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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Design and Planning the quantity surveyor will optimise project margins and add value to the construction process by proactive involvement in procurement, cost management and reporting. They will drive best value from suppliers and subcontractors, carry out monthly financial reviews on projects and forecast final out-turn values for cost, sales and margin. This role will maximise value of monthly applications and submission of contract variations, ensuring timely submission and negotiation of final accounts to the client/ main contractor and subcontractors.

Key Responsibilities

Assist with the completion of feasibility studies and trade cost plans
Analyse trade cost plans into trade bill of quantities (BOQ's)
Assist in the early phase cost estimation to support development feasibilities
Attend initial design meetings to ensure concept design in line with cost plan for completeness
Assist the construction team with estimating queries and questions across multi-trade disciplines
Prepare Gross Floor area (GFA) measures
Involvement with progress claims, site visits and variations
Attend bank draw down inspections as required
To carry out monthly valuations of work in progress, including forecasting of final costs and sales.
Prepare and monitor project cash flow forecasts.
Prepare control spreadsheets for schedule of rates trades
Report on cost implications of design development at regular intervals
Assist in preparation and adherence to project purchasing targeting and costing budgets.
Manage external cost planner to prepare feasibility studies and trade cost plans
Assist project team on preparation of tender analysis spreadsheets
Prepare and maintain trade and P&S cost databases
Conduct check measures against external measures as required
Vet subcontract documentation & perform subcontractor comparison processes
Measure, value, submit and negotiate contract variations.
Ensure external cost plans are set up in line with Geocon construction methodology
Prepare submit and negotiate project final accounts.
Commercial vetting of sub-contractor tenders and contracts.
Certification of subcontractor monthly valuations and final accounts.
Ensure that business commercial processes are adhered to at project level.
Identify innovative construction materials, produce and methods
Liaise with external suppliers and contractors

People Management:

Able to work well within a team based environment.
Communicate regularly with management, project staff and subcontractors to ensure commercial controls are in place, understood and followed at all times.


Manage and produce accurate formal reports in accordance with business timetable
Monitor all commercial information in relation to project including labour, material and sub-contractor cost forecasting to ensure budgets are adhered to.
Supply all relevant information to the Director of Design and Planning for review at the specified intervals set.
Assist internal stakeholders with a range of other duties as may be required from time to time.

Skill Requirements:

Technically qualified in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management. Consideration given to MEP engineers with demonstrable residential experience.
Minimum 3-5 years quantity surveying experience.
Commercially astute, numerate, risk averse & able to accurately forecast cost & sales.
Have good practical organisation skills, planning of resources and program scheduling.
Be able to provide both summarised and detailed reports on current activities.
IT Literate able to use Costex, Buildsoft, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.

Personal Attributes:

Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate across all levels of seniority from the workface through to Senior Management level.
Can do' attitude to work
Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.

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