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Quantity Surveyor

  • £60,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • Kent

Quantity Surveyor Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

My client are looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their London Team and be a part of their Procurement division. You will be based at their Head Office in Dartford and will be working on multiple projects up to £ 3,000,000 in Kent and South London. They will be working closely with our contract Managers and Project Managers across a number of sectors.

The quantity surveyor is expected to oversee and manage all phases of pre and post contract process of construction projects. Ensuring that construction activities and contractors follow the right specifications, and that work is done safely, on time and within budget.

As a Quantity Surveyor your key responsibilities will include:

  • Effective working on all Commercial Management elements of the projects ensuring sufficient return on works completed.
  • Contributing to teamwork working with clients, project managers and subcontractors building on trust, honesty and building in support mechanisms to support colleagues in their tasks.
  • Management of all pre and post contract quantity surveying duties:
    • Producing schedules of works and specification pages,
    • Estimating and pricing of works,
    • All sub-contract procurement and placing of orders,
    • All material procurement and raising of purchase orders,
    • Management of sub-contract and client application procedures and valuing of work,
    • All final accounts and invoicing.
  • Actively assisting in the delivery of contracts,
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts and cost analysis in respect of specific projects.
  • Working closely and co-operating with client’s representatives and assisting in encouraging the development and improvement of service delivery, quality initiatives, business development and standard contract documentation.
  • Maximising the efficiency of the service through the effective management and utilisation of all resources and in conjunction with the Project Managers, proactively identify problems and where appropriate take action to improve service delivery.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

  • Committed to their own personal development and the development of the company.
  • Be willing to bring new ideas and methods to the company
  • Contributing to teamwork working with clients, project managers and subcontractors building on trust, honesty and building in support mechanisms to support colleagues in their tasks.
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of projects.
  • Use of Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook and Project.
  • The ability to read and accurately interpret programmes, drawings and technical specifications.
  • Understanding and appropriately sharing build programmes.
  • Managing the supply chain, direct employees and consultants.
  • Proactively liaising with customers and the supply chain.
  • BSc in quantity surveying or working towards on a day release
  • Experience with Housing Maintenance contracts relating to Decent Homes and Social Housing – Fire Risk/Safety/FRA works exposure would be desirable.
  • Valid driving licence.

What my client can offer

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.

My client provides an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

My client is an equal opportunities employer