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Quantity Surveyor

Apply2020-02-13 10:28:002020-11-01Resourcing Group

Quantity Surveyor

Date posted: February 13, 2020
Up to £403.95 per day
London, England
Job description

My Client, A West London Local Authority is seeking a Quantity Surveyor for a 6 month contract

The purpose of the role is as follows

  • To manage the commercial and cost management aspects for the delivery of the programme of investment and planned works.
  • To provide commercial and cost management support to the procurement, operations and planning teams.
  • To accurately value the works undertaken by the operational teams and contractors
  • To review the Service Providers and external consultants' valuations and claims and, where necessary, gather and provide records to substantiate cost and demonstrate value. To determine such matters in line with contractual arrangements in place and ensure approved invoices are processed in a timely and organised manner.
  • To prepare and monitor the submission and approval of design, specification and cost estimates information provided by the Service Providers, sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • To work with Service Providers to minimise the costs of the service and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required service standards and quality.
  • To motivate and line manage junior members of the commercial team.
  • To work with the project management team to put in place robust resource management plans in order to deliver effectively complex projects.
  • To work with the project management team to manage consultants, contractors, and their supply chain.
  • To develop and maintain suitable methodologies to measure productivity and implement incentivisation schemes.
  • To identify and make suitable recommendations on the need for other professional services and working with procurement to oversee arrangements for such appointments.

Description OF Duties:

  • Financial monitoring, management and reporting of all costs relating to the repairs service, planned investment works and specific assigned projects.
  • Assisting with undertaking feasibility studies and cost / benefit analysis.
  • Performing risk and value management, cost control and monitoring, and valuing variations, valuations and claims.
  • Advising on and developing suitable procurement strategy.
  • Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks.
  • Review interim and final accounts submitted by contractors, challenge value completed and certify for payment. Undertake site inspections and audits as necessary.
  • Providing advice on contractual claims.
  • Analysing outcomes, resolving issues and driving service improvements and writing detailed project progress reports.
  • Preparing tender and contract documents, conducting the procurement process, analysing tender returns and preparing tender reports and documentation.
  • Providing expert advice and relevant action in relation to contracts.
  • Overseeing complex projects and managing consultant, contractors and supply chain.
  • Ensuring all commercial areas are managed in accordance with contract and financial rules and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain methodologies to measure productivity, including incentivisation schemes.
  • Line management and development of direct reports in line with organisation standards, using policies and procedures available as required.
  • Understanding and implementing the requirements of health and safety regulations.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive experience of effective cost management of large and complex programmes of work within a housing repairs and planned investment sector or comparable sector.
  • Detailed knowledge of current building and construction regulations, technology and contractual matters.
  • Minimum of 5 year's experience in a similar role.
  • Previous management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience of contract administration.
  • EU procurement experience.
  • Experience of productivity and incentivisation schemes.

Skills & Qualities:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Forward thinking and interested in developing smart ways of working with teams to realise client and operational objectives.

    • Commercially aware.
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Strong organisational skills.
    • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to develop the team though training and mentoring.

  • Professional at all times.
  • Good judgement and decision making.

Please only apply for this position if you have the required experience and a background of working within a Council or Housing Association.

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

Reference: Quantity Surveyor_1581589680

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