Assistant / Quantity Surveyor (Social Housing)

Job Description

Are you looking for a Quantity Surveyor role? Interested in working for a leading Social Housing and Property Services Contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting Quantity Surveyors to work for a well respected Contractor, based in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.

£30,000 - £40,000 DOE + van / fuel / package

Package Includes:

  • Employee Perks & Discounts
  • Life Assurance
  • Industry leading health & wellbeing programme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Long service awards
  • Great opportunities for learning & development

Our client is a well-respected Property Services Contractor that have been operating for approximately 50 years. They specialise in property alterations and modifications, damage restoration and maintenance projects. They work with Social and Private Housing clients, Property Management Companies, Care Homes, Schools, Councils and Commercial Buildings.

Overview of Role:
Reporting to the Head of Contracts, this role is responsible for the commercial delivery and contractual management of Social Housing Maintenance Contracts, including remeasurement and valuation of works ensuring that commercial and contractual targets are achieved. The role will be required to commercially manage a profile of work and to ensure the maximum contribution for the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operational and commercial management of projects
  • Setting budgets and agreeing specification for works pre-start and closely monitoring throughout to ensure project targets are achieved
  • Provide contractual and cost advise to operational management and staff
  • Procurement and cost management of Subcontractor packages
  • Preparation, costing and submission of Early Warning and Compensation Event Notifications in line with NEC contract requirements
  • Ensure detailed records of works are recorded and maintained, that are accurate and auditable and available for submission as required in a timely manner
  • Surveys and costing of proposed works and remeasurement of completed works
  • Quality audit of works from site records to ensure works have been completed to client instructions and contract specifications
  • Preparation and submission of job costs in line with the contract Schedule of Rates
  • Monitoring and management of internal KPIs ensuring all targets are achieved and maintained
  • Preparation and presentation of Work in Progress and Cost Value Reconciliation reports.
  • Work in accordance with strict client KPI's particularly Time, Cost and Quality
  • Build strong client and supply chain relationships by working in a collaborative manner with good communication channels, ensuring resolutions, repeat business and service
  • Estimating and preparation of tenders
  • Comply with all health and safety rules and protocols to ensure the safety of yourself and others
  • Undertake training and attend meetings as required and for the proper performance of your duties
  • Provide support and mentoring of junior staff
  • As and when required provide support across Company departments

The Ideal Person:

Essential Criteria

  • BSC (Hons), HND, BTEC or similar in Construction related field
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience of M3, PSA or similar Schedule of Rates
  • Experience of MTC contracts or detailed measurement
  • Commercially and operationally aware on delivery of works

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of NEC suite of contracts
  • Experience of social housing contracts
  • Knowledge and understanding of sub-contractor management

Skills / Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage client relationships
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and result driven with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organisation skills with good problem-solving ability
  • IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion