Senior Quantity Surveyor (Main Contractor)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RAQS210524
  • Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor (Main Contractor)
  • Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 DOE + package
  • Location: Newry, Northern Ireland

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Are you looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor role? Interested in working for a leading Building & Civil Engineering Main Contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work for a dynamic Main Contractor that work on a range of Building & Civil Engineering projects.

c£60,000 to £70,000 DOE + package

What's in it for you?

  • Support for chartered pathways available
  • 31 days Annual Leave
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Wellbeing Events
  • Company Occupational Health
  • Social Events
  • Team Development Days
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Support for Chartership Pathways
  • State-of-the-art office facilities
  • On-Site Car Parking
  • Professional Membership Support
  • Branded clothing

Our client is a leading, dynamic, reputable Main Contractor that work on a diverse range of projects across the Construction and Civil Engineering sectors.

The business work on large new build projects across various sectors including Housing, Education, Healthcare, Commercial Office, Pharmaceutical & Civil Engineering projects.

They have a lot of work on currently with many more projects in the pipeline and they are looking to strengthen their commercial team by bringing in an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor strong in all commercial areas, able to manage projects from inception through to completion.

This is a great opportunity to be a key player within a strong commercial team and work on some outstanding projects.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all reporting is accurate and completed to agreed timescales
  • Ensure the project and programme contract, cost, quality and time targets are met
  • Ensure prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms
  • Build a close relationship with Project Manager to ensure the goals for the project are met
  • Maintain and coordinate all commercial reports required for the successful commercial management of the contract
  • Ensure compliance with the business delays and contract process maps
  • Preparation of the forecasting and reporting of costs against value to ensure that it is in line with the contract profitability forecast
  • Ensure all subcontract issues are resolved, deferring to the Commercial Manager where appropriate
  • Ensure the accuracy of the commercial data generated within relevant software
  • Ensure compliance with all contractual requirements, providing support and training on both the contract and the schedule of rates to maximise value recovery
  • Management of subcontract accounts including interrogation, procurement, payments, variations and final accounts
  • Preparation of all subcontracts to meet the company standards
  • Ensure all subcontractor commercial issues are resolved and payments are timely and correct
  • Identifying, raising and pricing of variation in line with the change control process including identification, measurement claims and rogue rates
  • Obtain maximum recovery through accurate measurement of the works completed
  • Liaise with the Commercial Manager to ensure accuracy of costs, and best practise in material buying
  • Liaise and assist with the performance analyst in the preparation of run rate data, including the preparation of weekly gang profit / loss, plant spend, KPI and prefect delivery requirements
  • As part of the overall management team take responsibility regarding health, safety, quality and the environment providing commercial support
  • Coach and mentor Quantity Surveyors and Junior Quantity Surveyors within the Commercial department, sharing knowledge and best practice
  • Act as mentor to any apprentices that may be attached to the Commercial department, sharing knowledge and best practice, acting as a point of contact for any queries, and providing feedback on the apprentice as required
  • In conjunction with the Contracts Manager / Site Manager provide sub-contractors with sufficient health, safety and environmental information relating to the specific contract at Pre-order meetings and request statutory documentation
  • Take an active role in ensuring health, safety and the environment are effectively managed on site including monitoring activities as detailed in the Project Strategy Plan
  • In conjunction with the Project Director/Contracts Manager ensure adequate cost / provisions are made available to enable health, safety and environmental issues to be effectively managed on site

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree qualified or other relevant qualifications
  • Extensive experience working for a Main Contractor
  • Experience in residential, commercial and civil engineering works (piling, drainage, RC works, groundworks)
  • Experience/knowledge of optimal build sequences / construction methods / resource levels for civils works, reinforced concrete works, high rise construction and residential housing
  • Proven track record working on projects ranging up to circa £50m
  • Strong commercial skills and awareness
  • Sound contractual knowledge in various forms of contract
  • Excellent numerical, IT and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Proven experience of managing Quantity Surveyors and Assistants
  • People management experience, such as managing performance and development procedures with the ability to motivate colleagues to achieve high standards of compliance
  • Good operational planning and time management skills; able to manage projects simultaneously without compromising on standards and quality
  • Ability to ensure standards and specifications are met
  • Ability to work with colleagues to deliver project and operational performance
  • Able to commute to Newry on a daily basis

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