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Sector: Construction | Job Type: Permanent | Salary: Excellent Salary & benefits package

Senior QS - Main Contractor - Kent

My client is an established main contractor, based out of Kent and carrying out projects throughout the South East, planning to expand operations to in excess of £60m over the next few years. Due to this continued growth we are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team.

Reporting to the Surveying Director, your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend internal handover meeting on successful tenders
  • Checking tender documentation, raising any irregularities or discrepancies
  • Delegating the copying of drawings to Site Managers and Subcontractors by way of issue sheets or variation orders
  • Dealing with correspondence and instructions
  • Produce accurate valuations using Excel, including budgetary valuations and any projected costs
  • Diarise payments due and work in conjunction with the Accounts Department to ensure invoices are raised and all outstanding payments are settled
  • Deal with all costs associated with the project/s
  • Ensure monthly reconciliations and forecasts are done for each project
  • Produce monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Ensure payment advice forms are given to the Accounts Department for Sub-Contractor payments once the valuations have been agreed
  • Agreement of main contract and sub-contract Final Accounts
  • Site visits and building and maintaining relationships with Site Managers
  • Train and develop Assistant Surveyors and Technical Trainees
  • Provide contractual correspondence to Sub-contractors, Consultants, etc.
  • Preparation of claims documentation when necessary
  • Cost plan preparation for use in 2-stage tenders / D&B, etc.


Experience/ Qualification Requirements:

Higher National Certificate, a relevant degree or equivalent

Possibly membership of IOB / RICS

Previous surveying experience of at least 5 years

Knowledge of building, material components, building regulations and H&S

Management skills – programming, planning, compiling reports

Good Microsoft office skills for record keeping/data entry and report writing

Knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities

Good negotiation, influencing and communication skills

Articulate and personable; able to get on with diverse personalities

Strong analytical and reasoning abilities

Good organisational skills and attention to detail

Highly numerate with an ability to accurately manipulate numerical information

Confident and resourceful

Evidence of maintaining a professional, consistent and fair approach

Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team

Driving license holder with own car

Personal commitment to equality and diversity

Offering a rewarding career with a recognised contractor; career progression, excellent salary and full benefits package

Senior QS - Main Contractor - Kent

0207 609 7769


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