholders across all levels
• Must be prepared to work to tight deadlines (tender submissions / monthly commercial calendar)
• Exceptional relationship building skills, self-motivated, problem solver and proactive commercial and financial awareness and solid understanding of the construction and measurement processes
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both oral & written negotiation skills and ability to apply those skills internally, externally and with our supply chain
• Ability to use a range of IT packages including Microsoft Office and bespoke packages
• Be able to interpret complex and sensitive information and provided confidentiality within the working environment
• Be able to demonstrate a detailed working knowledge of quantity surveying, estimating and all forms of costing documentation and systems
• Experience of working with and interpretation of FIDIC and JBCC contracts
• Ability to assess, review and make recommendation on monthly payment certificates for subcontractors
• Be able to call for, receive, evaluate and negotiate sub-contractors offers/quotations.
• Ability to challenge resources and costs both internally and externally with subcontractors and/or consultants
• Provide support for the Commercial Manager in terms of data input etc.
• Be able to read, write and speak English fluently

Candidate Competences

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar related qualifications
• Have a minimum of 10 – 15 years’ experience as a Project / SQS
• Have an eye for quality and attention to detail both from a design and cost perspective
• Be open and adaptable to new ways of learning and practice applying this within your role
• Positive attitude always and the ability to integrate and play an active part within the Construction team and the ability to prioritise to meet deadlines
• Keen to pursue personal development needs and maintain up-to-date industry knowledge
• Possess a good sense of humor and willingness to engage with people from other cultures
• Strive to be a valued and trusted member of the team

The place of employment will be the Manchester Office with a level of home-based working, although national travel to the Midlands will be required periodically and International travel at times.

In return?
• Salary: £45,000 to £65,000 per annum DOE
• Bonus – Performance related
• Holidays – 25 days, plus bank holidays
• 3-month probationary period
• Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm office hours (which are flexible), with reasonable additional hours when needed without additional pay
• Travel and reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
• Laptop and mobile
• Opportunities for progression to Managing Quantity Surveyor for the right candidate

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