Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor

Service and job specific context statement: Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor

Business Unit: Align Property Partners

Post title: Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor

Responsible to: Quantity Surveying Business Unit Lead

Staff managed: None

Date of issue: 29th August 2018

Job Description

Service: To carry out the role of Quantity Surveyor/Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Purpose

Provides a variety of services including those relating to design, production of information, project management, building surveys and contract administration.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of the QS team within the multi-discipline organisation.
  • Utilise best practice tools and processes to support project delivery in Quantity Surveying.
  • Manage projects through the entire project lifecycle.
  • Prepare estimates, cost plans and tender documentation using various forms of measurement and contracts.
  • Be proficient in measurement for Schedule of Works and Bills of Quantities production.
  • Prepare and agree interim valuations with contractors and issue recommendations for payment.
  • Pricing variations throughout the duration of the contract and provide cost advice.
  • Attend site meetings, and provide input and support to the project.
  • Price and prepare monthly financial cost reports and cashflow forecasts throughout the period of a contract.
  • Agree re-measurement of quantities with contractors, and prepare and agree final accounts and claims. Prepare final accounts for clients that are suitable for audit.
  • Preparation and analysis of statistical cost information to monitor trends in the Building Industry and assisting with cost planning future projects.
  • Administer and provide advice on contracts, typically the JCT and NEC forms of contract.
  • Value Engineering services.
  • Chair, document and issue formal meeting notes for multi-discipline, Client and contractor meetings as and when required.
  • Be committed to maintaining an annual programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Taking ownership of duties and responsibilities within the team.
  • Complete work to defined business processes, standards and time frames.
  • To be competent in the following areas as relevant to the discipline –
  • Professional ethics
  • Construction technology and environmental services 
  • Contract administration
  • Quantification of Construction Works
  • Financial Management of Projects
  • Design Economics
  • Legal/regulatory compliance
  • Contracts, Procurement and Tendering
  • Analysis of client requirements
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures Conservation and restoration
  • Undertaking any other duties and responsibilities that may arise.
  • Willingness to work flexibly (may be essential for this post).
  • Support local and national sales and bids as appropriate.
  • Maintain a car, relevant insurance and a full driving licence.

Essential on Appointment

  • (BSc) Degree in Quantity Surveying – accredited with the RICS
  • Can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of professional ethics. Are able to describe examples where they have applied this knowledge during their work while advising Clients.
  • Has post degree experience working as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Has a working knowledge of, and can describe competence elements with reasonable accuracy and completeness.
  • Has practical experience of applying their knowledge and competence elements in a number of projects.
  • Works under minimal supervision and completes tasks using own judgement, work is reviewed for adequacy on completion.
  • Appreciates complex situations and obtains assistance from others to complete tasks when required.
  • Has the experience of breaking down actions to achieve an overall goal.
  • Experience of working closely with other disciplines to produce coordinated deliverables.

Technical Skills and Ability

  • Working knowledge of applicable industry standard forms of contract, typically JCT and NEC.
  • Pre and post contract knowledge.
  • Experience of;
  • Cost forecasting and reporting,
  • Cost control,
  • Cost risk management,
  • Advising on procurement options,
  • Procurement documentation preparation,
  • Contract documentation preparation,
  • Contract administration,
  • Contract documentation.
  • Good general commercial awareness.
  • Use of Electronic Tendering packages.
  • Use of computerised measurement packages.

Desirable on Appointment

  • RICS Accredited or Working towards RICS Chartership.
  • Project Management qualification/ experience.
  • Working in a multi-discipline environment.
  • Experience with producing documents for tender.
  • Experience of working on design and build projects.
  • Experience of different methods of construction.
  • Experience in housing & education.

Other Requirements

  • Adhere to defined business and discipline processes, standards and deadlines.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and represent the company during Client meetings
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability.
  • A keen eye for detail and a careful and accurate approach.
  • Are self-motivated and pro-active and demonstrate ability to see projects through from feasibility to completion.
  • Ability to be resourceful whilst working both independently and as part of a high-performing team.
  • Competence to take initiative, ownership and responsibility.
  • Being able to manage and prioritise own workload to suit project demands.

For more information please contact our Business Support Officer on: 01609 797394