Senior Quantity Surveyor - Bedfordshire in United Kingdom

My client, a Construction company based in Bedfordshire is looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

This is a full time, temporary position for an on going contract and the successful candidate will have a degree level qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management along with desirably a membership of a professional body.

Essential knowledge will include a proven track record of commercial responsibility on Main Contracting projects, a proven track record in Main Contracting, relevant experience in a variety of form of construction such as Concrete Frame, Timber Frame etc and demonstrable experience in line management and developing junior team members.

The main purpose of the role is as follows;

To take responsibility, ownership and accountability of the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial/financial and contractual elements of designated projects within a Division in order to control and maximise the company's profitability, protect the company's legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues. This is to include managing other commercial and operational resources, 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 our contractual obligations and commitments to Subcontractors.
In addition ensuring cost reports and the like are real time, managed, completed on time and monitored.

Other responsibilities will include;

To manage a commercial team to deliver the commercial objectives of the business on designated projects
To develop strong customer relationships with key clients and Consultants.
To take overall responsibility and accountability for the commercial elements on a projects
To offer assistance, support and mentoring to other team members
To take a keen interest in matters outside of merely just the commercial issues.
To promote inter-departmental teamwork in the strongest possible manner with appropriate behaviours.
To assist the Operations Manager with pre-start planning and programming
To aspire to the highest standards of timely Sub-contract procurement and commercial management
Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts, communicating effectively to minimise risk and disputes.
Change management control securing the best possible outcome for the business.
Profit and delivery maximisation and efficiency
Assisting and liaising with the buyers on materials procurement and buying opportunities
To manage the day to day cost control, monitoring and reporting
Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout
Assist the Operations Manager with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate order and information to carry out their work
Liaise with the Commercial Manager/Operations 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 in accordance with their sub-contract terms.
Completing a monthly cost/valuation report and cash flow for the designation projects
Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases
Attend project and company related meetings
Ensure the company is neither compromised nor disadvantaged by any 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 and commercial risk

If this position sounds of interest to you, please email a copy of your up to date CV to <email address removed> or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on <phone number removed>

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