Quantity Surveyor


Salary:

GBP25000 - 38000 / annum

Location:

Halifax

Date Posted:

9th February 2018

Employment Type:

Permanent

Job Reference:

65412

Staffing Area:

Administration


Description

Robert Half are recruiting for Quantity Surveyor to join a highly successful Architectural design company based in West Yorkshire.

The purpose of the role is to manage all costs relating to building projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Minimising the costs of projects and enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and negotiating sub contract documentation, ensuring it is in place and signed, appropriate to the scope of work, and minimises sub-contract risks
  • Attendance at handover meetings, developing project strategies which mitigate commercial risks
  • Physical measurement of works and agreement of same with client and subcontract installers
  • Ensuring applications for payment and budgets/prices for contract variations are submitted on time, to the appropriate level, reaching agreement in a timely manner
  • Monitoring and managing client certification/notices for payment ensuring these are fairly valued and payment is received on time
  • Ensure cash flow is maximised
  • Identifying, evaluating and responding to contractual and commercial issues to prevent disputes
  • Performing risk, value management and cost control, providing regular reports on costs, value, margins and risks
  • Line management and integration of new team members where appropriate, assisting in the personal development of all members of the commercial department
  • Provide commercial input including financial and contractual performance forecasts to the management team
  • Production of commercial reports together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members
  • Agreement of certification and payment of subcontractor accounts - monitoring of such accounts against forecasts
  • Implementation and compliance with the contract change control procedure and monitoring

Requirements:

  • Educated to Degree level, or equivalent
  • Must be an experienced Quantity Surveyor
  • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel
  • Prior industry experience with solid industry networks
  • Technical knowledge of construction and manufacturing
  • Hold Full UK Driver's License (or equivalent)
  • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel
  • A commitment to further training as seen fit for the role
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills both written and verbal
  • Proficient management and organisational skills
  • Self-discipline and the ability to work unsupervised as well as the ability to multi-task.
  • The ability to work to deadlines with proven time management skills
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Flexible, adaptable and calm when working under pressure
  • Comprehensive knowledge about the industry
  • Efficient presentation and communication skills

Salary & Benefits:

£25,000 - £38,000k, DOE, plus additional benefits

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-statement



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