Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: Hull SIAC

Key objectives

- Ensure that all reporting is accurate and completed to agreed timescales

- Assure the project and programme contract, cost, quality and time targets are met

- Guarantee prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms

- Supervise, mentor and encourage all subordinate staff in their personal professional development including PPA, welfare, safety competency and disciplinary matters


Principal responsibilities and accountabilities

- Build a close relationship with the delivery manager to ensure the goals for the distribution area are fully met, assisting the operations team with their customer relationship

- Maintain and coordinate all commercial reports required for the successful commercial management of the contract

- Ensure compliance with the business processes and contract process maps

- Preparation of the forecasting and reporting of costs against value to ensure that it is in line with the contract profitability forecast

- Ensure all subcontract issues are resolved, deferring to the commercial manager where appropriate

- Coordination of track sheet accuracy and inputting through to invoicing. Ensure payment is made within both WIP and cash targets

- Ensure the accuracy of the commercial data generated within the project management software

- Assure compliance with all contractual requirements, provide support and training on both the contract and the schedule of rates to maximise value recovery

- Management of subcontract accounts including interrogation, procurement, payments, variations and final accounts

- Preparation of all subcontracts to meet the company standards

- Guarantee all subcontractor commercial issues are resolved and payments are timely and correct

- Identifying, raising and pricing of variation in line with the change control process including identification, measurement claims and rogue rates

- Obtain maximum recovery through accurate measurement of the works completed

- Provide key information across the contract team

- Liaise with the office manager to ensure accuracy of costs, and best practise in material buying

- Assist and liaise with the performance analyst in the preparation of run rate data, including the preparation of weekly gang profit / loss, plant spend, KPI and prefect delivery requirements

- As part of the overall management team take responsibility regarding health, safety and the environment providing commercial support

- Management, training and advise of direct report




- BSc in Quantity Surveying (or other equivalent commercially related discipline)

- CSCS compliance

- Working towards professional membership of an appropriate organisation (for example, RICS/CIOB)

Technical skills and experience

- Detailed knowledge of company management systems including;

- Commercial and financial (Commercial Manager)

- Procurement

- Risk management

- Personnel management

- Commercial and contractual knowledge, in various forms of contract

- A working knowledge of current legislation

- Good working knowledge of information technology and commercial software packages and related Microsoft Office or equivalent

- Excellent written and oral presentation skills with the ability to produce clear and concise reports and communications to internal teams and external stakeholders

- A thorough understanding of the financial and commercial issues facing engineering projects, preferably in the electricity or utility industry

- The ability to work under pressure, make decisions and meet tight deadlines

- A proactive and creative approach to problem solving

- Capable of working within high achieving teams

- Demonstrate ability to lead direct reports

- The highest standards in numerical and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data and produce it in a clear and logical format.

- Proven experience of managing quantity surveyors on a large contract including:

- Negotiation and settlement of disputes and accounts relating both to customers and suppliers

- People management experience, such as managing performance, development and disciplinary procedures

- Experience working with a variety of schedule of rates contracts


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