Senior Quantity Surveyor


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April 14, 2022
Job Type
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Sam Kalanovic
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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Permanent/contract - £50-65k or £380pd DOE - Local Authority Civil Engineering
Overall Objective

The commercial management of contracts specific to civil engineering schemes.

Key Accountabilities

Preparation of Interim Valuations and Final Accounts.
Procurement of sub-contractors in line with target programme and company policy requirements for competency of sub-contractors, recommendations, orders, warranties. including pre-order meetings.
Contract administration of sub-contracts (including progress meetings, delay evaluation, variations, day works, clean up notices, damages, material waste, defects, relevant notices.
Timely and accurate assessment and payment of sub-contractors applications and issuance of payment notifications to sub-contractor, including contra charges.
Final Account agreement of sub-contract accounts.
Measurement of quantities both on site and from drawings, where required.
Timely and accurate evaluation of variations, provisional sum expenditure and monitoring of the same.
Weekly direct labour and plant subcontractor payments if required.
Material cost control.
Accurate production of internal valuations, sub-contract liabilities and cost value reconciliations in line with the Commercial reporting timetable.
Working closely with the Site Manager and rest of delivery team to monitor progress and its effect on margin and producing joint monthly preliminaries budgets.
Ensuring good quality and accurate records are kept and maintained.
Delay identification, notification, in tandem with Quantity Surveying line manager.
It is not possible for this document to totally encompass or define all tasks that may be required of the post holder. The outlined duties may therefore vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility.

General Responsibilities

The Group is committed to achieving a high standard of Health and Safety in all its activities and the post holder will be expected to contribute to maintaining standards to ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation.

To take a full role in the implementation of personal development through appraisals and to participate in any identified training or development opportunities.

To recognise the importance of fairness and equality in the workplace, to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Key Measurements

Achieving deadlines
Improving profit margin

Experience & Qualifications

Minimum of a relevant HND or equivalent.
Experience of working on projects within the relevant sector or as specific to project.

Personal Skills

Excellent telephone skills
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately
Able to produce accurate work within required deadlines
Has a “can do/ will do” attitude
Punctual and reliable
To work safely and efficiently
Keep people informed of progress on key tasks
Displays good time management skills
Polite and approachable at all times
Is open to new ideas and listens to other people’s point of view
Takes responsibility for managing own performance and personal development
Conducts themselves in a courteous and professional manner

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