Quantity Surveyor @ Senior Quantity Surveyor

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Senior Quantity Surveyor


Commercial Manager

ABOUT US: With experience across every sector, the company is a leading

force in the offsite modular building industry and has the expertise and

production capability to deliver high quality, cost effective, buildings that

meet the current and future needs of their users.

the company operates across multiple sectors, delivering a comprehensive

range of innovative off-site solutions, operating in the MOD, Commercial,

Retail, Hotel, Student Accommodation and Education sectors.

Across all of these sectors, our manufacturing and construction sites

continually strive to find a better way of delivering high quality off-site

solutions that achieve our clients goals more efficiently, more affordably,

and more effectively.

The company have secured a place on Lot 1 of the Governments MMC1

Education Framework to deliver new build education schemes > 6,000m2

on a design and build basis. We have already secured two new Secondary

School projects (totalling £40m) with a healthy pipeline of further education

projects to follow (totalling £70m+).

The company act as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor on

these schemes, responsible for developing the design to draft Contractors

Proposals ("CPs") / Gateway 2 sign-off and the submission of a planning

application, and then further developing the design to final CPs and the

execution of a [JCT D&B] building contract upon receiving planning

consent. All work up to the execution of a building contract is undertaken

under a Pre-Construction Services Agreement ("PCSA").




The company is recruiting a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be based at our

factory and head office in Newark, but the successful candidate will need to

visit site as and when required.

The successful candidate will be required to work alongside the project

Design Manager, operational lead and consultant design team to develop

and agree affordable Contractors Proposals and robust contract sums for

two new-build Secondary Schools. The candidate will then be required to

manage the manufacture and delivery phase of at least one of these two


The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be reporting to the Commercial Manager

and will carry out the duties and responsibilities as described further below.



„h The candidate will be qualified to Degree/HND or HNC in Quantity

Surveying or a similar commercial degree in construction. RICS

membership preferred but not mandatory.

„h A full valid driving licence.

„h Will need to be CSCS qualified.

„h The candidate will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of

experience in the construction industry as a Senior Quantity Surveyor,

or in a similar Senior Quantity Surveyor / Managing / Commercial

Manager role for a large main contractor.

„h The candidate should also have experience of managing preconstruction

activity and working alongside the project operational lead

and project Design Manager to ensure that a cost effective, robust,

and compliant set of Contractors Proposals is put together. The

candidate should also have the experience of being able to cost plan

and offer cost advice as the design develops, and put together a wellstructured,

compliant and robust contract sum.

„h The candidate should be process driven but flexible in their approach.



The candidate will need to following attributes and qualifications as a


„h Effectively communicate with the Commercial Manager on a daily

basis advising of any issues that may affect the cost, value or margin

of the projects.

„h Be able to communicate Contract/Sub-Contract advice to site based


„h Placement of subcontract orders to step down contractual terms and

manage risk, including placement of ITTs and ensuring notices and

payment are made on time.

„h Keeping accurate relevant records.

„h Ensure subcontract accounts are managed within budgets and

subcontracts/final accounts are signed and agreed in a timely manner.

„h Collate commercial information for drafting Cost Value Reconciliations

on a monthly basis to deadlines.

„h Dealing with Subcontract disputes and ensuring payment notices are

in place and in line with current legislation.

„h Timely and properly recorded Applications to Clients.

„h Producing Project Variations including tracking documents and

assessment of value taken to monthly Cost Value Reconciliation


„h Final Accounts assessment of and timely submission of final

accounts giving regular updates to the client to ensure expectations

are aligned.

„h Advise on and mitigate the effects of disputes – Recognise potential

contractual issues on site and make good records including

photographs and written statements to protect the companies interests.



„h A good knowledge of construction methods and materials.

„h Budget handling skills.

„h Excellent IT and maths skills.

„h A methodical approach to work.

„h Good organisational skills.

„h A good understanding of building contracts terms and conditions, and

their legal and operational mechanisms.

„h Excellent communication and negotiating skills.

„h The ability to work as part of a team.

„h Excellent understanding a good experience of turnkey construction


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