Quantity Surveyor

Randstad CPE
09 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Quantity Surveyor to work for an exciting civil engineering company in Derby. My client is looking for a Quantity Surveyor on a Freelance basis on a Major Highways scheme Brief: Being responsible for various Heavy Civil projects as directed from pre start to final account stage. Assisting the rest of the commercial team as instructed with various QS duties. Accountabilities: Strategy Work with supply chain and partner relationships which add value and are complementary with the in house offer. Assist with estimates for external business Core Action Ensure that they are kept up to date on all new legislation and best practice thinking and researching these where necessary Initiate invoicing of clients for works completed - on time and in accordance with company requirements Resolve commercial disputes at the appropriate level Assist in producing financial and management reports Providing information for bid/proposal submissions, such as outputs, spend profiles etc Participate in dialogue and presentation activity with prospective clients in order to increase propensity to work with the organisation Measuring, valuing and paying subcontractors. Liaising with Operations Teams to advise on the correct subcontract and supplier for the schemes Functional Responsibilities: Keep abreast of industry and competitive developments Act as an individual performer or part of a team as part of internal, or external customer engagements. Support the Business Development process o Work with Business Development teams when required and assist in the production and development of bid documents o Work with financial and commercial teams as required to ensure solutions are properly priced, costed and commercially managed. Assist with month end reporting requirements including WIP on their areas of the contract Work with the SQS to manage the subcontractors - payment and noticing (withholding) and assisting in accrual calculations. On smaller contracts managing the accrual process. Reviewing the risk register for the contract and assisting in its compilation. Input into the review of the risk and opportunities reconciliation (versus tender allowances) How you work and our expectations: Knowledge - Able to manage commercial and contractual arrangements associated with their contracts; identifies areas and calls on assistance where necessary; knowledge of the differences between their contract and the standard contract Taking part responsibility for cash flow on their contract. Membership of recognised professional body or in process of applying for same Able to negotiate with client at appropriate level to agree variations and project costs / value Suitable knowledge of the heavy civil projects - contracts and subcontracts. Understand the process for financial applications to the client; input to same Knowledge of the risks identified for their contract and ability to advise where these may be compromised. Understanding of the Method of Measurement for Groundworks (or alternative for their particular contract) Effective written and oral communication skills; Engage - Treat others constructively, know themselves well, learn from experience, and are cool and resilient under pressure Applied thinking - Think problems through from a fresh point of view and are comfortable with complexity, ambiguity and explain their thinking to others Change - Curious, has a passion for ideas, like to experiment and engage in skill building Having a positive attitude towards Continuing Professional Development and innovation Drive - Get results from tough conditions, inspire others to perform beyond normal, and exhibit the sort of presence that builds confidence in others Values Integrity, teamwork, excellence and respect in others For more information please call Lee Jones on 0121 2127790 Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/74958073