Senior Quantity Surveyor

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Cumbria
Job Type:Full Time

To undertake the role of Senior Quantity Surveyor for the delivery of major projects to meet defined customer objectives adopting a variety of procurement types.

To assist the Associate/Projects Director or other defined line manager in business management, sales and the running of a cost consultancy team and subsequent achievement of project and business goals.

Responsible for:

  • Key project and business communication
  • Achieving profitability on projects
  • Working within Group and Unit directives and Corporate Governance
  • Maintaining the project based Quality, Environmental and Safety documentation
  • Delivery of projects in line with customer objectives and contracted stage of work
  • Managing team development through the Performance Development Review (PDR) system
  • Acting as a coach or mentor to more junior staff


Duties include:

  • Assist with the management of a Cost Consultancy team
  • Act as the project manager in the context of the company business management system
  • Take part in contract reviews relating to the contract with the customer
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management reports/liaison with sub-divisional manager
  • Assist with securing new and repeat business in line with the sub-divisional budget
  • Comply with QES system and Group/Unit directives
  • Preparation of estimates and cost plans in line with the brief
  • Provision of financial advice including the impact of inflation
  • Advise on contract procurement
  • Assist in the development of programmes for the delivery of our services
  • Preparation of standard documentation - reports, valuations, letters, financial statements etc
  • Preparation of tender documents as required by procurement choice (including Bills of Quantities)
  • The analysis of tenders and preparing tender reports at all stages of procurement
  • Prepare valuations and financial statements; re-measure as necessary and adjust variations
  • Assist in the settlement of construction disputes and prepare and agree final accounts
  • Produce financial fee report for post contract review
  • Attendance at design team and progress meetings as necessary
  • Degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying subject (or equivalent)
  • MRICS qualified
  • Proven skills and experience of delivering within a Cost Consultancy
  • Demonstrable track record of working in the management services environment
  • Flexibility in work location and travel
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Effective time management
  • Previous experience of working on nuclear projects preferred


The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million's to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

Benefits
We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.