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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Civils

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    Professional & Technical Jobs

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  • Salary:

    €85K - €90K DOE plus package

  • Contact:

    3D Personnel

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    +353 (0)861841361 /

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  • Published:

    4 days ago

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Senior Quantity Surveyor Civils  - 4 years work on this project (Hybrid working available)

ROLE:  3D Personnel are currently seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join to a team on a long term contract in North Dublin. Our client is a specialist Main Contractor and have successfully delivered complex civil projects for over 50 years. The successful candidate will ideally have 5yrs + of civil project experience with 10yrs in total and can demonstrate leading out on technically challenging project(s). The candidate will take full commercial responsibility and ownership for the project(s), working closely with the Director/Contracts Manager/Project Manager and the construction team to ensure a successful project is delivered, while maintaining relationships and maximising commercial returns and managing risk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Integrate the commercial strategy, amending with MQS to suit project as it develops. 
  • Liaise with & commercially influence/challenge the other members of the team and the construction process. 
  • Take ownership for, administer & represent the company in commercial & contractual issues, including but not limited to: 
  • Preparing tenders, analysing, selecting appropriate s/c & finalising s/c orders, financial & commercially manage to Final Account completion. 
  • Prepare & present forecasts, targets & CV reconciliations. 
  • Prepare & agree valuations, including generating certificates & invoice/payments. 
  • Variations prepare with adequate/appropriate records, agree as works progress. 
  • Update projected Final Accounts on regular basis and prepare, submit & agree Final Account in a timely manner. 
  • Involvement in value engineering & design development 
  • Maintain & protect JSS commercial & contractual entitlement
  • Prelim controls/monitoring - establish & maintain 
  • Site records/admin & document control 
  • Insurance & warranties 
  • Risk/opportunity 
  • Review & update project risk/opportunity plan, monitoring for changes & consider within any forecast reports 
  • Manage risk arising 
  • Manage opportunity 
  • CVR - Maintain an independent view in commercial reporting following the Valuation Policy
  • Manage & oversee the junior commercial staff.  
  • Involvement with & take responsibility for: 
    • Tender - Support & work with the pre-construction department in tenders & 2-stage tenders 
    • Cash management - ensure timely payment & adequate cash management positions are maintained 
    • Involvement with & take responsibility for: 
  • NEC contracts 
  • D&B contracts 
  • Contracts over €/£ 10m 
  • Claims & disputes 
  • Interpretation of contract low 
  • Take responsibility for control of traditional contracts & contracts over €/£15m. 
  • Supervise QS and AQS & sign-off SMM/measurement issues. 
  • Take ownership for specific deliverables as advised by the Commercial Manager 
  • Manages the recording and submission of claims in respect of delay and loss / expense. Able to formulate detailed arguments in respect of such issues and make representation to the relevant parties
  • Tender - Support & work with the pre-construction department in tenders & 2-stage tenders
  • Cash management - ensure timely payment & adequate cash management positions are maintained 

Experience & Skills

  • Ability to communicate articulately, both verbally & in writing 
  • Manage both people & situations sensitively & to commercial advantage. 
  • Commercially inventive & astute 
  • Demonstrate ownership and commercial awareness 
  • Effective time management, organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills 
  • Have experience mentoring and managing others 
  • Is able to balance the need to be assertive and pragmatic, when dealing with a broad range of stakeholders  
  • Able to manage a complex large scale project and/or multiple projects and is responsible for project Delivery Teams 
  • Based on previous experience is able to discuss more complex construction technologies, with an understanding of the commercial implications. Able to conduct negotiations in relation to a range of issues on a project and secure acceptable commercial results 
  • Able to draft contractual and commercially sensitive correspondence and reports and doing so on a regular basis 
  • Will have led the commercial delivery of a large project or a section of a major project with a team of Quality Surveyors 
  • Effectively tailors communications to local audiences and can articulate complex ideas and facts into a simple structure in most situations 
  • Can provide detailed advice on contract conditions, undertake tender scrutiny/vetts, identify issues that require legal advice, and manage the resolution of contractual issues. Has a detailed working knowledge of bonds, guarantees, warranties, insurances, letters of intent and other common contractual mechanisms  
  • Lead the procurement, negotiation and letting of complex sub-contracts. Can supervise the preparation of documents for complex main contracts.

Required & Desired Qualifications/Training 

  • Degree in Quntitiy Surveying or Constrcution Economics 
  • Commercial appreciation  
  • Behavioural Based Safety (BBS) 
  • Adjudication / dispute resolution  
  • Leadership & delegation skills  
  • Introduction to management  
  • Legal appreciation / overview  
  • CPD - Legislation & Industry Trends  
  • CVR appreciation  
  • Presentation & communication skills