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Senior Quantity Surveyor

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    Professional & Technical Jobs

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    Market related

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    3D Personnel

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  • Job ref:

    Senior QS

  • Published:

    7 months ago

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3D Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor in Reading to join one of the UK Market Leading House Builders. 

Purpose of the Role:
You will be managing residential packages and will be required 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.

Key Responsibilities:
To manage a commercial team to deliver the commercial objectives of the business on designated project(s).
To develop strong customer relationships with key clients and Consultants.
To take overall responsibility and accountability for the commercial elements on a project(s).
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 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 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.
To communicate with all staff, clients, consultants and residents in a professional manner
Assist in ensuring company with Health & Safety
Any other reasonable management request
Ensure timely cash flow management for the Client and the group collecting all contract cash on time.
Assisting the development and training of trainee and assistant surveyors
Maintaining and developing professional relationships with the Client and Consultants to help future business development

What we are looking for:
Commercial Awareness
At least 5 years’ experience in brownfield development or construction related industries
Experience of package accounts from procurement to final account
Professional approach required to meet programme delivery
Cost control skills and experience of change management
Good computer skills
Degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management
Ability to fully operate Microsoft Word / Excel and Powerpoint
Excellent level of numeracy
Excellent influencing skills
Highly organized and able to work under pressure
Professional attitude and approach to work
Proven track record of commercial responsibility on Main Contracting 
A proven track record in Main Contracting


Salary& Package:
Can offer a salary of £65k + Package dependent on experience.

If you are interested in this position please call 02380406322 and ask for Anna. 

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