Sector: Construction | Job Type: Permanent | Salary: Excellent salary or long term freelance contract
Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator - High-end Residential
My client is a long established building contractor specializing in high end residential work in London and Surrey. They are a medium-sized building company specialising in high end residential refurbishment and new-builds. Typical contract size £0.5m - £10.0m.
The job-holder will report to the Operations Director and will be involved in procurement, sub-contracts, contract accounting and valuations. They will work alongside the contracts manager very closely to procure the various items on the project and to bring within budget. The vacancy would suit a fully qualified surveyor, but the candidate must have a minimum of 6 years experience within a similar role and be in a position to provide references.
They must have the experience of working on more than one project at any given time at the values suggested above. Apart from professional skills and experience, applicants must be fully conversant with MS Office applications (mainly Outlook, Word & Excel). Working knowledge of programming and/or project management software. Current driving licence and own transport or company car (mileage paid for business travel).
·In time to meet the contract programme and in conjunction with the Critical Path Schedule prepare and despatch tender packages to sub-contractors
·Maintain all necessary records
·Collate sub-contractor tenders, analyze and after which, in consultation with the Contracts Manager, award sub-contracts
·Check and approve sub-contractors’ claims for payments
·Liaise with sub-contractors to resolve queries
·Assess and cost variations to contract on a regular basis and update the Variations Account with monthly valuations
·Formulate contractual claims for submission
·Submit and agree final accounts
·Prepare monthly valuations and submit for payment under the terms of the contract.
·Prepare and submit monthly cost/value reconciliations
·Manage the procurement and buying gains reporting ensuring regular updating as the project progresses and concludes at final account.
Must be able to manage multiple projects - currently a £6m full refurbishment of a private home in Fulham, and a £20m new build of luxury apartments in SW London .