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Quantity Surveyor

Up to £30.83 per hour
Apply2019-09-04 16:54:072020-04-09Resourcing Group

Quantity Surveyor

Date posted: September 4, 2019
Up to £30.83 per hour
Kent, England
Job description

My Client, a Kent based Housing Association is seeking a Quantity Surveyor for a 6 month contract

The purpose of the role is to control and manage all development costs from the original budget to final accounts and development completion.

To control the procurement and management of the supply chain to minimise development costs to ensure value for money and cost effective, quality and timely construction.

The manager is looking for someone with an extensive background with in a Residential environment and not commercial.

The role is as follows:

  • To contribute towards achieving a high standard of build quality through robust procurement.
  • To maintain budget control of a development by taking a pro-active approach in forecasting and projecting cost overruns and reductions.
  • Analyse and report on costs against original budgets.
  • Produce whole project cash flows; maintain and update on a monthly basis, monitor current work in progress costs in line with Build programme against cash flow.
  • Evaluate and agree subcontract variations and customer extras.
  • Sub-Contract Management to include preparation of tenders, procurement of subcontractors and the placing of orders utilising the Company's valuation and ordering system.
  • To utilise the Company's payment systems to pay subcontractors in line with Company policy and procedures.
  • To carry out monthly site valuations utilising the Company valuation system; undertake review of costs incurred for the whole development challenging where necessary overspend or projected cost overruns of sub-contract works, materials, technical fees and design, site overheads and sales and marketing.
  • Attend site progress meetings and carry out site inspections as necessary.
  • Attend site meetings with the Affordable Team and submit monthly Valuations.
  • General liaison and co-ordination between other parties, both internal and external.
  • Respond to site and sales queries, wherever possible, and in a timely manner.
  • Understanding the implications of Health and Safety regulations.

Essential Qualifications and Key Skills required

  • A good technical knowledge of all aspects of Housing development.
  • A HNC or Degree in a relevant Construction subject with a minimum of 3 years experience on new build developments.
  • Basic understanding of Contract Law.
  • The ability to work on own initiative with the minimum amount of supervision.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Sound judgement and decision making.
  • IT literate with good knowledge of MS Word and Excel

Please only apply for this position if you have the relevant skills as a QS within a Local Authority or a Housing Association laid out above.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: Quantity Surveyor_1567612447

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