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Groundworks Quantity Surveyor

Manchester, Lancashire
£45,000 to £65,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Senior Quantity Surveyor - Infrastructure Sector

We've got a great new Senior Quantity Surveyor position up for grabs and if you're the right person for the job there'll be no shortage of landmark projects for you to get stuck into, as part of our specialist Quantity Surveying Infrastructure Team (QSI).

My client recruit for attitude and train for skills. So, if you bring the right character, we'll provide what you need to reach your full potential - including things like creating the right working environment for you to grow, rewards for effort, and recognition for success. We aim to ensure our people and our business are future proof, so we invest in training to equip our whole team with the skills for today and tomorrow.

The ins and out of the role

A fantastic opportunity to work on a landmark Northwest-based project which Is at the forefront of the North west infratructure. With constant investment into the project, you will be working within a dynamic and innovative environment.

Collaborating alongside a highly skilled team you will be involved in a wide array of schemes to manage the maintenance and development of the port; resurfacing of the docks, building new quay walls, building container depots, new storage facilities and immigration offices etc.

Experience Required

Hold a degree in Quantity Surveying
A full member of the RICS
Proven experience within a Senior Quantity Surveyor role ideally from a heavy civil engineering background
Experience derived from the likes of marine/port/bridge/road/water or sewage sectors
Sound NEC3 contract experience
High attention to detail focussed on successful project delivery
Excellent communication skills
Keen desire to build and maintain client relationshipsDeliver a quality service to clients by carrying out the following tasks:


Attend client briefing meeting alongside Principal/Associate Director
Review current scope of works
Cost planning preparation including inputting, measuring, issuing, and presenting
Review contractor proposals in detail including costs and quantities
Clarify and issue tender addendums if required
Meet contractor and discuss their proposals
Review, query and agree contract sum
Prepare contract documents and ensure the contractors understand the importance of these
Ensure the contract documentation is signed and in place before commencement on site
Run and manage the projects from inception to completion, ensuring control of costs on the scheme on behalf of the client.Post-contract

Attend prestart meeting
Prepare and issue monthly valuations
Prepare and issue monthly cost reports
Administer and issue variation instructions, contract documents, tender documents and contract amendments.
Attend progress meetings and issue minutes
Deal with day-to-day actions and correspondence as required
Control and manage all financial, programme and contractual issues arising
Ensure all actions arising from the meetings are carried out
Prepare and present monthly cost reports to the client
Carry out valuations and prepare recommendation for payments
Agree and value any variations
Agreement of final account after completion of the works
Release making good defects certificate 12 months after practical completion
Oversee and run projects from conception to completion, managing and controlling the costs of the scheme on behalf of the client.Business Development

Build customer relationships to ensure high standards of technical service, secure repeat business and develop profitable workload.
Attend external functions to raise the profile of the business and to generate new contracts.
Continually seek opportunities to publicise the business externally or to publicise specific achievements or projects internally.
Identify opportunities with existing clients and contacts and follow up with PQS/Associate Director/Director to cross sell the business' other servicesGeneral Duties and responsibilities:

Achieve target deadlines set down by the client
Liaising with clients, contractors and sub-contractors
Obtaining cost information from contractors and sub-contractors
Contribute and share ideas that help to develop the quality of the business' services
Keep up to date with current developments and good practice within the industry
Administer Quality Assurance in accordance with Quality Assurance procedures
Assist the PQS's/AD's/Directors with the management/mentoring and guidance of sub-ordinates i.e. Trainees/Assistants/Graduates and Quantity Surveyors
Preparation of fee proposals and managing expenditure of time in line with fee proposal to ensure profitability.Management responsibilities:

Mentoring and guiding employees within your team
Managing and overseeing projects from inception to completion
Agreeing and managing fees and fee forecasts, ensuring profitability at all times
Continual aim to develop and learn management skills
Ensure QA audit checks are carried out in accordance with the procedures and these audits are documented and evidenced on the system
At all times ensure any potential risks to the business either client related or staff related are raised through the appropriate channels
In return for all your hard work we promise you a supportive environment, excellent remuneration including a competitive salary, a discretionary bonus scheme, plus loads more benefits.

Please get in touch today with our Consultant Alex Marsh on (phone number removed) for more details on opportunities available, or apply below with your CV.

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  • Job Reference: 662714364-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Building Careers UK
    Building Careers UK
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Salary: £45,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Generous Package
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent