Location: Cirencester Salary: 65k plus package
Quantity Surveyor – Cirencester
As a Quantity Surveyor, for a CIOB Chartered Building Company, you would work closely with the relevant Contracts Manager, Commercial Manager and external contract administrator, architect, client and specialist subcontractors. The QS is responsible for managing all financial aspects of a project, securing the highest quality and standards, whilst ensuring that each project remains commercially viable.
Our quantity surveyors thrive on a hybrid working model, offering the autonomy to manage their time effectively, between sites, home and office. Group HQ is just off the M40; less than an hour from London, and within easy access of the home counties, the Cotswolds and the Midlands.
As well are a competitive salary package and performance-based bonus additional benefits include:
Informal dress code.
Company pension contributions.
Electric vehicle support scheme – with onsite charging points.
Cycle to work scheme.
Employee referral scheme.
Health and wellbeing initiatives.
Lively company social calendar.
The Quantity Surveyor's role:
Assisting the project team in the pricing, recording and accounting for variations across multiple projects.
Responsibility for accuracy of VAT assessments/calculations and long-term secured cashflow documents.
Managing the handover from estimator of financial information.
Agreeing package composition, setting and overseeing buying targets.
Directing the rebid process/pursue commercial package negotiations.
Producing initial CVR/buying report for each package and prepare relevant documentation.
Leading financial sections for post tender interviews and pre-order meetings.
Carrying out financial checks on subcontractors, agreeing detailed T&Cs and preliminaries set-up cost.
Preparing and maintaining cash flow forecasts, CVRs, progress report financials.
Report project cash position (to CM), ensuring up to date PQS/client cost report.
Monitor and control materials and sundries purchase, negotiating rates, terms and place orders for major materials packages.
Responsibility for payment schedule, monthly valuations with PQS, monthly valuations with subcontractors and invoice sign off.
Maintaining VO schedule, ensuring prompt agreement with all relevant parties and highlighting risk to project programme.
Responsibility for insurance and renewals, including timely warranty procurement.
What will you bring?
Preferably you will have a relevant degree level qualification and direct QS experience. A full driving licence is also required.
Strong practical, logical, and methodical approach thinking and problem solving.
Knowledge of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings, in particular heritage residential properties.
Proven experience of managing building costs.
Experience of working with contractors and negotiating contracts to requirements.
Experience of health and safety management.
Experience of managing and monitoring a budget and providing required reports.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to negotiate and influence.
Knowledge of the construction industry and trades.
Knowledge of budget planning and costings.
Competent IT skills (including Microsoft Office package).
Knowledge of building contracts (including JCT products) and tendering procedures.
Experience in creating Bill of Quantities and Schedules of Works.