Senior Quantity Surveyor

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Job Title:                               Senior Quantity Surveyor (Horbury Property Services)

Reporting to:                        Richard Sutton

Normal Place of Work:       South Grove House, Rotherham

Normal Hours of Work:      35 Hours per week

Flexibility Required:            No

Purpose of the Role (Overview):

To lead and develop the commercial activities within Horbury Property Services, ensure the profitable completion of projects, protecting the exposure of the Company to financial risks, together with adherence to the commercial procedures of the business. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To lead the commercial activities in Horbury Property services, developing systems, processes and procedures to ensure successful financial performance of all contracts.
  • To ensure the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter
  • To liaise with contracts management in the day to day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events
  • To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Group’s Commercial Procedures where delegated authority so requires
  • To prepare accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approve such drafts as prepared by subordinates within the Region to the level of responsibility dictated by the Group’s Commercial Procedures
  • To ensure that a high personal standard of professionalism is evident to all external clients, peers and subordinates in the day to day management of the business activities
  • To directly supervise quantity surveyors and assistant quantity surveyors
  • To supervise, mentor and encourage all junior staff in their personal professional development
  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner so as to protect the Group’s position in its trading activities
  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that main contract payment applications contain all necessary admeasure/additional cost claims and that the timely submission of detailed claims and final accounts is achieved
  • To assist contracts management in the administration of sub-contractor performance to ensure the economic and timely completion of all sub-contractor liabilities written into the sub-contract. To ensure the prompt and regular submission of contract payment applications and subsequent cash

Qualifications Required:

  • QS Degree HND and or construction related qualification;
  • Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS

Skills Required:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word etc;
  • Exposure and working knowledge to resolving disputes;
  • Successful completion of final accounts;
  • Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation;
  • Good knowledge of standard forms of contract;
  • Proficient in reading drawings, specifications and knowledge of construction process;
  • Ability to draft sub contracts;
  • Knowledge of housing grants, CIS;
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments and valuation of them in conjunction with other project team members;
  • Experience of value engineering.
  • Experience of carrying out the role within the repairs/maintenance and FM sectors.
  • Extensive experience of working on live projects and final accounts;
  • Experience of procuring major works/ value sub contracts;
  • Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff;
  • Sound & comprehensive understanding of the repairs and maintenance industry and the parties to it;
  • Ability to negotiate with clients/sub-contractors;
  • Ability to produce accurate monthly cost and value reports and outturn financial forecasts.

Personal Attributes / Behaviours Required:

  •  Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Communicates with colleagues and clients in a warm and persuasive way both formally and informally. Alters style and manner to suit audience;
  • Ensures that all viewpoints are considered and gains agreement on mutually acceptable outcomes, whilst maintaining the interests of the business;
  • Assesses risk and consequences before making a judgment on available evidence and ensures that decision is implemented.
  • Delegates where appropriate.

References Required:                                                                                                                       

A minimum of 2 references will be required including 1 professional and 1 personal reference.



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