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Quantity Surveyor

Permanent  for Support Services Group in Harrow

Quantity Surveyor

Location: Harrow

Salary: £45K - £65K

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate to join, one of the UK's market leaders in New Build Housing Solutions and Community Regeneration as a Project Quantity Surveyor to work in the Southern Region, Regeneration Department.

Role profile

To take responsibility, ownership and accountability of the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial / financial and contractual elements of the designated project in order to control and maximise the company’s profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage pro actively the control of all commercial issues. This is to include ensuring applications and valuations are completed in line with the contract terms and also ensuring sub-contractors receive prompt payment and are procured in line with contractual obligations and Commitments to Subcontractors. In addition ensuring cost reports are managed, completed on time and monitored.

To take an overview and interest to assist the Contract Manager with pre-start planning and programming

Sub-contract procurement and commercial management on a designated project(s)

Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts

Change management control

Assisting and liaising with the buyers on materials procurement and buying opportunities

To manage the day to day cost control, monitoring and reporting on a designated project(s)

Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout

Assist the Contract Manager with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate order and information to carry out their work

Liaise with the Contract Manager over contractual issues and take action as required

Measure progress, submit valuations, submit final accounts and retention release and monitor receipt of payment in a timely manner

Process subcontractor requests for payment

Completing a monthly cost / valuation report and cash flow for the designation project(s)

Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases

Attend project and company related meetings

Ensure the company is neither compromise nor disadvantaged by an contractual or financial arrangement

Manage the costs on a project to ensure both the company and the client is fully advised of the cost situation

To supervise with all staff, clients, consultants and residents in a professional manner

Assist in ensuring company with Health & Safety

Ensure timely cash flow management for the Client and the group, and the supply change

Assisting the development and training of trainee and assistant surveyors

Maintaining and developing professional relationships with the Client, to help future business development

Skills and abilities

Must have experience of working on D&B projects, responsible for the full commercial function and running their projects.

Excellent verbal communication skills

Good level of numeracy

Stable career history

Good influencing skills

PC skills - MS Office, Excel, Project, Word etc


Post graduate experience within a surveying position reporting to either a senior surveyor or a commercial manager.

If this position is of interest and you possess the required skills and experience, please attach your CV for the attention of Anna Maguire

Job added on 14-08-2014