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Job Ref:  204119320
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  London/ Southwest
Salary:  £40000 - £60000/annum
02/10/2016 02:08
A Senior Quantity Surveyor is required to join a leading Mechanical and Electrical property maintenance company. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to facilitate their skills and grow with an ever rising company.

TITLE: Senior Quantity Surveyor

BASIC FUNCTIONS: To manage the quantity surveying function for contracts and to ensure the maximum contribution for the company.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Commercial Manager

AUTHORITY: No direct reports but will work in to the Project Manager
Maybe required as mentor for "Graduate Quantity Surveyors" development and rotation pattern

LOCATION: London and parts of Southwest.


• Understand contract obligations and any other undertakings to the client and the structure and form of interim and final claims. Ensure that claims are then formulated in line with these constraints.
• Ensure close co-operation with Planning Engineer as regards assessment of progress, accounting for day works undertaken and identification and evaluations of variations and additions to the original contract work.
• Ensure that claims issued are comprehensive in that all work undertaken has been included under the appropriate categorisation, i.e. day works, unit rate work, contract work. Identify escalations, material or labour, as appropriate.
• Provide necessary back up in any follow up to claims and assist in negotiations on the finalisation of these accounts. Ensure certificates of payment are issued promptly.
• Report in detail as required for the Project Manager, on the commercial status of the project.
• Maintain accurate records of claims prepared, certificates issued and of retentions involved. Ensure follow up on claiming retentions as due.
• Negotiate, as necessary, with clients or their representatives.
• Set an example of enthusiasm, loyalty and hard work in the performance of all duties.


• Detailed knowledge of commercial management within construction
• Detailed knowledge of Quantity Surveying role
• Knowledge of contract conditions and their applications
• Overall understanding of the business, client and Sub Contractor relations, and M&E installations

• Analysis and interpretation of commercial information
• Ability to forecast and plan commercial information
• Builds and maintains excellent working relationships
• Able to influence and gain the commitment of other people
• Ability to prioritise and allocate resources accordingly
• Computer literacy
• Lead and motivate the team
• Manage performance: monitor, give feedback, confront issues
• Coaching skills
• Effective communication skills
• Administrative, record keeping and reporting skills
• Skilled at balancing the big picture with the need to get into detail, skilled at asking the right questions to know where to focus

• Minimum HNC Building Services Surveying, desirable would be a BSc QS.

Behaviour & Attitude:
• A positive " can do" approach determined to succeed
• Generates a sense of energy and urgency
• Builds and maintains excellent working relationships
• Acceptance of responsibility and accountability
• Remains calm under pressure
• An exemplar for the company values
• Sound , balanced judgement
• Demanding of self and others
• Recognises own strengths and weaknesses and is committed

Competitive remunerations and added benefits.

If you are an experienced Quantity Surveyor with a proactive and efficient approach looking for a rewarding role in an exciting and industry leading company, please apply
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